Danish shipping shares are affected by the global decline within the shipping industry since the beginning of the financial crisis in 2008. However, they are not as affected as the 80 biggest listed shipping companies in the world according to the Nykredit data.
19 March 2008, the 5 biggest listed shipping companies in Denmark (the A.P. Moller-Maersk B share, D/S Norden, Torm, DFDS and Erria) had an overall share value of USD 43.9 billion and on 16 March 2012 they had dropped to USD 36.5 billion. Thus, the overall share value of the companies has dropped by 16.7 %; considerably less than the 44 % drop suffered by the 80 biggest listed shipping companies in the world. Their combined share value fell by USD 99 billion in the same period according to a Tuesday Bloomberg article.