HK companies

This page shows the number of companies newly-incorporated and dissolved in HK per year, on a gross and net basis. Earliest records from the 19th century are understated due to lost records of dissolved companies. Registration was not required until 1911. Click and drag to zoom, right-click to reset. You can select the type of company below, but keep in mind that this is based on their latest recorded status, so for example, a company that is no longer listed on the stock exchange will no longer be categorised as a listed company.


There is 1 company with an unknown incorporation date, number 699, "The General Commercial Company, Limited", dissolved on 20-Aug-1926. The company migrated from the Shanghai register and the HK Companies Registry has been unable to determine when it was incorporated.

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Year Inc. Diss. Net Total
inc.
Total
diss.
Net
alive
1865 2 0 2 2 0 2
1866 2 0 2 4 0 4
1867 0 0 0 4 0 4
1868 1 0 1 5 0 5
1869 0 0 0 5 0 5
1870 1 0 1 6 0 6
1871 0 0 0 6 0 6
1872 0 0 0 6 0 6
1873 0 0 0 6 0 6
1874 0 0 0 6 0 6
1875 0 0 0 6 0 6
1876 0 0 0 6 0 6
1877 0 0 0 6 0 6
1878 1 0 1 7 0 7
1879 0 0 0 7 0 7
1880 1 0 1 8 0 8
1881 2 0 2 10 0 10
1882 1 0 1 11 0 11
1883 2 0 2 13 0 13
1884 0 0 0 13 0 13
1885 1 0 1 14 0 14
1886 3 0 3 17 0 17
1887 1 0 1 18 0 18
1888 3 0 3 21 0 21
1889 7 0 7 28 0 28
1890 0 0 0 28 0 28
1891 4 0 4 32 0 32
1892 1 0 1 33 0 33
1893 0 0 0 33 0 33
1894 0 0 0 33 0 33
1895 2 0 2 35 0 35
1896 3 0 3 38 0 38
1897 0 0 0 38 0 38
1898 2 0 2 40 0 40
1899 4 0 4 44 0 44
1900 2 0 2 46 0 46
1901 7 0 7 53 0 53
1902 3 0 3 56 0 56
1903 7 0 7 63 0 63
1904 6 0 6 69 0 69
1905 3 0 3 72 0 72
1906 7 0 7 79 0 79
1907 7 0 7 86 0 86
1908 6 0 6 92 0 92
1909 6 0 6 98 0 98
1910 10 0 10 108 0 108
1911 10 0 10 118 0 118
1912 9 0 9 127 0 127
1913 13 0 13 140 0 140
1914 18 0 18 158 0 158
1915 29 0 29 187 0 187
1916 30 0 30 217 0 217
1917 21 3 18 238 3 235
1918 26 9 17 264 12 252
1919 49 11 38 313 23 290
1920 50 15 35 363 38 325
1921 65 23 42 428 61 367
1922 55 36 19 483 97 386
1923 89 20 69 572 117 455
1924 96 30 66 668 147 521
1925 39 42 -3 707 189 518
1926 39 45 -6 746 234 512
1927 48 32 16 794 266 528
1928 70 39 31 864 305 559
1929 58 37 21 922 342 580
1930 64 42 22 986 384 602
1931 85 41 44 1,071 425 646
1932 84 31 53 1,155 456 699
1933 95 47 48 1,250 503 747
1934 69 67 2 1,319 570 749
1935 60 70 -10 1,379 640 739
1936 57 31 26 1,436 671 765
1937 73 26 47 1,509 697 812
1938 85 19 66 1,594 716 878
1939 84 12 72 1,678 728 950
1940 88 6 82 1,766 734 1,032
1941 77 8 69 1,843 742 1,101
1942 0 0 0 1,843 742 1,101
1943 0 0 0 1,843 742 1,101
1944 0 0 0 1,843 742 1,101
1945 0 0 0 1,843 742 1,101
1946 365 1 364 2,208 743 1,465
1947 294 10 284 2,502 753 1,749
1948 215 14 201 2,717 767 1,950
1949 263 25 238 2,980 792 2,188
1950 220 144 76 3,200 936 2,264
1951 227 88 139 3,427 1,024 2,403
1952 245 156 89 3,672 1,180 2,492
1953 204 89 115 3,876 1,269 2,607
1954 233 73 160 4,109 1,342 2,767
1955 266 103 163 4,375 1,445 2,930
1956 263 444 -181 4,638 1,889 2,749
