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HK$ billion
Major recipient country/territory Position of outward DI at end of year DI outflow during the year
2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
British Virgin Islands 3,319.2 3,911.5 3,766.0 4,598.1 4,840.5 245.4 275.4 155.9 150.9 -16.4
The mainland of China 3,346.4 3,671.1 3,952.3 4,560.0 4,701.8 393.1 296.6 396.9 637.9 306.6
Cayman Islands 113.3 178.4 233.2 244.7 455.2 46.8 -16.1 19.5 64.9 224.5
United Kingdom 210.7 214.4 232.0 242.0 248.5 13.1 12.6 1.7 2.2 17.1
Bermuda 219.4 262.5 254.6 283.3 227.0 29.2 28.1 22.4 26.2 24.0
Australia 95.3 112.1 113.5 130.3 135.4 8.8 12.2 9.2 15.6 0.6
United States of America 74.9 62.2 69.5 78.1 85.7 -13.7 -5.9 5.6 3.6 -17.0
Canada 75.6 72.1 73.0 73.9 74.5 -0.5 -2.4 -0.9 § 0.2
Singapore 52.2 61.5 80.2 84.7 71.4 4.0 10.5 -2.2 11.3 -8.2
Luxembourg 84.6 84.0 85.7 78.1 70.0 4.9 0.7 0.2 -1.7 -0.4
Other countries/territories 354.9 380.4 759.7 873.7 959.4 18.9 35.3 18.2 51.4 25.6
Total of all countries/territories 7,946.4 9,010.2 9,619.7 11,246.9 11,869.4 749.9 647.0 626.5 962.2 556.7
Notes : (1)The total of all countries/territories presented in this table is different from the aggregrate direct investment assets 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 recipient countries/territories, while the direct investment assets 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 destination economy. It does not necessarily reflect the country/territory in which the funds are ultimately used.
 (4)Negative outflow does not necessarily relate to equity withdrawal. It may be the result of repayment of loans by non-resident affiliates.
 (5)Selected major country/territory are selected based on the position of Hong Kong's outward DI to individual recipient countries/territories in recent years.
 (6)§ Within ±HK$0.05 billion.
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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