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.

Note: data on dissolutions are not reliable after 16-Nov-2020, when we started our last complete scan of the registry. On 22-Nov-2020, the registry implemented a new captcha system, preventing further data collection. The limited data available on data.gov.hk (comprising delayed weekly updates) only cover new incorporations and name-changes.


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
0 11 0 11 11 0 11
1865 2 0 2 13 0 13
1866 2 0 2 15 0 15
1867 0 0 0 15 0 15
1868 1 0 1 16 0 16
1869 0 0 0 16 0 16
1870 1 0 1 17 0 17
1871 0 0 0 17 0 17
1872 0 0 0 17 0 17
1873 0 0 0 17 0 17
1874 0 0 0 17 0 17
1875 0 0 0 17 0 17
1876 0 0 0 17 0 17
1877 0 0 0 17 0 17
1878 1 0 1 18 0 18
1879 0 0 0 18 0 18
1880 1 0 1 19 0 19
1881 2 0 2 21 0 21
1882 1 0 1 22 0 22
1883 2 0 2 24 0 24
1884 0 0 0 24 0 24
1885 1 0 1 25 0 25
1886 3 0 3 28 0 28
1887 1 0 1 29 0 29
1888 3 0 3 32 0 32
1889 7 0 7 39 0 39
1890 0 0 0 39 0 39
1891 4 0 4 43 0 43
1892 1 0 1 44 0 44
1893 0 0 0 44 0 44
1894 0 0 0 44 0 44
1895 2 0 2 46 0 46
1896 3 0 3 49 0 49
1897 0 0 0 49 0 49
1898 2 0 2 51 0 51
1899 4 0 4 55 0 55
1900 2 0 2 57 0 57
1901 7 0 7 64 0 64
1902 3 0 3 67 0 67
1903 7 0 7 74 0 74
1904 6 0 6 80 0 80
1905 3 0 3 83 0 83
1906 7 0 7 90 0 90
1907 7 0 7 97 0 97
1908 6 0 6 103 0 103
1909 6 0 6 109 0 109
1910 10 0 10 119 0 119
1911 10 0 10 129 0 129
1912 9 0 9 138 0 138
1913 13 0 13 151 0 151
1914 18 0 18 169 0 169
1915 29 0 29 198 0 198
1916 30 0 30 228 0 228
1917 21 3 18 249 3 246
1918 26 9 17 275 12 263
1919 49 11 38 324 23 301
1920 50 15 35 374 38 336
1921 65 23 42 439 61 378
1922 55 36 19 494 97 397
1923 89 20 69 583 117 466
1924 96 30 66 679 147 532
1925 39 42 -3 718 189 529
1926 39 45 -6 757 234 523
1927 48 32 16 805 266 539
1928 70 39 31 875 305 570
1929 58 37 21 933 342 591
1930 64 42 22 997 384 613
1931 85 41 44 1,082 425 657
1932 84 31 53 1,166 456 710
1933 95 47 48 1,261 503 758
1934 69 67 2 1,330 570 760
1935 60 70 -10 1,390 640 750
1936 57 31 26 1,447 671 776
1937 73 26 47 1,520 697 823
1938 85 19 66 1,605 716 889
1939 84 12 72 1,689 728 961
1940 88 6 82 1,777 734 1,043
1941 77 8 69 1,854 742 1,112
1942 0 0 0 1,854 742 1,112
1943 0 0 0 1,854 742 1,112
1944 0 0 0 1,854 742 1,112
1945 0 0 0 1,854 742 1,112
1946 365 1 364 2,219 743 1,476
1947 294 10 284 2,513 753 1,760
1948 215 14 201 2,728 767 1,961
1949 263 25 238 2,991 792 2,199
1950 220 144 76 3,211 936 2,275
1951 227 88 139 3,438 1,024 2,414
1952 245 156 89 3,683 1,180 2,503
1953 204 89 115 3,887 1,269 2,618
1954 233 73 160 4,120 1,342 2,778
1955 266 103 163 4,386 1,445 2,941
1956 263 444 -181 4,649 1,889 2,760
1957 348 111 237 4,997 2,000 2,997
1958 349 80 269 5,346 2,080 3,266
1959 447 74 373 5,793 2,154 3,639
1960 642 85 557 6,435 2,239 4,196
1961 861 67 794 7,296 2,306 4,990
1962 1,070 119 951 8,366 2,425 5,941
1963 1,249 109 1,140 9,615 2,534 7,081
