Economy Measure Code Measure Currency Code Amount (Local) Amount (USD) Source Details
Denmark 01 01 - Liquidity Support DKK 2,211,659,372 327,433,628
Denmark 01A 01A - Short-term lending DKK 2,211,659,372 327,433,628 European Commission. (accessed 14 May 2020).

May 5, EUR296 million in investment or working capital loans to startups to be provided only until the end of the year.

Denmark 01B 01B - Support policies for short-term lending DKK IMF. (accessed 15 April 2020).

(i) March 20, The (Danmarks Nationalbank) DN announced the launch of an ‘extraordinary lending facility’ which will make full-allotment, 1-week, collateralized loans available to banks at -0.5 % interest rate. Starting March 27, this facility will also include 3-month variable rate loans; (ii) March 24, The DN announced the auction of USD liquidity; (iii) the Danish Financial Stability Authority (DFSA) also announced a case by case relaxation of regulation on the LCR requirement.

Denmark 01C 01C - Forex operations DKK IMF. (accessed 12 May 2020).

Denmark’s krone is pegged to the Euro. The fixed exchange rate policy has served Denmark well. The DN has stated its objective of preserving the peg.

Denmark 02 02 - Credit creation DKK 295,400,000,000 43,733,630,525
Denmark 02A 02A - Financial sector lending/funding DKK
Denmark 02B 02B - Support policies for long-term lending DKK 200,000,000,000 29,609,770,159 IMF. (accessed 14 May 2020).

No amount/estimate: (i) The DN increased the policy rate by 15bps to -0.6 %; (ii) March 12, DKK200 billion in additional liquidity after Danish authorities reduced the countercyclical capital buffer from 1% to 0% and cancel the planned increases meant to take effect later; (ii) March 30, A joint statement by the government and the financial sector commits banks and mortgage banks to support households with additional loans and payment holidays. Banks and insurance companies are urged by the DFSA not to pay out dividends or buy back shares; (iii) the DN also increased the interest rate on the previously announced 1-week loans to -0.35 %.

Denmark 02C 02C - Loan guarantees DKK 95,400,000,000 14,123,860,366 OECD. (accessed 24 June 2020).

(i) March 17, DKK1.20 billion credit guarantee for Scandinavian Airlines. Total support credit guarantee to the airlines amounting to SEK3.5 billion equally split between the Danish and Swedish governments; (ii) March 19, DKK35.7 billion loan guarantees scheme for large firms; (iii) DKK25 billion loan guarantee scheme for SMEs; (iv) DKK1.25 liquidity guarantee in new loans to SMEs with export activities; (v) DKK2.25 billion government guarantee for the Travel Guarantee Fund, to be repaid by the travel industry in the coming years; (vi) April 18, DKK30 billion government guarantee (to insurance companies) for companies' trade and export activities; (vii) No amount/estimate: May 20, For startups, loan guarantees by the Ministry of Finance on 70 % of new corporate loans that are issued to cover losses directly relating to COVID-19.

Denmark 03 03 - Direct long-term lending DKK 1,500,000,000 222,073,276
Denmark 03A 03A - Long-term lending DKK 1,500,000,000 222,073,276 OECD. (accessed 15 April 2020).

March 19, DKK1.5 billion expected increase in the utilization of Danish students’ Loan Scheme that was temporarily extended.

Denmark 03B 03B - Forbearance DKK
Denmark 04 04 - Equity support DKK 18,777,889,398 2,780,044,946 IMF. (accessed 8 July 2020). European Commission. (accessed 22 July 2020)

(i) April 18, DKK3.5 billion in loans and equity provided to entrepreneurs and venture firms. The state investment fund (Vaekstfonden) will provide risky capital to start-ups and venture firm, facing difficulties in financing as private investors withdraw from the market. Available in 2020 only; (ii) June 15, DKK10 billion from a new government-backed fund to act as an investor of last resort with the possibility of recapitalizing large and important firms at risk of bankruptcy; (iii) Together with Sweden, planned recapitalization of SAS (a Dutch airline) through an equity injection. Last August 17, the European Commission (EC) approved this measure. Denmark is expected to provide approximately EUR583 million of the recapitalization funds; (iv) November 20, EUR1.34 billion approved by the EC as capital support to large companies affected by coronavirus outbreak. [update]

Denmark 05 05 - Health and income support DKK 271,005,800,000 40,122,097,249
Denmark 05A 05A - Health support DKK 2,368,800,000 350,698,118 OECD. (accessed 30 April 2020). IMF. (accessed 10 June 2020). Denmark government. (accessed 2 July 2020). The Local Denmark. (accessed 12 November 2020)

(i) March 30, DKK150 million in subsidies provided to health research specifically related to COVID-19; (ii) Recently an additional DKK 0.8 billion has been allocated to hire more social and health workers nationwide; (iii) July 1, DKK1.4 billion disbursed to municipalities for protective equipment and extra cleaning; (iv) November 11, DKK18.8 million allocated for the testing of a potential COVID-19 vaccine developed by researchers.

