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16 production sites on 5 continents.

Affiliates or offices in 79 countries.

Products marketed in more than 170 countries.


Approximately 42,700 employees (FTEs March 2018).

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 (17,294 FTEs) and 59% in the rest of the world:

Africa, Asia, Middle East & Oceania: 6,858

China: 4,566

Denmark: 17,294

Europe (excl. HQ): 4,400

Japan (1,122) & Korea: 1,249

Latin America: 1,933

North America (US 6,087 & Canada 301): 6,388

(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
Q1 2018

26,930 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
Q1 2018

Diabetes and obesity care total:
21,838 million Danish kroner

Biopharmaceuticals total:
4,322 million Danish kroner

Sales by region
Q1 2018

North America Operations:
13,366 million Danish kroner

USA: 12,878 million Danish kroner

International Operations: 
13,564 million Danish kroner

Region Europe: 5,233 million Danish kroner
Region AAMEO: 2,899 million Danish kroner
Region China: 3,029 million Danish kroner
Region Japan & Korea: 1,257 million Danish kroner
Region Latin America: 1,146 million Danish kroner


Novo Nordisk A/S

Bagsværd, Denmark, 
CVR nr. 24 25 67 90



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