Wednesday, December 12, 2012

BVI Remains the Second Top Country for HK Inward and Outward DI


Hong Kong’s Census and Statistics Department has issued the statistics of direct investments in country’s economy for the year 2011, where reported the increase of both inward and outward direct investments in Hong Kong economy by the end of 2011.

According to the published statistics, Mainland China remained the largest source and destination of HK direct investments. As the source of investments, at the end of the year Mainland China accounted for 36.3%, being the largest share of the total stock. The Mainland was also the most important destination for Hong Kong’s outward direct investments, with 42.1% share of the total stock by the end of 2011. 

British Virgin Islands was the second largest source of Hong Kong direct investments, with more than prominent share of 31.1%. As a destination of outward investment, the BVI was in the second place with 41.8% - again, very close to the leader of the statistics of HK investments, Mainland China.

In 2011, the stock of HK’s inward DI increased marginally by 0.9% from the year 2010, and achieved market value of almost HKD8.38 trillion. The total stock of Hong Kong’s outward DI increased by 8.3% from the previous year and reached market value of HKD7.95 trillion, with a ratio to GDP of 411%.

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