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Thursday November 24 2016
Singapore Annual GDP Growth Revised Up to 1.1% in Q3  
The Singaporean economy advanced 1.1 percent year-on-year in the third quarter of 2016, lower than a 2 percent expansion in the previous period but above preliminary estimates of a 0.6 percent growth. Figures came better than market expectations of a 1 percent expansion as the manufacturing sector increased and services were flat while construction increased less than anticipated.
Wednesday November 23 2016
Singapore CPI Drops the Least in 2 Years  
Singapore consumer prices declined by 0.1 percent year-on-year in October of 2016, compared to a 0.2 percent drop in September while market expected a flat reading. It was the 24th straight month of decrease and the smallest fall in two years, as cost of housing & utilities and transport dropped at a slower pace while prices of food eased.
Thursday October 27 2016
Singapore Jobless Rate Steady at 2.1% in Q3  
Singapore’s seasonally adjusted jobless rate stood at 2.1 percent in the third quarter of 2016, unchanged from the previous quarter, preliminary estimates showed.
Monday October 24 2016
Singapore CPI Falls the Least in 21 Months in September  
Singapore consumer prices declined by 0.2 percent year-on-year in September of 2016, compared to a 0.3 percent drop in August and in line with market expectations. It was the 23rd straight month of decrease but the smallest fall since December 2014, as cost of housing & utilities and transport dropped further while prices of food rose at a faster pace.
Friday October 14 2016
Singapore GDP Growth Weakest in Over 7 Years  
The Singapore's economy expanded 0.6 percent year-on-year in the September quarter of 2016, compared to a downwardly revised 2.0 percent growth in the previous quarter and missing market consensus of a 1.7 percent expansion, preliminary estimates showed. It was the weakest growth since the June quarter 2009, as manufacturing and services sectors shrank while construction slowed.
Friday September 23 2016
Singapore Deflation Eases in August  
Singapore consumer prices declined by 0.3 percent year-on-year in August of 2016, compared to a 0.7 percent drop in July while market expected a 0.4 percent fall. It was the 22nd straight month of decrease as cost of housing & utilities and transport dropped further while prices of food rose at a slower pace.
Thursday September 15 2016
Singapore Jobless Rate Confirmed at 2.1% in Q2  
Singapore’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate came in at 2.1 percent in the June quarter of 2016, up from 1.9 percent in the previous quarter. It was the highest jobless rate since the first quarter of 2014 and in line with a preliminary estimate. While job seekers outnumbered job openings for the first time since June 2012; layoffs rose, reaching the highest second quarter redundancies since 2009.
Tuesday August 23 2016
Singapore CPI Drops More than Expected in July  
Singapore consumer prices declined by 0.7 percent year-on-year in July of 2016, the same pace as in June while market estimated a 0.5 percent fall. It was the 21st straight month of decrease as cost of housing & utilities and transport dropped further while prices of food were steady.
Thursday August 11 2016
Singapore GDP Growth Revised Down to 2.1% YoY in Q2  
The Singaporean economy grew by 2.1 percent year-on-year in the second quarter of 2016, the same pace as in the previous three months but slightly lower than a preliminary estimates of a 2.2 percent growth, final figures showed. On a quarter-on-quarter seasonally-adjusted annualized basis, the economy grew by 0.3 percent, much lower than a 0.8 percent expansion estimated earlier but slightly faster than a 0.1 percent expansion in the first quarter 2016.
Thursday August 11 2016
Singapore GDP Growth Revised Down to 2.1% YoY in Q2  
Singapore's gross domestic product expanded 2.1 percent year-on-year in the the second quarter of 2016, unchanged from the first quarter and missing advanced estimate of 2.2 percent, final figures showed. Manufacturing was the main driver of growth while services and construction sectors slowed.
Thursday July 28 2016
Singapore Jobless Rate Highest in Over 2 Years  
Singapore’s seasonally adjusted jobless rate stood at 2.1 percent in the second quarter of 2016, up from 1.9 percent in the previous quarter and above market expectations, preliminary estimates showed. It was the highest jobless rate since the March quarter 2014.
Monday July 25 2016
Singapore Deflation Eases in June  
Singapore consumer prices fell 0.7 percent year-on-year in June of 2016, following a 1.6 percent drop in May and market estimates of a 1.1 percent decline. It was the 20th straight month of fall, as cost of housing & utilities and transport dropped less than in a month earlier while prices of food rose at a slower pace.
Thursday July 14 2016
Singapore GDP Annual Growth Rate Strongest in Over A Year  
The Singapore's economy advanced 2.2 percent year-on-year in the June quarter of 2016, marginally higher than an upwardly revised 2.1 percent growth in the previous quarter and matching consensus, preliminary estimates showed. It was the fastest expansion since the March quarter 2015 as a rebound in manufacturing sector offset a slowdown in construction while services sector growth was steady.
Thursday June 23 2016
Singapore Deflation Deepest in Nearly 30 Years  
Singapore consumer prices fell 1.6 percent year-on-year in May of 2016, following a 0.5 percent drop in April and missing market estimates of a 0.8 percent decline. It was the 19th straight month of fall and the sharpest decline since August 1986. In May, while cost of housing & utilities and transport decreased further, prices of food eased.
Monday June 13 2016
Singapore Jobless Rate Confirmed at 1.9% in Q1  
Singapore’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate stood at 1.9 percent in the March quarter of 2016, the same pace as in the previous quarter and matching preliminary estimates. While the ratio of job openings to job seekers moderated further, layoff declined but reaching the highest first quarter redundancies since 2009.
Wednesday May 25 2016
Singapore GDP Growth Confirmed at 1.8% YoY in Q1  
The Singaporean economy expanded 1.8 percent year-on-year in the first three months of 2016, the same pace as in the previous two quarters and matching preliminary estimates, final figures showed. The construction sector grew at a faster pace while the services sector slowed and manufacturing contracted less than in the previous quarter.
Monday May 23 2016
Singapore Consumer Prices Fall for 18th Month  
Singapore consumer prices fell 0.5 percent year-on-year in April of 2016, following a 1.0 percent drop in March and market estimates of a 0.7 percent decline. It is the 18th straight month of decline and the longest period of fall on record. In April, while cost of housing & utilities dropped less than in a month earlier, cost of transport declined further and prices of food rose at a faster pace.
