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HK$ million
YearQuarterDirect investment assetsDirect investment liabilities
Position as at end of the periodOutflow during the period *Position as at end of the periodInflow during the period
2015 13,230,813 608,769 13,697,329 1,403,568
2016 13,526,856 586,386 14,142,152 1,034,144
2017 # 15,905,556 786,084 17,190,145 953,557
2016 Q4 13,526,856 193,021 14,142,152 315,908
2017 # Q1 13,734,095 177,525 14,511,103 246,897
Q2 14,821,222 330,933 15,747,124 294,011
Q3 15,266,030 63,881 16,442,160 77,099
Q4 15,905,556 213,745 17,190,145 335,551
Notes : (1)The aggregate direct investment figures presented in this table are compiled based on the “asset/liability principle” as recommended in Sixth Edition of the Balance of Payments and International Investment Position Manual published by the International Monetary Fund. These figures supersede the previous set of figures compiled based on the “directional principle”. Nevertheless, the overall direct investment balance compiled based on these two sets of figures respectively is the same.
 (2)Quarterly direct investment position is available as from the reference quarter of Q1 2010.
 (3)Quarterly direct investment outflow/inflow figures may not add up to the annual figures due to rounding.
 *The sign is different from the Balance of Payments conventions. A positive value represents an increase in direct investment assets while a negative value represents a decrease.
 #Figures are subject to revision later on as more data become available.
Source : Balance of Payments Section (2)1,
Census and Statistics Department
(Enquiry telephone no. : 3903 7024
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