Denmark 05B 05B - Income support DKK 268,637,000,000 39,771,399,132 OECD. (accessed 30 April 2020). (accessed 18 June 2020). (accessed 18 June 2020). Denmark government. (accessed 13 August 2020). European Commission. (accessed 6 July 2020)

(i) March 10, DKK32.5 billion liquidity effect of deferral of monthly VAT payments for large firms; (ii) March 12, No amount/estimate: Short-time Work Scheme made more flexible; (iii) DKK10 million for upskilling of dismissed employees; (iv) DKK1.7 billion sickness benefit reimbursement available from 27 February to 1 January 2021; (v) March 26, DKK1.1 billion liquidity effect of deferral of property taxes; (vi) DKK2.5 billion frontloading of investments in e.g. energy renovation and similar initiatives in municipalities; (vii) March 26, DKK6.5 billion frontloading of payment by local governments to firms; (viii) March, DKK74 billion liquidity effect of deferral of income tax payment and labor market contributions; (ix) April 1, DKK300 million compensation scheme to event organizer companies extended; (x) April 7, DKK1.2 billion for a range of minor support schemes established to support agents and businesses with cultural activities, sports and private education. This amount has been increased to DKK1.9 billion [update]; (xi) April 18, DKK6 billion for the Job Retention Scheme available from 9 March to 8 July 2020. Take-up rate around 5% of the labour force (150,000 employees) on 19 April; (xii) April 18, DKK277 million for increased access to unemployment and sickness benefits. As of June 5, the wage compensation has been extended to August 29; (xiii) April 18, DKK65.3 billion compensation scheme for companies’ fixed costs available for the period 9 March to 8 July; (xiv) April 18, DKK14.3 billion compensation scheme for self-employed; (xv) April 18, DKK350 million for Innovation and Sustainable Growth in Business Scheme to support new projects. As of August 5, the European Commission has approved the extension of this program to help affected companies restructure and consolidate themselves. The modification will also improve cooperation between large companies and SMEs in green transition; (xvi) April, DKK35.4 billion VAT payments already made for second half and last quarter of 2019 are made available as interest free loans; (xvii) April, DKK5 billion liquidity impact of deferral of provisional taxes for self-employed; (xviii) May 14, No amount/estimate: Increased holiday and time-off benefits for students, apprentices, and trainees; (xix) May 20, Established a pool of DKK20 million to sponsor collegiate, cultural, and sporting activities for vulnerable and elderly citizens during the coronavirus crisis. The pool is managed by the Ministry of Culture's Palace and Culture Board; (xx) May 26, No amount/estimate: Relaxed requirements to receive pension and unemployment benefits; (xxi) May 26, No amount/estimate: Frozen holiday funds must be paid out by employers by September 1, 2020; (xxii) May 28, DKK18 billion from further VAT deferrals for medium-sized firms; (xxiii) No amount/estimate: June 4, Banned predatory mortgage loan providers, and created rules to facilitate settlement of those loans; (xxiv) No amount/estimate: June 15, Announced a one-time grant of DKK1,000 to be paid to beneficiaries who were fully or partially publicly supported by a public income transfer in the month of April; (xxv) No amount/estimate: June 15, Gives six months' grief leave to all parents who lose a child under the age of 18; (xxvi) No amount/estimate: Extended deadlines for Danish municipalities and regions to prepay deliveries worth DKK1 million (minus value added taxes) or less; (xxvii) DKK700 million summer fiscal package for the tourism, transportation, athletics, and culture sectors; (xxviii) No amount/estimate: Extend the suspension of the 225-hour rule for cash beneficiaries until September 8, 2020; (xxix) DKK730 million for increased unemployment benefits - unemployed people over 30 years will be entitled to take a vocational education of 110% unemployment benefit; (xxx) July 1, DKK7.5 billion disbursed to municipalities for transfer costs, employment grants, and other non-health expenditures. The other 1.4 billion of the 8.9 billion total package can be found in (iii) of Measure 5A; (xxxi) July 13, The European Commission has approved two Danish schemes to support self-employed workers and freelancers affected by the coronavirus outbreak: (a) DKK500 million for self-employed workers active in all sectors of the economy except the financial sector; (b) DKK200 million for self-employed workers and freelancers whose yearly income is strongly dependent on delivering goods or services linked to large events, which were initially planned for the summer of this year but had to be cancelled or postponed due to the emergency measures put in place by the Danish government to limit the spread of the coronavirus; (xxxii) July 14, DKK1.1 billion to compensate fixed costs of companies whose activities are still subject to the restrictive measures implemented by the Danish Government to limit the spread of the coronavirus. As of August 7, this measure has been extended to August 29 for companies which are still not allowed to open under the current rules; (xxxiii) September 10, DKK250 million economic recovery package that will be used to strengthen the companies in the Nordic countries' opportunities in the green transition, remove burdens for companies, and get particularly hard-hit businesses such as. tourism back on track.