1957 348 111 237 4,986 2,000 2,986
1958 349 80 269 5,335 2,080 3,255
1959 447 74 373 5,782 2,154 3,628
1960 642 85 557 6,424 2,239 4,185
1961 861 67 794 7,285 2,306 4,979
1962 1,070 119 951 8,355 2,425 5,930
1963 1,249 109 1,140 9,604 2,534 7,070
1964 1,440 138 1,302 11,044 2,672 8,372
1965 1,255 123 1,132 12,299 2,795 9,504
1966 1,383 233 1,150 13,682 3,028 10,654
1967 1,238 255 983 14,920 3,283 11,637
1968 1,678 378 1,300 16,598 3,661 12,937
1969 2,545 321 2,224 19,143 3,982 15,161
1970 3,419 363 3,056 22,562 4,345 18,217
1971 3,847 458 3,389 26,409 4,803 21,606
1972 4,811 375 4,436 31,220 5,178 26,042
1973 5,519 295 5,224 36,739 5,473 31,266
1974 4,566 442 4,124 41,305 5,915 35,390
1975 4,170 635 3,535 45,475 6,550 38,925
1976 5,478 716 4,762 50,953 7,266 43,687
1977 6,785 796 5,989 57,738 8,062 49,676
1978 8,847 883 7,964 66,585 8,945 57,640
1979 10,283 766 9,517 76,868 9,711 67,157
1980 14,596 858 13,738 91,464 10,569 80,895
1981 15,877 800 15,077 107,341 11,369 95,972
1982 12,982 929 12,053 120,323 12,298 108,025
1983 11,558 1,277 10,281 131,881 13,575 118,306
1984 13,434 1,501 11,933 145,315 15,076 130,239
1985 18,465 1,840 16,625 163,780 16,916 146,864
1986 16,744 2,225 14,519 180,524 19,141 161,383
1987 26,380 2,867 23,513 206,904 22,008 184,896
1988 30,474 2,441 28,033 237,378 24,449 212,929
1989 31,673 2,667 29,006 269,051 27,116 241,935
1990 26,147 3,429 22,718 295,198 30,545 264,653
1991 43,975 4,842 39,133 339,173 35,387 303,786
1992 58,110 4,409 53,701 397,283 39,796 357,487
1993 61,831 4,087 57,744 459,114 43,883 415,231
1994 42,723 5,882 36,841 501,837 49,765 452,072
1995 33,008 13,964 19,044 534,845 63,729 471,116
1996 49,734 38,349 11,385 584,579 102,078 482,501
1997 49,275 57,768 -8,493 633,854 159,846 474,008
1998 29,947 29,946 1 663,801 189,792 474,009
1999 35,560 19,277 16,283 699,361 209,069 490,292
2000 43,359 22,677 20,682 742,720 231,746 510,974
2001 38,258 39,314 -1,056 780,978 271,060 509,918
2002 46,554 53,785 -7,231 827,532 324,845 502,687
2003 50,049 55,681 -5,632 877,581 380,526 497,055
2004 65,558 43,949 21,609 943,139 424,475 518,664
2005 73,359 42,375 30,984 1,016,498 466,850 549,648
2006 81,974 39,186 42,788 1,098,472 506,036 592,436
2007 100,761 37,871 62,890 1,199,233 543,907 655,326
2008 98,645 42,781 55,864 1,297,878 586,688 711,190
2009 109,424 47,779 61,645 1,407,302 634,467 772,835
2010 139,530 48,071 91,459 1,546,832 682,538 864,294
2011 148,329 55,707 92,622 1,695,161 738,245 956,916
2012 150,165 61,945 88,220 1,845,326 800,190 1,045,136
2013 174,031 55,734 118,297 2,019,357 855,924 1,163,433
2014 167,280 57,541 109,739 2,186,637 913,465 1,273,172
2015 139,209 123,176 16,033 2,325,846 1,036,641 1,289,205
2016 144,883 92,351 52,532 2,470,729 1,128,992 1,341,737
2017 160,229 117,487 42,742 2,630,958 1,246,479 1,384,479
2018 151,739 134,836 16,903 2,782,697 1,381,315 1,401,382
2019 124,741 145,873 -21,132 2,907,438 1,527,188 1,380,250
2020 23,069 9,391 13,678 2,930,507 1,536,579 1,393,928

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