Thursday April 28 2016
Singapore Jobless Rate Steady at 1.9% in Q1  
Singapore’s seasonally adjusted jobless rate stood at 1.9 percent in the first quarter of 2016, the same figure as in the previous quarter, preliminary estimates showed.
Monday April 25 2016
Singapore CPI Drops for 17th Month  
Consumer prices in Singapore fell 1.0 percent year-on-year in March of 2016, following a 0.8 percent drop in February and below above market consensus of a 0.7 percent decline. It is the 17th straight month of decline and he longest period of fall on record. In March, cost decreased further for housing & utilities and transport while prices of food increased at a faster pace than in a month earlier.
Thursday April 14 2016
Singapore GDP Annual Growth Rate Steady in Q1  
The Singapore's economy advanced 1.8 percent year-on-year in the first quarter of 2016, the same pace as in the previous two quarters and slightly above market expectations of a 1.7 percent growth, preliminary estimates showed. An expansion in construction and services sectors offset a contraction in manufacturing.
Wednesday March 23 2016
Singapore Consumer Prices Fall for 16th Month  
Singapore consumer prices dropped by 0.8 percent year-on-year in February of 2016, following a 0.6 percent fall in the preceding month and in line with market consensus. It is the 16th straight month of decline, as cost decreased further for housing & utilities and transport while prices of food increased at a faster pace than in a month earlier.
Tuesday March 15 2016
Singapore Jobless Rate Confirmed at 1.9% in Q4  
Singapore’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was recorded at 1.9 percent in the December quarter of 2015, marginally down from 2.0 percent in the previous quarter and matching preliminary estimates. The number of job openings remained higher than job seekers, but the ratio had moderated for the third consecutive quarter.
Wednesday February 24 2016
Singapore GDP Growth Revised Down in Q4  
The Singaporean economy expanded 1.8 percent year-on-year in the last three months of 2015, the same as in the previous quarter but lower than a 2 percent growth rate earlier estimated, final figures showed. Services advanced less than anticipated while manufacturing shrank at a faster pace. Considering full 2015, the GDP growth rate eased to 2 percent.
Tuesday February 23 2016
Singapore Consumer Prices Drop for 15th Month  
Singapore consumer prices fell by 0.6 percent year-on-year in January of 2016, the same pace as in the preceding month and missing market consensus. It is the 15th straight month of fall, as cost declined further for housing & utilities and transport while prices of food rose at a faster pace than in a month earlier.
Thursday January 28 2016
Singapore Jobless Rate Slightly Down to 1.9% in Q4  
Singapore’s seasonally adjusted jobless rate stood at 1.9 percent in the fourth quarter of 2015, slightly down from 2.0 percent in the previous quarter and below market expectations, preliminary estimates showed.
Monday January 25 2016
Singapore Consumer Prices Drop for 14th Month  
Singapore consumer prices fell by 0.6 percent year-on-year in December of 2015, following a 0.8 percent decline in the preceding month. It is the 14th straight month of fall but slightly above market consensus, mainly due to a decline in cost of housing & utilities and transport while prices of food rose less than a month earlier.
Monday January 04 2016
Singapore GDP Growth Beats Forecast in Q4  
The Singapore's economy advanced by 2 percent year-on-year in the fourth quarter of 2015, slightly faster than a downwardly revised 1.8 percent expansion in the previous quarter and beating market expectations of 1.3 percent growth, according to preliminary estimates. While both services and construction sectors expanded, manufacturing continued to shrink.
Wednesday December 23 2015
Singapore Consumer Prices Fall for 13th Straight Month  
Singapore consumer prices dropped by 0.8 percent year-on-year in November of 2015, the same pace as in the preceding month but below market consensus. It is the 13th consecutive month of a decline, due to a slowdown in prices of of food while cost of housing, utilities and transport declined slightly less.
Tuesday December 15 2015
Singapore Jobless Rate Confirmed at 2.0% in Q3  
Singapore’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was recorded at 2.0 percent in the September quarter of 2015, the same pace as in the previous quarter and matching preliminary estimates. Amid softer economic conditions, while job openings continued to outnumber job seekers, the ratio has moderated.
Wednesday November 25 2015
Singapore GDP Revised Up to 1.9% YoY in Q3  
The Singapore's economy expanded by 1.9 percent year-on-year in the third quarter of 2015, marginally down from a 2.0 percent growth in the preceding quarter but well above advance estimates of 1.4 percent. It is the slowest growth since the third quarter of 2012, as a faster increase in the wholesale & retail sector and a rebound in the transportation & storage and accommodation & food services sectors were unable to offset a further contraction in the manufacturing sector and a slowdown in the construction and business services sectors.
Monday November 23 2015
Singapore Deflation Deepens in October  
Singapore consumer prices dropped 0.8 percent year-on-year in October of 2015 from a 0.6 percent decline in the previous month and missing market consensus. A faster decline in cost of housing & utilities offset a slower drop in cost of transport while prices of food remained steady. Yet, core inflation rose 0.3 percent year-on-year, following a 0.6 percent rise in September.
Thursday October 29 2015
Singapore Jobless Rate Steady at 2.0% in Q3  
Singapore’s seasonally adjusted jobless rate increased by 2.0 percent in the September quarter of 2015, the same pace as in the previous quarter and matching market expectations. Still, amid softer economic conditions, the jobless rates among residents and citizens edged up for the second straight quarter.
Friday October 23 2015
Singapore Deflation Slows; Core Inflation at 6-Month High  
Singapore consumer prices dropped 0.6 percent year-on-year in September of 2015 from a 0.8 percent decline in the previous month and above market consensus. It is the biggest year-on-year fall since late 2009, mainly due to a decline in cost of housing & utilities and transport while cost of food slowed. Yet, core inflation accelerated the most since March.
Wednesday October 14 2015
Singapore to Slow Appreciation of Its Currency  
The Monetary Authority of Singapore said in its Semi-Annual policy statement that it would slightly reduce the rate of appreciation of the Singapore dollar against a basket of currencies of the nation’s main trading partners, in an effort to revive economic growth.
Wednesday October 14 2015
Singapore GDP Growth Slows Sharply  
The Singapore's economy expanded by 1.4 percent year-on-year in the third quarter of 2015, lower than an upwardly revised 2.0 percent expansion in the preceding quarter but above market expectations. It is the worst performance since the 2009 recession, as the construction and services sectors expansion slowed while manufacturing contracted further.
