Portfolio investments concern securities transactions between Denmark
and abroad, i.e. purchases and sales of shares, investment fund shares and
bonds across national borders.
The statistics contain detailed information on transactions (net purchases/sales) for Danish investments in foreign securities as well as foreign investments in Danish securities. The statistics contain, for example, information on which country and sector the buyer and seller come from.
In contrast to direct investments, portfolio investments are characterised by the investor not having a significant influence on the decision-making in the company in which the investment is made.
The statistics are part of the balance of payments financial account and are compiled in accordance with the guidelines laid down in the balance of payments manual issued by the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
The statistics are published on the 20th banking day of each month.