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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
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
2018 1 530 290 244 197 137 98 92 54

YearCountry/Territory where the parent company was located
SingaporeItalyAustraliaSwedenNetherlandsTaiwanCanadaBelgium
2014 43 43 37 28 43 31 16 14
2015 42 40 40 28 36 26 18 18
2016 40 36 37 30 29 25 17 20
2017 45 39 35 27 27 19 19 21
2018 46 39 35 29 28 22 21 21

Notes : (1)Figures refer to the first working day of June of the year.
 (2)A regional headquarters is an office with parent company located outside Hong Kong which has managerial control over offices and/or operations in the region (i.e. Hong Kong plus one other place or more).
 (3)The definition of regional headquarters was revised in 2018 to enhance the clarity of description. It should be noted that figures for regional headquarters for 2018 and onwards may not be strictly comparable with those before 2018.
 (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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