Wednesday September 23 2015
Singapore Deflation Deepens in August  
Singapore consumer prices dropped 0.8 percent year-on-year in August of 2015 from a 0.4 percent decline in the previous month and missing market consensus. It is the biggest year-on-year fall since late 2009, mainly due to a decline in cost of housing & utilities, household durables & services and transport while cost of food was steady.
Tuesday September 15 2015
Singapore Jobless Rate Confirmed at 2.0% in Q2  
Singapore’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was recorded at 2.0 percent in the second quarter of 2015, up from 1.8 percent in the previous quarter and matching preliminary estimates. Amid softer economic conditions, job openings declined, though they continued to outnumber job seekers.
Monday August 24 2015
Singapore Deflation Worsens in July  
Singapore consumer prices dropped 0.4 percent year-on-year in July of 2015 from a 0.3 percent decline in the previous month and missing market consensus. It is the longest slide since 2009, mainly due to a decline in cost of housing & utilities and household durables & services while cost of food and transport eased.
Monday August 17 2015
Singapore Trade Surplus Widens in July  
Singaporean trade surplus increased to SGD5.96 billion in July of 2015 from a SGD4.08 billion a year earlier, as imports fell more than exports. Yet, non-oil domestic exports slightly fell as exports of electronic slowed and sales of non-electronic shrank.
Tuesday August 11 2015
Singapore GDP Growth Slows in Q2  
The Singapore's economy expanded by 1.8 percent year-on-year in the second quarter of 2015, down from a 2.8 percent growth in the preceding quarter but slightly above advance estimates. It is the slowest growth since the third quarter of 2012, mainly due to a further contraction in the manufacturing, the accommodation & food services and the transportation & storage sectors while most other sectors in the economy slowed.
Thursday July 30 2015
Singapore Unemployment Rate Up to 2% in Q2  
Singapore’s seasonally adjusted jobless rate increased 2.0 percent in the second quarter of 2015 from 1.8 percent in the previous period and missing market forecasts. Amid softer economic conditions, the rates for residents and citizens also rose 2.8 percent and 2.9 percent respectively.
Thursday July 23 2015
Singapore Deflation Slows in June  
Singapore consumer prices dropped 0.3 percent year-on-year in June of 2015 from a 0.4 percent decline in the previous month and matching market consensus. It is the longest slide since 2009, mainly due to a decline in cost of housing & utilities and household durables & services while cost of food increased.
Thursday July 16 2015
Singapore Trade Surplus Narrows in June  
Singaporean trade surplus decreased to SGD4.93 billion in June of 2015 from a SGD5.88 billion a year earlier, as exports fell more than imports. Yet, non-oil exports rebounded as both electronic and non-electronic shipments expanded.
Tuesday July 14 2015
Singapore GDP Growth at 3-Year Low  
The Singapore's economy expanded by 1.7 percent year-on-year in the second quarter of 2015, lower than an upwardly revised 2.8 percent expansion in the preceding quarter and missing market forecasts. It is the slowest growth since the first quarter of 2012, as an expansion in the construction and the services sectors were unable to offset a decline in the manufacturing sector.
Tuesday June 23 2015
Singapore Deflation Eases in May  
Singapore consumer prices dropped 0.4 percent year-on-year in May of 2015 from a 0.5 percent decline in the previous month and above market forecasts. It is the longest slide since 2009, mainly due to a decline in cost of housing & utilities and household durables & services.
Wednesday June 17 2015
Singapore Trade Surplus Widens in May  
Singaporean trade surplus increased to SGD 6.61 billion in May of 2015 from a SGD 3.01 billion a year earlier, as exports were down 10 percent and imports declined at a faster 19.6 percent.
Monday June 15 2015
Singapore Unemployment Rate Confirmed at 1.8% in Q1  
Singapore’s seasonally adjusted jobless rate was recorded at 1.8 percent in the first quarter of 2015, marginally down from 1.9 percent in the previous quarter and matching preliminary estimates, as job openings outnumbered job seekers amid fewer redundancies.
Tuesday May 26 2015
Singapore GDP Revised Up to 2.6% in Q1  
The Singapore's economy expanded by 2.6 percent on a year-on-year basis in the first quarter of 2015, up from a 2.1 percent growth in the preceding quarter and a preliminary estimate, as an expansion in the wholesale & retail trade and construction sector offset a decline in the manufacturing and a slowdown in the finance & insurance sector.
Monday May 25 2015
Singapore Deflation Worsens in April  
Singapore consumer prices dropped 0.5 percent year-on-year in April of 2015 from a 0.3 percent decline in the previous month and missing market forecasts. It is the longest slide since 2009, mainly due to a decline in cost of housing & utilities and transport.
Monday May 18 2015
Singapore Trade Surplus Widens in April  
Singaporean trade surplus increased to SGD 5.91 billion in April of 2015 from SGD 4.22 billion a year earlier, as imports fell more than exports. Non-oil exports slowed as electronic shipments decreased while those of non-electronic shipments expanded.
Monday May 04 2015
Singapore Unemployment Rate Falls Slightly in Q1  
Singapore’s seasonally adjusted jobless rate decreased marginally to 1.8 percent in the first quarter of 2015 from 1.9 percent in the previous period, according to preliminary estimates. The rates for residents and citizens also trended lower to 2.5 percent and 2.6 percent respectively and employment growth slowed.
Thursday April 23 2015
Singapore Posts Deflation for the Fifth Straight Month  
Singapore consumer prices dropped 0.3 percent year-on-year in March of 2015, the same pace as in the previous month and missing market forecasts. It is the longest slide since 2009, mainly due to a fall in cost of transport and housing & utilities.
Friday April 17 2015
Singapore Trade Surplus Increases in March  
Singaporean trade surplus significantly widened to SGD 8.63 billion in March of 2015 from SGD 2.27 billion a year earlier, as imports fell at a slower pace while exports unexpectedly increased. Non-oil exports rebounded as both electronic and non-electronic shipments expanded.
Tuesday April 14 2015
Singapore Economy Grows at Steady Pace in Q1  
The Singapore's economy expanded by 2.1 percent on a year-on-year basis in the first quarter of 2015, the same pace as in the preceding three month period as an expansion in the construction and the services sector offset a decline in the manufacturing.
Monday March 23 2015
Singapore Reports Deflation for the Fourth Straight Month  
Singapore consumer prices dropped 0.3 percent year-on-year in February of 2015, following a 0.4 percent decline in the previous month and matching market forecasts. It is the longest slide since 2009, mainly due to a fall in cost of transport and housing & utilities.
