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16 production sites on 5 continents.

Affiliates or offices in 79 countries.

Products marketed in more than 170 countries.


Approximately 42,100 employees (FTEs December 2017).

19% within research and development
32% in production and production administration
37% in international sales and marketing
12% in administration

Affiliate distribution (FTEs)

Approximately 41% of employees are located in Denmark (17,140 FTEs) and 59% in the rest of the world:

Africa, Asia, Middle East & Oceania: 6,775

China: 4,356

Denmark: 17,140

Europe (excl. HQ): 4,326

Japan (1,122) & Korea: 1,252

Latin America: 1,866

North America (US 6,079 & Canada 302): 6,381

(includes all Novo Nordisk and NNE employees in the respective locations)

Product areas

We have five product areas:
Diabetes care
Obesity and weight management
Haemophilia management
Growth hormone therapy
Hormone replacement therapy

For patient and disease information, including pens and needles, please look under Patients.

Quarterly sale
Q4 2017

27,992 million Danish kroner

Annual sale

111,696 million Danish kroner 
(Full year results 2017. See the Annual Report for more information)

Sales by business segment
Q4 2017

Diabetes and obesity care total:
23,143 million Danish kroner

Biopharmaceuticals total:
4,849 million Danish kroner

Sales by region
Q4 2017

North America Operations:
14,434 million Danish kroner

USA: 13,879 million Danish kroner

International Operations: 
13,558 million Danish kroner

Region Europe: 5,418 million Danish kroner
Region AAMEO: 3,068 million Danish kroner
Region China: 2,510 million Danish kroner
Region Japan & Korea: 1,570 million Danish kroner
Region Latin America: 992 million Danish kroner


Novo Nordisk A/S

Bagsværd, Denmark, 
CVR nr. 24 25 67 90



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