Facts and figures

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29.2 million patients use our diabetes products

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Our products are marketed in 170 countries

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We have affiliates 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 

Total sales
9 months 2019


89,604 million Danish kroner

Third-quarter results for 2019

 

Sales by region
9 months 2019


North America Operations

43,391 million Danish kroner


USA: 41,234 million Danish kroner

Canada: 2,157 million Danish kroner

 

International Operations

46,213 million Danish kroner


Region Europe: 17,105 million Danish kroner

Region AAMEO: 10,810 million Danish kroner

Region China: 9,825 million Danish kroner

Region Japan & Korea: 4,719 million Danish kroner

Region Latin America: 3,754 million Danish kroner

 

Sales by business segment
9 months 2019


Diabetes and obesity care total

75,510 million Danish kroner

 

Biopharmaceuticals total

14,094 million Danish kroner

 


R&D AT A GLANCE
 

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We invest 13.2% of 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 2018, 5 million people with diabetes were treated with our human insulin at a maximum of 4 USD per 10ml vial

Graphic: Children

Our Changing Diabetes in Children® programme has provided treatment to 19,000+ children with type 1 diabetes

Graphic: Donations

In 2018, we donated 85 million Danish kroner to the World Diabetes Foundation
 


OUR PEOPLE
 

Number of employees

More than 42,200 employees (FTEs as of September 2019)


Business area distribution

19% within research and development

33% in production and production administration

39% in international sales and marketing

9% in administration
 

Novo Nordisk employees angaging

Affiliate distribution (FTEs as of September 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: 7,482

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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By 2020 all our production will run on 100% renewable power
 

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We have production sites in Brazil, China, Denmark, France and the US


HEADQUARTERS
 

We are located in Denmark

Novo Nordisk A/S
Novo Allé 1
2880 Bagsværd
Denmark
CVR nr. 24 25 67 90

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