Tuesday March 17 2015
Singapore Trade Surplus Widens in February  
Singaporean trade surplus increased to SGD 5.18 billion in February of 2015 from SGD 4.28 billion a year earlier, as exports fell at a slower pace than imports. Yet, non-oil exports declined more than expected as both electronic and non-electronic shipments contracted.
Friday March 13 2015
Singapore Unemployment Rate Confirmed at 1.9% in Q4  
Singapore’s seasonally adjusted jobless rate was recorded at 1.9 percent in the fourth quarter of 2014, marginally down from 2.0 percent in the previous quarter and matching preliminary estimates, as an increase in the rate of re-entry into employment was able to offset higher layoff from business restructuring.
Monday February 23 2015
Singapore Deflation Above Forecasts in January  
Singapore consumer prices dropped 0.4 percent year-on-year in January of 2015, following a 0.2 percent decline in the previous month. It is the third consecutive fall since 2009, mainly due to a drop in cost of transport, housing and clothing and footwear.
Tuesday February 17 2015
Singapore Trade Surplus Largest Since December 2011  
Singaporean trade surplus increased to SGD 8.50 billion in January of 2015 from SGD 3.96 billion a year earlier as imports declined more than exports.
Tuesday February 17 2015
Singapore Economic Growth At Almost 2-Year Low  
The Singapore economy expanded by 2.1 percent on a year-on-year basis in the fourth quarter of 2014, easing from the 2.8 percent rise in the preceding quarter as stronger growth in services was not enough to offset a decline in manufacturing.
Friday January 30 2015
Singapore Jobless Rate Falls Slightly in Q4  
Singapore’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased marginally to 1.9 percent in the fourth quarter of 2014 from 2 percent in the previous period, according to preliminary estimates.
Friday January 23 2015
Singapore Reports Deflation For the Second Consecutive Month  
Singapore annual consumer prices decreased by 0.2 percent in December of 2014, following a 0.3 percent drop in the previous month. It is the second consecutive decline since November 2009, as cost of transport, housing and clothing and footwear declined.
Friday January 16 2015
Singapore Trade Surplus Widens in December  
Singaporean trade surplus increased to SGD 4.46 billion in December of 2014 from SGD 4.22 billion a year earlier as imports declined more than exports. Yet, non-oil exports rose more than expected as both electronic and non-electronic shipments rebounded.
Friday January 02 2015
Singapore Economic Growth Slows in Q4  
Singapore GDP expanded by 1.5 percent on a year on year basis in the fourth quarter of 2014, compared to 2.8 percent growth reported in the previous period, according to advance estimates. While expansion in construction and services moderated, manufacturing contracted.
Tuesday December 23 2014
Singapore Reports Deflation For The First Time in 5-Years  
Singapore consumer prices decreased 0.3 percent in November of 2014, following a 0.1 percent increase in the previous month. It is the first drop since December of 2009 as transport and accommodation cost declined.
Wednesday December 17 2014
Singapore Trade Surplus Widens in November  
Singaporean trade surplus increased to SGD 6.69 billion in November of 2014 from SGD 3.58 billion a year earlier and from SGD 4.24 billion in the previous month, as imports fell much faster than exports.
Monday December 15 2014
Singapore Unemployment Rate Revised to 2% in Q3  
Singapore’s seasonally adjusted jobless rate increased to 2.0 percent in the third quarter of 2014, unchanged from the previous period, but up from a preliminary estimate of 1.9 percent, as an increase in the rate of re-entry into employment was unable to offset higher layoffs from business restructuring.
Tuesday November 25 2014
Singapore GDP Growth Revised UP  
Singapore's GDP advanced 2.8 percent year-on-year in the third quarter of 2014, up from a revised 2.3 percent expansion in the preceding quarter and a preliminary estimate of 2.4 percent. The figure came above expectations, mainly driven by manufacturing.
Monday November 24 2014
Singapore Inflation Rate Slows to Nearly 5-Year-Low in October  
Singapore’s annual inflation rate eased to 0.1 percent in October of 2014 from 0.6 percent in September, mainly due to decline in transportation and accomodation cost. It is the lowest rate since January of 2010.
Monday November 17 2014
Singapore Trade Surplus Narrows in October  
Singaporean trade surplus decreased to SGD 4.24 billion in October of 2014 from SGD 6.69 billion a year earlier and from SGD 5.58 in the previous month, as exports extended to fall much faster than imports.
Friday October 31 2014
Singapore Unemployment Rate Falls Slightly  
Singapore’s seasonally adjusted jobless rate decreased marginally to 1.9 percent in the third quarter of 2014 from 2 percent in the previous period, according to preliminary estimates. The rates for residents and citizens remained low at 2.8 percent and 2.9 percent respectively and employment growth was largely unchanged.
Thursday October 23 2014
Singapore Inflation Slows Further in September  
Singapore’s annual inflation rate eased to 0.6 percent in September of 2014, down further from 0.9 percent in August, due to a smaller increase in services cost and a decline in accommodation cost.
Friday October 17 2014
Singapore Trade Surplus Widens in September  
Singaporean trade surplus increased to SGD 5.58 billion in September of 2014 from SGD 4.53 billion a year earlier, but lower than SGD 6.79 billion in the previous month, as imports extended to fall much faster than exports.
Tuesday October 14 2014
Singapore GDP Grows 2.4% in Q3  
Advance estimates showed the Singapore economy advanced 2.4 percent year-on-year in the third quarter of 2014, the same pace as in the previous three months, as expansion in service sector and stable manufacturing output were able to offset a sharp slowdown in construction sector.
Tuesday September 23 2014
Singapore Inflation Continues to Slow in August  
Singapore’s annual inflation rate eased to 0.9 percent in August of 2014 from 1.2 percent in July, mainly reflecting a sharper decline in private road transport cost and a more moderate increase in services fees.
Wednesday September 17 2014
Singapore Trade Surplus Hits The Biggest Since October 2013  
Singaporean trade surplus increased to SGD 6.79 billion in August of 2014 from 3.92 billion a year earlier and from SGD 4.09 billion in the previous month, as imports fell much faster than exports. The surplus was the biggest since October last year.
Monday September 15 2014
Singapore Unemployment Rate Confirmed at 2% in Q2  
Singapore’s seasonally adjusted jobless rate was recorded at 2.0 percent in the second quarter of 2014, unchanged from the previous period and matching a preliminary estimate, as job openings continued to outnumber job seekers.
