Facts and figures

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30 million patients
use our
diabetes care products
 

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We sell our products
in around
170 countries

 

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We have
affiliate offices
in 80 countries

Our products


Main product areas

Diabetes
Obesity
Haemophilia
Growth disorders
Hormone replacement therapy

Our products

 



PERFORMANCE

Annual sales
2018


111,831 million Danish kroner 

Annual sales
2019


122,021 million Danish kroner

Full year results 2019

 

Sales by region
Full year 2019


North America Operations

60,457 million Danish kroner


USA: 57,486 million Danish kroner

Canada: 2,971 million Danish kroner

 

International Operations

61,564 million Danish kroner


Region Europe: 23,262 million Danish kroner

Region AAMEO: 14,089 million Danish kroner

Region China: 12,844 million Danish kroner

Region Japan & Korea: 6,453 million Danish kroner

Region Latin America: 4,916 million Danish kroner

 

Sales by business segment
Full year 2019


Diabetes and obesity care total

102,840 million Danish kroner

 

Biopharmaceuticals total

19,181 million Danish kroner

 


R&D AT A GLANCE
 

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We invest 11.7%
of net sales
in R&D
 

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19% of our
global workforce
works within R&D
 

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We have R&D centres
in China, Denmark,
India, UK and US
 


Our research focus



ACCESS TO MEDICINE
 


All people diagnosed with diabetes should receive treatment

Learn more about our access and affordability activities

Graphic: Insulin vials

In 2019, 3 million patients received low-priced human insulin through our Access to Insulin Commitment.

 

Graphic: Children

Our Changing Diabetes in Children® programme has provided treatment to 25,000+ children with type 1 diabetes

 

Graphic: Donations

In 2019, we donated 
86 million Danish kroner
to the World Diabetes Foundation

 


OUR PEOPLE
 

Number of employees

More than 42,700 employees (FTEs as of December 2019)


Business area distribution

19% within research and development

32% in production and production administration

40% in international sales and marketing

9% in administration
 

Novo Nordisk employees angaging

Affiliate distribution (FTEs as of December 2019)

Approximately 39% of employees are located in Denmark (16,360 FTEs) and 61% in the rest of the world:

Africa, Asia, Middle East & Oceania: 7,599

China & Taiwan: 4,885

Denmark: 16,360

Europe (excl. HQ): 4,175

Japan (993) & Korea: 1,147

Latin America: 2,005

North America (US 5,785 & Canada 319): 6,104

(includes Novo Nordisk and NNE employees)

 


PRODUCTION AT A GLANCE
 

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We supply
nearly half
the world's insulin

 

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Zero
environmental impact is our ambition

 

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Strategic production
sites in Brazil, China,
Denmark, France and
the US
 


HEADQUARTERS & REGIONAL OFFICES
 

Novo Nordisk headquarters, Bagsværd, Denmark

Corporate
headquarters

Bagsværd, Denmark

 

North America
Operations

Plainsboro, NJ, US

 

International
Operations

Zürich, Switzerland

 

Regional
offfices

Beijing (China)
Sao Paolo (Latin America)
Tokyo (Japan & Korea)
Copenhagen (Europe)
Dubai (Africa, Asia, Middle East & Oceania)

 


Novo Nordisk Annual Report 2019