1964 1,440 138 1,302 11,055 2,672 8,383
1965 1,255 123 1,132 12,310 2,795 9,515
1966 1,383 233 1,150 13,693 3,028 10,665
1967 1,238 255 983 14,931 3,283 11,648
1968 1,678 378 1,300 16,609 3,661 12,948
1969 2,545 321 2,224 19,154 3,982 15,172
1970 3,419 363 3,056 22,573 4,345 18,228
1971 3,847 458 3,389 26,420 4,803 21,617
1972 4,811 375 4,436 31,231 5,178 26,053
1973 5,519 295 5,224 36,750 5,473 31,277
1974 4,566 442 4,124 41,316 5,915 35,401
1975 4,170 635 3,535 45,486 6,550 38,936
1976 5,478 716 4,762 50,964 7,266 43,698
1977 6,785 796 5,989 57,749 8,062 49,687
1978 8,847 883 7,964 66,596 8,945 57,651
1979 10,283 766 9,517 76,879 9,711 67,168
1980 14,596 858 13,738 91,475 10,569 80,906
1981 15,877 800 15,077 107,352 11,369 95,983
1982 12,982 929 12,053 120,334 12,298 108,036
1983 11,558 1,277 10,281 131,892 13,575 118,317
1984 13,434 1,501 11,933 145,326 15,076 130,250
1985 18,465 1,840 16,625 163,791 16,916 146,875
1986 16,744 2,225 14,519 180,535 19,141 161,394
1987 26,380 2,867 23,513 206,915 22,008 184,907
1988 30,474 2,441 28,033 237,389 24,449 212,940
1989 31,673 2,667 29,006 269,062 27,116 241,946
1990 26,147 3,429 22,718 295,209 30,545 264,664
1991 43,975 4,842 39,133 339,184 35,387 303,797
1992 58,110 4,409 53,701 397,294 39,796 357,498
1993 61,831 4,087 57,744 459,125 43,883 415,242
1994 42,723 5,882 36,841 501,848 49,765 452,083
1995 33,008 13,964 19,044 534,856 63,729 471,127
1996 49,734 38,349 11,385 584,590 102,078 482,512
1997 49,275 57,768 -8,493 633,865 159,846 474,019
1998 29,947 29,946 1 663,812 189,792 474,020
1999 35,560 19,276 16,284 699,372 209,068 490,304
2000 43,359 22,677 20,682 742,731 231,745 510,986
2001 38,258 39,313 -1,055 780,989 271,058 509,931
2002 46,554 53,785 -7,231 827,543 324,843 502,700
2003 50,049 55,680 -5,631 877,592 380,523 497,069
2004 65,558 43,949 21,609 943,150 424,472 518,678
2005 73,359 42,374 30,985 1,016,509 466,846 549,663
2006 81,974 39,185 42,789 1,098,483 506,031 592,452
2007 100,761 37,871 62,890 1,199,244 543,902 655,342
2008 98,645 42,781 55,864 1,297,889 586,683 711,206
2009 109,424 47,777 61,647 1,407,313 634,460 772,853
2010 139,530 48,070 91,460 1,546,843 682,530 864,313
2011 148,329 55,707 92,622 1,695,172 738,237 956,935
2012 150,165 61,939 88,226 1,845,337 800,176 1,045,161
2013 174,031 55,731 118,300 2,019,368 855,907 1,163,461
2014 167,280 57,540 109,740 2,186,648 913,447 1,273,201
2015 139,209 123,172 16,037 2,325,857 1,036,619 1,289,238
2016 144,883 92,337 52,546 2,470,740 1,128,956 1,341,784
2017 160,229 117,467 42,762 2,630,969 1,246,423 1,384,546
2018 151,739 134,783 16,956 2,782,708 1,381,206 1,401,502
2019 124,741 145,647 -20,906 2,907,449 1,526,853 1,380,596
2020 99,402 79,174 20,228 3,006,851 1,606,027 1,400,824
2021 5,007 0 5,007 3,011,858 1,606,027 1,405,831

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