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YearNumber of regional headquarters in Hong KongCountry/Territory where the parent company was located
United States of AmericaJapanThe mainland of ChinaUnited KingdomGermanyFranceSwitzerland
2013 1 379 316 245 114 126 81 66 43
2014 1 389 310 240 119 120 91 68 45
2015 1 401 307 238 133 126 87 67 43
2016 1 379 286 239 137 124 85 73 51
2017 1 413 283 233 154 122 87 81 55

YearCountry/Territory where the parent company was located
SingaporeItalyAustraliaSwedenNetherlandsBelgiumTaiwanCanada
2013 41 44 32 29 46 15 33 19
2014 43 43 37 28 43 14 31 16
2015 42 40 40 28 36 18 26 18
2016 40 36 37 30 29 20 25 17
2017 45 39 35 27 27 21 19 19

Notes : (1)Figures refer to the first working day of June of the year.
 (2)A regional headquarters is an office that has managerial control over offices and/or operations in the region (i.e. Hong Kong plus one or more other places) on behalf of its parent company located outside Hong Kong.
 (3)The definition of regional headquarters was revised in 2006 to enhance the clarity of description. It should be noted that figures for regional headquarters for 2006 and onwards may not be strictly comparable with those before 2006.
 (4)In the case of a joint-venture regional headquarters in Hong Kong, there may be more than one country/territory where its parent companies are located.
 (5)Prior to 2005, figures refer to the countries/territories where parent companies were incorporated. As from 2005, figures refer to the countries/territories where parent companies were located.
Source : Business Expectation Statistics Section,
Census and Statistics Department
(Enquiry telephone no. : 3903 7263)



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