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YearNumber of local offices in Hong KongCountry/Territory where the parent company was located
The mainland of ChinaJapanUnited States of AmericaUnited KingdomSingaporeTaiwanFrance
2013 3 614 639 660 517 251 200 249 127
2014 3 801 678 683 531 260 210 251 133
2015 4 106 772 673 556 285 222 265 143
2016 4 255 812 717 587 309 240 247 152
2017 4 473 914 717 587 332 257 253 161

YearCountry/Territory where the parent company was located
GermanySwitzerlandNetherlandsKoreaAustraliaItalyCanadaMalaysia
2013 113 100 74 82 78 43 47 38
2014 119 113 79 83 89 48 52 35
2015 132 127 92 86 94 58 61 35
2016 141 113 98 82 88 60 61 38
2017 155 99 95 94 91 67 57 52

Notes : (1)Figures refer to the first working day of June of the year.
 (2)A local office is an office that only takes charge of the business in Hong Kong (but nowhere else) on behalf of its parent company located outside Hong Kong.
 (3)The definition of local office was revised in 2006 to enhance the clarity of description. It should be noted that figures for local office for 2006 and onwards may not be strictly comparable with those before 2006.
 (4)In the case of a joint-venture local office 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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