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YearNumber of Regional Offices in Hong KongCountry/Territory where the parent company was located
United States of AmericaJapanThe mainland of ChinaUnited KingdomGermanyFranceSingapore
2014 2 395 490 465 160 204 125 110 90
2015 2 397 505 447 186 220 121 105 93
2016 2 352 480 420 174 223 131 109 102
2017 2 339 443 428 196 221 140 101 106
2018 2 425 434 421 255 219 139 119 106

YearCountry/Territory where the parent company was located
TaiwanSwitzerlandItalyNetherlandsAustraliaKoreaCanadaSweden
2014 144 84 61 65 47 40 29 28
2015 122 82 61 62 48 44 31 28
2016 115 80 64 63 54 41 32 29
2017 109 84 54 56 48 47 30 29
2018 97 83 62 52 50 47 33 30

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