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HK$ billion
Major investor country/territory Position of inward DI at end of year DI inflow during the year
2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
British Virgin Islands 3,154.8 3,537.0 4,123.4 4,325.5 4,316.0 191.9 341.9 476.7 437.5 240.7
The mainland of China 3,568.3 3,341.6 3,493.5 3,270.3 3,241.4 232.7 46.6 221.8 200.8 256.8
Cayman Islands 136.1 262.6 397.1 861.7 970.0 12.6 34.4 16.7 404.3 136.0
Netherlands 671.1 696.6 745.9 778.7 795.3 37.8 16.1 44.8 34.4 50.4
Bermuda 615.8 613.8 612.9 569.7 586.5 73.0 45.7 -4.7 59.4 14.9
United States of America 294.9 347.5 385.0 314.6 313.7 -120.8 21.2 8.3 3.0 47.6
Singapore 204.5 225.9 318.5 343.1 291.5 17.1 14.0 59.0 23.3 -18.1
United Kingdom 129.7 159.6 131.9 256.4 282.2 43.9 23.1 44.4 55.9 64.9
Japan 173.8 205.8 226.5 225.8 220.7 7.7 6.3 10.8 22.5 14.4
Taiwan 64.2 67.1 68.6 79.4 108.9 5.3 2.2 0.8 -2.6 -1.3
Other countries/territories 633.5 1,025.4 1,099.4 1,310.6 1,481.9 43.1 24.8 -2.0 113.1 104.8
Total of all countries/territories 9,646.6 10,482.9 11,602.9 12,335.9 12,608.1 544.3 576.2 876.5 1,351.5 911.2
Notes : (1)The total of all countries/territories presented in this table is different from the aggregrate direct investment liabilities presented in Table 047 due to the adoption of different presentation principles, with the former compiled based on the "directional principle" and the latter based on the "asset/liability principle" in accordance with the international statistical standards. The total of all countries/territories in this table should be referred to in calculating the shares of individual investor countries/territories, while the direct investment liabilities in Table 047 should be referred to in the analyses on aggregate statistics.
 (2)Individual figures may not add up to the total due to rounding.
 (3)Country/Territory here refers to the immediate source economy. It does not necessarily reflect the country/territory from which the funds are initially mobilised.
 (4)Negative inflow does not necessarily relate to equity withdrawal. It may be the result of repayment of loans owed to non-resident affiliates.
 (5)Selected major country/territory are selected based on the position of Hong Kong's inward DI from individual investor countries/territories in recent years.
Source : Balance of Payments Section (2)1,
Census and Statistics Department
(Enquiry telephone no. : 3903 7024
 Enquiry e-mail : di@censtatd.gov.hk)



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