I’m the last to suggest that political concerns begin and end with business, but nor should they be entirely ignored. Whatever… interesting to see what effect the boycott call had.
[quote=“BBC: Cartoons row hits Danish exports”]A Muslim boycott of Danish goods led to a 15.5% drop in total exports between February and June. Trade to the Middle East fell by half, statistics show.
An industry chief said there was little doubt the cartoons row was to blame.
Publication of the cartoons in a Danish newspaper in September 2005 sparked mass protests among Muslims worldwide.
In January, Muslims in a number of countries were urged to show their anger with unofficial boycotts of Danish goods.
National statistics show that exports to Denmark’s main market in the Muslim world, Saudi Arabia, fell by 40% following the boycott, while those to Iran - its third largest market - fell by 47%.
Dansk Industri said it would still be some time before a complete picture emerged of how much the boycott had cost the country. [/quote]