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HK$ billion
Major recipient country/territory Position of outward DI at end of year DI outflow during the year
2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
The mainland of China 4,560.0 4,701.8 4,822.7 5,420.1 5,822.8 637.9 306.6 234.9 243.3 397.0
British Virgin Islands 4,598.1 4,840.5 4,658.2 4,881.3 4,841.8 150.9 -16.4 156.6 81.7 199.3
Cayman Islands 244.7 455.2 495.2 543.3 522.7 64.9 224.5 38.2 1.7 16.1
Bermuda 283.3 227.0 225.0 288.1 344.2 26.2 24.0 28.1 49.1 18.0
Singapore 84.7 71.4 94.8 215.7 255.0 11.3 -8.2 7.3 64.7 6.5
United Kingdom 242.0 248.5 160.5 179.9 191.8 2.2 17.1 -68.6 10.7 31.0
Netherlands 26.8 32.4 32.6 248.7 162.0 -1.4 -2.8 -0.9 200.4 -70.3
Australia 130.3 135.4 135.3 133.7 119.4 15.6 0.6 -9.9 -17.1 18.4
United States of America 78.1 85.7 89.9 92.0 110.7 3.6 -17.0 0.7 6.9 24.5
Luxembourg 78.1 70.0 77.6 84.4 91.3 -1.7 -0.4 6.8 -1.0 4.9
Other countries/territories 920.9 1,001.5 1,201.1 2,081.9 1,869.8 52.8 28.6 70.3 35.4 -1.0
Total of all countries/territories 11,246.9 11,869.4 11,992.8 14,169.1 14,331.2 962.2 556.7 463.4 675.7 644.3
Notes : (1)The total of all countries/territories presented in this table is different from the aggregate 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 recipient country/territory are selected based on the position of Hong Kong's outward DI to individual recipient countries/territories in recent years.
Source : Balance of Payments Section (2)1,
Census and Statistics Department
(Enquiry telephone no. : 3903 7017
 Enquiry e-mail : di@censtatd.gov.hk)



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