Monday August 25 2014
Singapore Inflation Rate Eases Further in July  
Singapore’s annual inflation rate eased to 1.2 percent in July of 2014 from 1.8 percent in June, mainly due to lower private road transport costs, and below market forecasts.
Monday August 18 2014
Singapore Trade Surplus Widens for Second Straight Month  
Singaporean trade surplus increased to SGD 4.09 billion in July of 2014 from SGD 3.33 billion a year earlier. Imports fell at a faster pace than exports, as a decrease in electronics shipments outweighed a tepid rise in oil exports.
Tuesday August 12 2014
Singapore GDP Growth Slows to 2.4% in Q2  
Singapore’s economy expanded 2.4 percent year-on-year in the second quarter of 2014 after growing a revised 4.8 percent in the previous three month period due to a broad slowdown across all sectors of the economy.
Thursday July 31 2014
Singapore Jobless Rate Holds Steady at 2% in Q2  
Singapore’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained unchanged at 2.0 percent in the second quarter of 2014, signaling the labor market in the country remained tight.
Wednesday July 23 2014
Singapore Inflation Rate Slows to 1.8% in June  
Singapore’s annual inflation rate eased to 1.8 percent in June of 2014 from 2.7 percent in May mainly due to a more moderate increase in car prices. Cost of other major categories, except food, were also slightly lower in the month.
Thursday July 17 2014
Singapore Trade Surplus Widens in June  
Singaporean trade surplus increased to SGD 5.89 billion in June of 2014 from SGD 4.57 billion a year earlier. Total exports rose 3.9 percent on the year boosted by oil sales, while non-oil exports contracted 4.6 percent, as a drop in electronics outweighed a rise in non-electronic.
Monday July 14 2014
Singapore GDP Growth Slows in Q2  
Advance estimates showed the Singaporean economy rose at the slowest pace in five quarters. The GDP advanced 2.1 percent in the second quarter of 2014, lower than the 4.7 percent growth in the previous three months, as production in all main sectors of the economy slowed.
Monday July 14 2014
Singapore GDP Contracts 0.8% in Q2  
The Singaporean economy shrank an annualized 0.8 percent quarter-on-quarter in the three months through June, a reversal from the 1.6 percent growth in the preceding quarter. Advance estimates showed the economy posted the first contraction in seven quarters, hurt by a sharp fall in manufacturing.
Monday June 23 2014
Singapore Inflation Rate Accelerates Further In May  
Singapore’s annual inflation rate picked up to 2.7 percent in May of 2014 from 2.5 percent in April due to base effect associated with the fluctuations in COE (certificate of entitlement) premiums. Price increases for all other major categories moderated slightly during the month.
Tuesday June 17 2014
Singapore Trade Surplus Narrows on Falling Exports  
Singaporean trade surplus decreased sharply to SGD 3 billion in May of 2014 from SGD 4.2 billion in the previous month and SGD 4.4 billion a year earlier, hurt by lower sales of electronics and pharmaceuticals.
Friday June 13 2014
Singapore Unemployment Rate Up To 2%  
Singapore’s seasonally adjusted jobless rate was recorded at 2.0 percent in the first quarter of 2014, up from 1.8 percent in the previous period, and revised from a 2.1 percent flash estimate.
Friday May 23 2014
Singapore Inflation Rate Accelerates in April  
Singapore’s annual inflation rate came in at 2.5 percent in April of 2014 from 1.2 percent in March, mainly driven by a rise in car prices due to the low base in 2013. All other major categories, except accommodation, also experienced slightly stronger price increases during the month.
Tuesday May 20 2014
Singapore GDP Advances 4.9% YoY in Q1  
Singapore’s economy expanded 4.9 percent year-on-year in the first quarter of 2014 after growing a revised 4.9 percent in the previous three months. The final figure comes slightly below the advance estimate of a 5.1 percent expansion.
Tuesday May 20 2014
Singapore GDP Beats Estimates in Q1  
Singapore’s economy advanced at an annualized 2.3 percent quarter-on-quarter in the first three months of 2014, slowing from a revised 6.9 percent expansion in the previous period, but up from a preliminary 0.1 percent increase.
Friday May 16 2014
Singapore Trade Surplus Widens 86% in April  
Singaporean trade surplus increased to SGD 4.22 billion in April of 2014 from SGD 2.63 billion in the previous month and SGD 4.1 billion a year earlier. Non electronic exports recovered from last month’s contraction, boosted by sales to China and the United States.
Wednesday April 30 2014
Singapore Unemployment Rate Rises in Q1  
Singapore’ seasonally adjusted jobless rate increased to 2.1 percent in the first three months of 2014, up from 1.8 percent recorded in the previous quarter and 1.9 percent a year earlier.
Wednesday April 23 2014
Singapore Inflation Rate Edges Up in March  
Annual consumer prices rose 1.2 percent in March of 2014, up from a 0.4 percent increase in February, mainly due to a smaller fall in car prices. Contributions from all other major categories, except accommodation, were also slightly higher.
Thursday April 17 2014
Singaporean Trade Surplus Narrows Sharply in March  
The trade surplus decreased 51.1 percent in March of 2014 over a year earlier and 47.2 percent from February to SGD 2.3 billion. Imports rose at a faster pace than exports, as sales of pharmaceuticals and electronics fell, while shipments of petrochemicals and re-exports contributed to overall increase.
Monday April 14 2014
Singapore GDP Growth Down to 2-Year Low  
Singapore's economy advanced 0.1 percent in the first quarter of 2014 on a quarter-on-quarter seasonally-adjusted annualized basis, slowing sharply from 6.1 percent in the preceding quarter. It is the lowest growth rate since the second quarter of 2012.
Monday April 14 2014
Singapore GDP Growth Slows in Q1  
The Singapore economy grew by 5.1 percent on a year-on-year basis in the first quarter of 2014, lower than the 5.5 percent growth in the previous quarter, according to advance estimates. While manufacturing and construction accelerated, the services sector slowed.
Monday March 24 2014
Singapore Inflation Rate Slows to 4-Year Low  
In February of 2014, Singapore’s annual inflation rate slowed sharply to 0.4 percent, the lowest level since January of 2010, due to a sharp drop in car prices which largely reflected a higher base in February last year.
Monday March 17 2014
Singapore Trade Surplus Increases in February  
Singapore’s trade surplus widened 8 percent over the previous month and 74.4 percent over a year earlier, boosted by higher exports of petrochemicals and pharmaceuticals.