Denmark 06 06 - Budget reallocation DKK
Denmark 07 07 - Central bank financing government DKK
Denmark 07A 07A - Direct lending and reserve drawdown DKK
Denmark 07B 07B - Secondary purchase: government securities DKK
Denmark 08 08 - International Assistance Received DKK 349,630,351,082 51,762,371,681
Denmark 08A 08A - Swaps DKK 349,182,041,750 51,696,000,000 IMF. (accessed 30 April 2020); The Fed. (accessed 14 May 2020).

The standing swap line with ECB was activated and its size was doubled to EUR24 billion. It will remain in place as long as needed, no information available on usage. In addition, the DN reached an agreement with the Federal Reserve to establish a USD30 billion swap line that will stand for at least 6 months. Amounts outstanding under the Federal Reserve swap line: USD300 million as of August 6. Peak amount oustanding: USD5.29 billion as of April 30.

Denmark 08B 08B - International loans/grants DKK 448,309,332 66,371,681
Denmark 08B1 08B1 - Asian Development Bank DKK
Denmark 08B2 08B2 - Other DKK 448,309,332 66,371,681 Nordic Investment Bank. (accessed 8 July 2020)

EUR60 million over a 10-year loan agreement between the Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) and the Danish Ringkjøbing Landbobank (RLB) for onlending to environmental projects and to SMEs in Denmark. This initiative is part of NIB's special support for sustainable business during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Denmark 09 09 - International Assistance Provided DKK 5,048,941,832 747,490,036
Denmark 09A 09A - Swaps DKK
Denmark 09B 09B - International loans/grants DKK 5,048,941,832 747,490,036 UN. (accessed 22 May 2020). Denmark government. (accessed 2 July 2020)

(i) As of May 20, contributed USD7,245,782 to the UN COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund; (ii) July 1, contributed DKK5 billion to the European Guarantee Fund to help especially small and medium-sized businesses affected by the crisis.

Denmark 10 10 - No breakdown DKK
Denmark 11 11 - Other Economic Measures DKK Denmark government. (accessed 13 August 2020). Denmark government. (accessed 27 July 2020)

(i) August 11, set up a Forum for restarting Danish exports, and eight Restart Teams from various industries to contribute their input; (ii) August 21, Gave entrepreneurs a better opportunity to re-register entrepreneurial companies as private limited companies. Also extended the deadline for re-registration to 15 October 2021.

Denmark 12 12 - Non-Economic Measures DKK IMF. (accessed 12 April 2020). The Local Denmark. (accessed 21 May 2020). The Local Denmark. (accessed 8 September 2020)

(i) People returning from abroad are strongly encouraged to self-quarantine for two weeks. Borders have been closed and entry are only allowed for citizens and others with a critical reason to enter (e.g. work or visit sick family member). EU border restrictions apply as well. Borders remain fully open to transport of goods and capital flows. Air traffic is de facto shut down. All schools, childcare and education facilities were closed, but have gradually begun reopening as of May 20. Teaching continues through online distance learning platforms. The government has banned gatherings of more than 10 people (inside as well as outside), except in work places. Only food stores, pharmacies and stores allowing sufficient physical distance are allowed to remain open. All restaurants, bars and cultural premises as well personal services not allowing sufficient physical distance (e.g. hairdressers) are required to close; (ii) The authorities announced careful and gradual lift of some containment measures such as the opening of daycares, kindergartens and schools (up to 5th grade) by April 15 while others remain in place till May (e.g. no events with more than 10 people, closure of borders) and August (e.g. large gatherings). The gradual opening of the economy was extended to include additional health care sectors and liberal professions. The authorities adjusted the criteria for COVID-19 testing to enable a comprehensive testing of the population as part of the reopening strategy. As of October 8, all current restrictions will be in place until October 31. As of October 26, Denmark has reduced the maximum number of people who are allowed to gather in public from 50 to 10, subject to exemptions for essential activities, etc. This measure will be initially effective for 4 weeks.

