From DKK (Danish Krone)

What is the Danish Krone (DKK)’

DCC is the Abbreviation of the currency in the foreign currency for the Danish Krone. Krona is the official Currency of Denmark, as well as in the provinces of Greenland and the Faroe Islands. Krona is subdivided into 100 cents and anchor to the Euro.

Breaking down the ‘Danish Krone (DKK)’

First introduced in 1619, the Danish Krone was also known as the Danish crown and “crown” is a literal translation of kr. Denmark replaced the former Danish rigsdaler Danish Krone as its official currency and the Krona was tied to the gold standard. First Danish currency had coins minted with the monarch. Danish as international trade grows, the demand for paper currency increased.

Denmark created a second Danish Krone (DKK) in the framework of the termination of the country’s participation in the Scandinavian monetary Union with Sweden and Norway. This Union broke up in 1914, and the three participating countries agreed to keep their currencies. Krone was pegged to the German REICHSMARK mark briefly, for the British pound, and later to the German mark.

Denmark first applied to be a member of the community, the predecessor of the European Union, the European economic community in 1961, but did not join until 1973. Despite years of Danish participation in the European community, Denmark deserved reputation quite skeptical about the EU, the result of a failed referendum to increase the integration in the European community. In 2000, the population voted to replace the crown on the Euro.

The first failed referendum was held in 1992 when Danish voters rejected the referendum on the Maastricht Treaty or to one of two treaties which form the constitutional basis of the European Union. After the failure of the referendum of 1992, amending the agreement satisfied some of the Danish concerns, and a second referendum ratified it in 1993.

But the skepticism of the Euro I lived in Denmark, even after its accession to the EU. After the accession of Denmark to the EU, influential political figures like the Prime Minister, Poul Rasmussen of Nyrup supported joining the Eurozone. He struggled to hold a referendum on this issue held on 28 September 2000, Danish 53.2% of the vote decided not to adopt the Euro.

Danish Krone in international Economics

The Danish Krone is part of the European mechanism of regulation of exchange rates, aimed at reducing exchange rate volatility among EU countries. His reference to the Euro at a ratio of 7.5 Krona to 1 Euro. Despite the Danish attachment to their currency, independent analysts say that Denmark is the de facto user for the Euro as the national Bank of Denmark tracks the European Central Bank policy so closely. Former Prime Minister of Denmark Anders Fogh Rasmussen described it as being part of the Eurozone, having a place in decision-making.

According to the world Bank, Denmark is experiencing a 1.6% annual inflation and gross domestic product (GDP) growth of 2.2% in 2017, for the current year of available data.


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