Friday March 14 2014
Singapore Unemployment Rate Confirmed at 1.8% in Q4  
Singapore’s jobless rate was recorded at 1.8 percent in the last three months of 2013, unchanged from the previous quarter and matching preliminary estimates.
Monday February 24 2014
Singapore Inflation Rate Decelerates in January  
In January of 2014, Singapore’s annual inflation rate inched down to 1.4 percent from 1.5 percent in December last year, due to a more moderate increase in accommodation cost and a larger decline in private road transport cost. On a monthly basis, prices rose 0.1 percent.
Thursday February 20 2014
Singapore’s Q4 2013 GDP Revised to Growth From Contraction  
In the last quarter of 2013, Singapore’s GDP expanded at an annualized seasonally adjusted 6.1 percent over the previous quarter, a reversal from the 2.7 percent contraction estimated in January, and up from 0.3 percent in the previous three-month period.
Thursday February 20 2014
Singapore Economy Grows 5.5% in Q4  
In the fourth quarter of 2013, Singapore GDP expanded 5.5 percent compared to a year ago, faster than the advance estimate of 4.4 percent.
Monday February 17 2014
Singapore’s Trade Surplus Widens in January Over a Year Earlier  
In the first month of 2014, Singapore’s trade surplus narrowed 6.2 percent over December to SGD 3.97 billion. However, compared with the same month last year, it widened 114.7 percent, as exports rose 2.9 percent while imports contracted 0.9 percent.
Wednesday January 29 2014
Singapore Unemployment Rate Steady at 1.8% in Q4 2013  
Preliminary estimates showed that in the fourth quarter of 2013, Singapore's overall jobless rate was unchanged at 1.8 percent, the same rate recorded in the previous quarter. Unemployment for citizens was also steady at 2.8 percent. The resident unemployment rate edged up slightly from 2.6 percent in Q3 2013 to 2.7 percent in Q4 2013.
Thursday January 23 2014
Singapore Inflation Rate Slows to 8-Month Low in December  
In December of 2013, Singapore annual inflation rate fell to 1.5 percent from 2.6 percent in the preceding month, mainly reflecting the decline in private road transport cost.
Friday January 17 2014
Singapore Trade Surplus Increases in December  
In December of 2013, Singapore trade surplus widened to SGD 4.23 billion, up from SGD 3.59 billion last month and SGD 2.02 billion a year earlier, as non-oil exports rebounded from a fall in November.
Thursday January 02 2014
Singapore’s GDP Contracts 2.7% QoQ in Q4  
On a quarter-on-quarter seasonally-adjusted annualised basis, Singapore's economy contracted by 2.7 percent in the fourth quarter of 2013, a reversal from the 2.2 percent expansion in the previous quarter, according to advance estimates.
Thursday January 02 2014
Singapore’s Economy Expands 4.4% in Q4  
Singapore economy grew by 4.4 percent on a year-on-year basis in the fourth quarter of 2013, compared to 5.9 percent in the previous quarter, according to advance estimates. Expansion in manufacturing, construction and services eased compared to July to September period.
Monday December 23 2013
Singapore Inflation Rate Accelerates to 2.6% in November  
In November of 2013, Singapore's annual inflation rate edged up to 2.6 percent from 2 percetn in October. This increase largely reflected higher accommodation cost, which accounted for around half of the 0. 6 percent pickup in overall inflation. Price increases in all the other major CPI categories also inched up slightly in part due to the low base last year.
Tuesday December 17 2013
Singapore Trade Surplus Narrows in November on Lower Exports  
In November of 2013, Singapore's trade surplus decreased to SGD 3.6 billion, down from SGD 6.69 billion a month earlier but up from SGD 1.9 billion last year. Non-oil domestic exports fell by an annual 8.8 percent hurt by the pharmaceutical sector, after rising 2.8 percent in October.
Friday December 13 2013
Singapore Unemployment Rate Confirmed at 1.8% in Q3  
Singapore's final figure for jobless rate in the third quarter of 2013 was confirmed at 1.8 percent, down from 2.1 percent in the previous three-month period. Unemployment remained low, reflecting the tight labour market. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for residents decreased over the quarter from 2.9 percent to 2.6 percent, and from 3.1 percent to 2.8 percent for Singapore citizens.
Monday November 25 2013
Singapore Inflation Rate Up to 2% in October  
In October of 2013, Singapore's annual inflation rate edged up to 2 percent, from 1.6 percent in September, mainly due to higher private road transport cost. On a monthly basis, prices increased 0.2 percent, up from 0.1 percent recorded in the previous month.
Thursday November 21 2013
Singaporean Economy Expands 1.3% QoQ in Q3  
In the third quarter of 2013, Singapore's GDP advanced 1.3 percent on a quarter-on-quarter annualized basis. Last month's advance estimates showed the economy contracted by 1 percent. The Minsitry of Trade and Industry expects the economy to grow by 3.5 to 4.0 percent in 2013 and by 2.0 to 4.0 percent in 2014.
Thursday November 21 2013
Singapore's GDP Growth Beats Expectations in Q3  
In the third quarter of 2013, Singapore's economy expanded 5.8 percent over a year earlier, up from 4.4 percent in the previous three-month period and mainly due to a rebound in electronics and transport engineering. Last month's advance estimate showed the economy grew at a slower pace of 5.1 percent.
Monday November 18 2013
Singapore Trade Surplus Widens in October on Rising Exports  
In October of 2013, Singapore’s trade surplus increased to 6.69 billion SGD from 3.51 billion SGD a year ago. Non-oil exports rose 2.8 percent on the year, after shrinking by 1.2 percent in the previous month, as higher sales of non-electronics outweighed the decline in electronic shipments.
Thursday October 31 2013
Singapore Unemployment Rate Down to 1.8% in Q3  
In the third quarter of 2013, Singaporean jobless rate decreased to 1.8 percent, from 2.1 percent in the previous three-month period. The job market stayed tight, as unemployment declined amid fewer layoffs. Employment creation remained high, though it moderated from the previous quarter.
Wednesday October 23 2013
Singapore Inflation Rate Slows to 1.6% in September  
In September of 2013, Singaporean annual inflation rate slowed to 1.6 percent, from 2 percent in August, due to a fall in private road transport cost.
