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HK-operated businesses with parent companies located outside the city hit 8,978

Most companies operating in HK are from the Mainland.

The number of businesses operating in Hong Kong but with parent companies located outside the city has reached 8,978 in 2022, data from  Invest Hong Kong and the Census and Statistics Department (C&SD) showed.

Of the total, 1,411 are operating as regional headquarters (RHQs), 2, 397 as regional offices (ROs) and 5, 170 as local offices (LOs).

The parent companies of businesses operating in the city are mostly from the Mainland (2,114), Japan (1,388),  the United States (1,258), the United Kingdom (655) and Singapore (463).

In terms of sector, most of the companies belong to import/export trade, wholesale and retail (4,170),  financing and banking (1 683), and professional, business and education services (1 308).

In terms of jobs, the number of people engaged by overseas and Mainland companies in Hong Kong was  468,000 in 2022.

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