Germany 01 01 - Liquidity Support EUR 457,000,000,000 505,530,973,451
Germany 01A 01A - Short-term lending EUR 457,000,000,000 505,530,973,451 Federal Ministry of Finance. (accessed 17 April 2020); Federal Ministry of Finance. (accessed 17 April 2020); ; Bundesministerium der Finanzen. (accessed 12 November 2020).

March 23: (i) EUR100 billion within the Economic Stabilisation Fund (WSF) for the refinancing of large Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW) loans; (ii) EUR357 billion increase of the KfW guarantee framework (roughly EUR465 billion) to around EUR822 billion available through guarantee loans and to set up new ones and expand liquidity assistance programs; (iii) No amount/estimate: October 28, Companies with up to 10 employees can apply for KfW Quick Loan (up to EUR300,000).

Germany 01B 01B - Support policies for short-term lending EUR
Germany 01C 01C - Forex operations EUR
Germany 02 02 - Credit creation EUR 483,840,000,000 535,221,238,938
Germany 02A 02A - Financial sector lending/funding EUR
Germany 02B 02B - Support policies for long-term lending EUR International Monetary Fund (IMF). (accessed 11 April 2020) ; Bundesministerium der Finanzen. (accessed 6 August 2020).

(i) No amount/estimate: April 1, Release of the countercyclical capital buffer for banks from 0.25% to zero; (ii) No amount/estimate: July 29, The Federal Cabinet passed a draft law to strengthen the stability of the banking sector and protect taxpayers and investors. Large banks will have to maintain loss buffers of at least 8% of their total assets, which cushion losses in the event of a crisis (

Germany 02C 02C - Loan guarantees EUR 483,840,000,000 535,221,238,938 Federal Ministry of Finance. (accessed 17 April 2020); IMF. (accessed 17 April 2020); Federal Ministry of Economy and Energy. (accessed 12 July 2020); European Commission. (accessed 8 August 2020).

(i) March 23, EUR400 billion under the WSF to provide guarantees to companies' debt (up to 60 months) and EUR63 billion in guarantees by Länder; (ii) July 7, The federal government supports the financing of German exports with export credit guarantees (annual guarantee volume is EUR20 billion). This is part of the package of measures announced to support the export industry; (iii) July 31, European Commission approves EUR840 million German guarantee scheme to cover vouchers issued by travel operators for cancelled travel packages booked prior to 8 March 2020. Any traveller that accepts a voucher issued by a travel operator will be able to either use it or receive a full refund (

Germany 03 03 - Direct long-term lending EUR 3,550,000,000 3,926,991,150
Germany 03A 03A - Long-term lending EUR 3,550,000,000 3,926,991,150 Reuters. (accessed 2 May 2020); Federal Ministry of Finance. (accessed 31 May 2020).

(i) April 27, EUR550 million loan to Condor, a German leisure airline; (ii) May 25, Lufthansa gets a EUR9 billion support, of which EUR3 billion is a KfW syndicated loan (private banks will contribute EUR600 million).

Germany 03B 03B - Forbearance EUR IMF. (accessed 21 May 2020); Federal Ministry of Economy and Energy. (accessed 12 July 2020); Die Bundesregierung. (accessed 19 September 2020).

No amount/estimate: (i) March, A law suspended the obligation to file for insolvency for companies that have become ripe for bankruptcy as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The suspension expires on September 30, 2020. September 18, The suspension is extended until December 31, 2020; (ii) May, A payment moratorium on consumer loans established before March 15 is granted until June 30, 2020 if the debtor is financially affected by the COVID-19 crisis; (iii) July 1, New insolvency law making cheaper and easy to file for insolvency for companies and consumers; (iii) July 7, Improved financing conditions for new export transactions (e.g., reduced down payments and delayed repayments for certain transactions). This is part of the package of measures announced to support the export industry.

Germany 04 04 - Equity support EUR 112,000,000,000 123,893,805,310 Federal Ministry of Finance. (accessed 17 April 2020); Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy. (accessed 17 April 2020); Bruegel. (accessed 16 April 2020); Deutsche Welle. (accessed 17 April 2020); Finance Yahoo. (accessed 25 May 2020); Federal Ministry of Finance. (accessed 31 May 2020).

(i) March 23, EUR100 billion under the WSF to directly acquire equity of larger affected companies and strengthen their capital position. May 25, Lufthansa gets a EUR9 billion support, of which EUR6 billion will be equity; (ii) April 1, EUR2 billion to expand venture capital financing to start-ups, new technology companies, and small businesses during the coronavirus crisis; and (iii) EUR10 billion fund by the state of Bavaria to buy stakes in struggling companies.