Thursday October 17 2013
Singapore’s Trade Surplus Widens in September  
In September of 2013, Singapore’s trade surplus increased to 4.53 billion SGD from 3.95 billion SGD a year ago. Exports grew 9.5 percent over a year earlier to 45.4 billion SGD, following the 4.4 percent expansion in August. The rise was boosted by higher oil sales to Indonesia, Hong Kong and Malaysia, while non-oil exports contracted 1.2 percent over a year earlier.
Monday October 14 2013
Singapore’s GDP Contracts 1 % QoQ in Q3  
Based on advanced estimates, the Singaporean GDP contracted 1.0 percent on a seasonally adjusted and annualized basis in the third quarter of 2013, compared with an upwardly revised 16.9 percent increase in the second quarter, due to a fall in the manufacturing and construction sectors.
Monday October 14 2013
Singapore’s GDP Expands 5.1 % YoY in Q3  
Based on advanced estimates, the Singaporean GDP grew by 5.1 percent year-on-year in the third quarter of 2013, compared to 4.2 percent in the previous quarter. It is the highest expansion in two years, mainly supported by the finance and insurance and wholesale and retail trade sectors.
Monday September 23 2013
Singapore's Annual Inflation Rate Edges Up to 2% in August  
In August of 2013, Singaporean annual inflation rate accelerated to 2 percent, from 1.9 percent in July due to stronger increases in the cost of accommodation, services and food which was partly offset by a smaller gain in private road transport cost.
Tuesday September 17 2013
Singapore’s Trade Surplus Widens in August On Rising Oil Exports  
In August of 2013, Singapore’s trade surplus slightly increased to 4 billion SGD from 3.5 billion SGD a year ago. Exports grew 4.1 percent over a year earlier to 43.4 billion SGD, following the 5.1 percent expansion in July, boosted by higher oil sales to Malaysia, Hong Kong and Australia.
Friday September 13 2013
Singapore’s Unemployment Rate Confirmed at 2.1% in Q2  
Final figure of Singaporean jobless rate for the second quarter of 2013 was unchanged at 2.1 percent, up from 1.9 percent in the previous three-month period. The Ministry of Manpower expects the labor market to remain tight for the rest of the year.
Friday August 23 2013
Singapore Inflation Rate Up to 1.9% in July  
In July of 2013, Singaporean annual inflation rate rose for the fourth month in a row to 1.9 percent from 1.8 percent in June, largely due to an increase in private road transport cost after two consecutive months of decline.
Friday August 16 2013
Singapore Trade Surplus Widens in July Over a Year Earlier  
In July of 2013, Singapore’s trade surplus slightly increased to 3526 million SGD from 3492 million SGD a year ago. Total exports expanded 5.6 percent over a year earlier to 44.6 billion SGD, compared to the 2.9 percent decrease in June, due to higher shipments of non-electronic products and oil.
Monday August 12 2013
Singapore GDP Growth Revised Up to 3.8% YoY in Q2  
In the second quarter of 2013, the Singapore economy grew by 3.8 percent on a year-on-year basis, compared to 0.2 percent in the previous quarter. Services grew more than expected, resulting in an expansion 0.1 percentage points above the preliminary estimate.
Monday August 12 2013
Singapore GDP Growth Revised Up in Q2  
Singapore economy expanded by 15.5 percent on a quarter-on-quarter seasonally-adjusted annualised basis, supported by robust growth in the manufacturing, wholesale and retail trade, transportation and storage, and finance and insurance sectors.
Wednesday July 31 2013
Singapore Unemployment Rate Rises to 2.1% in Q2  
Preliminary estimates show that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 2.1 percent in June of 2013, up from 1.9 percent in March of 2013 and 1.8 percent in December of 2012. The tight labour market showed signs of easing in the second quarter of 2013, as layoffs rose amid business restructuring and consolidation.
Tuesday July 23 2013
Singapore Inflation Rate Accelerates to 1.8% in June  
In Singapore, annual inflation rate rose to 1.8 percent in June compared to 1.6 percent in May, mainly due to rise in petrol pump prices and increase in cost of medical insurance and holiday travel.
Wednesday July 17 2013
Singapore Trade Surplus Widens in June  
In June of 2013, Singapore’s trade surplus widened to 4649 million SGD from 4418 million SGD in the previous month and 1992 million SGD a year ago. Total exports shrank by 2.9 percent over a year earlier to 41.96 billion SGD, compared to the 1.3 percent expansion in the previous month, due to a decrease in both electronic and non-electronic exports.
Friday July 12 2013
Singapore GDP Expands at Strongest Pace in 2 Years in Q2  
Singaporean economy grew by 15.2 percent quarter-on-quarter in the April to June period on a seasonally adjusted and annualized basis, well above 1.8 percent reported in the previous three months. It was the strongest expansion in more than two years, led mostly by a rebound in manufacturing.
Friday July 12 2013
Singapore GDP Expands by 3.7% YoY in Q2  
Based on advance estimates, the Singapore economy grew by 3.7 percent on a year-on-year basis in the second quarter of 2013, compared to 0.2 percent in the preceding quarter. The expansion is largely due to a strong rebound in the manufacturing sector, mainly in pharmaceuticals and electronics.
Monday June 24 2013
Singapore Inflation Rate Slightly Up to 1.6% in May  
In Singapore, the inflation rate rose to 1.6 percent in May from 1.5 percent in April. The decline in car prices was more than offset by higher contributions from all other major categories.
Monday June 17 2013
Singapore Trade Surplus Widens in May  
In May of 2013, total exports gained 1.6 percent over a year earlier to 44305 million SGD, mainly boosted by higher non-oil re-exports, while non-oil exports contracted more sharply than expected. The trade surplus widened to 4594 million SGD in May of 2013, from 4106 million SGD in the previous month and 1969 million SGD a year ago.
Friday June 14 2013
Singapore Unemployment Rate Confirmed at 1.9% in Q1  
In the first quarter of 2013, seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate in Singapore rose marginally to 1.9 percent from 1.8 percent in the previous quarter, confirming the preliminary estimate released in April by the Ministry of Manpower. Although jobless rate slightly rose in the March quarter, it remained low and more jobs became available for job seekers and fewer workers lost their jobs.
Friday August 16 2013
Singaporean Strong Expansion in Q2 May Not be Sustainable  
In the second quarter of 2013, Singaporean economy grew well above market expectations, due to a rebound in the manufacturing sector. While low unemployment rate and recent drop in inflation rate are likely to boost domestic consumption in the months ahead, exports recovery may not hold as global demand is likely to remain weak.
Thursday May 23 2013
Singapore Inflation Rate Down to 3-Year Low  
In April of 2013, the year-on-year inflation rate eased to 1.5 percent, the lowest level in more than three years, mainly due to tightened restrictions on vehicle and property purchases.
Thursday May 23 2013
Singapore's GDP Growth Revised to 1.8% QoQ in Q1 2013  
On a quarter-on-quarter seasonally-adjusted annualized basis, the economy grew by 1.8 percent, slower than the 3.3 percent growth in the previous quarter. However, that's a much higher growth rate than previous advanced estimate that showed a 1.4 percent contraction.
Thursday May 23 2013
Singapore's GDP Growth Revised to 0.2% YoY in Q1 2013  
In the first quarter of 2013, Singapore's GDP growth eased to 0.2 percent year-on-year, from 1.5 percent in the preceding quarter, mainly due to the decline in externally-oriented sectors such as manufacturing and wholesale trade. That's a much higher growth rate than previous advanced estimate that showed a 0.6 percent contraction.
Wednesday May 22 2013
Singapore's Total Exports Improve in April  
In April of 2013, total exports increased by 1.6 percent from a year earlier, mainly boosted by re-exports and an improvement in external demand for the country's non-electronic products. In the same period, the trade surplus narrowed to S$ 4.21 billion, from S$ 4.46 billion recorded in the same month last year.
Tuesday April 30 2013
Singapore Unemployment Rate Up to 1.9% in Q1 2013  
Unemployment remained low, though it rose slightly as employment creation slowed in the first quarter of 2013. Meanwhile, layoffs declined, after rising in the preceding two quarters.
Tuesday April 23 2013
Singapore Inflation Rate Down to 3.5% in March  
In March of 2013, Singapore's year-on-year inflation rate eased to 3.5 percent from 4.9 percent in February. This was due to smaller price increases across all major categories in the CPI, with private road transport cost accounting for the bulk of the moderation.
Friday May 17 2013
Singaporean Economy Continues to Struggle  
After a meager growth in the last quarter of 2012, Singapore recovery may be still out of reach. In the first quarter of 2013, the economy contracted 0.6 percent year-on-year and 1.4 percent quarter-on-quarter, as exports and industrial production data were disappointing.
Wednesday April 17 2013
Singapore Exports Drop in March From a Year Earlier  
In March of 2013, seasonally adjusted non-oil domestic exports increased 8 percent on a month-on-month basis, as a result of higher non-electronic exports. On a year-on-year basis, total exports fell by 7.6 percent, with electronic exports dropping by 17.9 percent.
Friday April 12 2013
Singapore Economy Contracts 0.6% in Q1 2013  
Based on advance estimates, in the first quarter of 2013, the Singapore economy contracted by 0.6 percent year-on-year, hurt by a drop in the manufacturing sector.
Friday April 12 2013
Singapore Economy Contracts 1.4% in Q1 2013  
Based on advance estimates, in the first quarter of 2013, the Singapore economy contracted by 1.4 percent, hurt by a drop in the manufacturing sector.
Monday March 25 2013
Singapore Inflation Rate Up to 4.9 Percent in February  
In February, Singapore's inflation rate rose to 4.9 percent in February from 3.6 percent in January 2013. This temporary pickup is largely attributed to the more significant increase in private road transport cost. Food and services inflation were also stronger during the month.
Monday March 18 2013
Singapore Trade Surplus Widens in February  
Singapore's trade surplus increased to S$2.47 billion in February of 2013, as total exports declined by 19.5 percent to S$36.32 billion and total imports decreased by 14.7 percent to S$33.85 billion.
Monday February 25 2013
Singapore Inflation Rate Down to 3.6 Percent in January  
CPI-All Items inflation eased to 3.6 percent in January from 4.3 percent in December 2012. While private road transport cost rose more sharply, the contributions of all other major categories were lower, partly because of base effects.
Friday February 22 2013
Singapore Economy Expands 3.3 Percent in Q4  
The Singapore economy grew by 1.5 per cent on a year-on-year basis in the fourth quarter of 2012, an improvement from the flat growth recorded in the preceding quarter. On a quarter-on-quarter seasonally-adjusted annualised basis, the economy grew by 3.3 per cent, a reversal from the 4.6 per cent contraction in the third quarter.
Monday February 18 2013
Singapore Trade Surplus Narrows in January  
Singapore's trade surplus decreased slightly to S$1.86 billion in January of 2013, as exports increased to S$41.40 billion and imports increased to S$39.54 billion.
Thursday January 31 2013
Singapore's Unemployment Rate Decreased to 1.80 Percent in Q4  
Unemployment rate decreased in Singapore as foreign workforce growth slowed allowing for increased local employment
Wednesday January 23 2013
Singapore Inflation Accelerates in December  
Singapore's Consumer Price Index increased 4.3 percent over the last 12 months, compared to a 3.6 percent annual increase in November
Monday January 21 2013
Singapore trade surplus increases in December  
Singapore's trade surplus increased to S$2 billion in December, as exports fell to S$38.47 billion and imports decreased to S$36.45 billion when compared to November.
Friday January 18 2013
Singapore’s GDP Grew 1.1 Per Cent in the Fourth Quarter of 2012  
Based on advance estimates,the Singapore economy grew at a modest pace of 1.1 per cent on a year-on-year basis in the fourth quarter of 2012, an improvement from the flat growth in the previous quarter. On a quarter-on-quarter seasonally-adjusted annualised basis, the economy grew by 1.8 per cent, an upturn from the contraction of 6.3 per cent in the preceding quarter.
Wednesday December 26 2012
Singapore Inflation Rate Down to 3.6 Percent in November  
CPI-All Items inflation moderated to 3.6 percent in November from 4.0 percent in October 2012, reflecting more moderate price increases across most major categories in the CPI basket.
Monday December 17 2012
Singapore Trade Surplus Narrows in November  
Singapore's trade surplus narrowed to S$1.9 million in November, as exports fell to S$41.78 billion and imports decreased slightly to S$39.83 billion when compared to October.
Friday December 14 2012
Singapore Annualized Inflation Rate Down to 4.0 Percent in October  
CPI-All Items inflation eased to 4.0 percent in October from 4.7 percent in September 2012. This was largely due to smaller increases in the costs of private road transport and accommodation.
Friday December 14 2012
Singapore Trade Surplus Narrows in October  
Singapore's trade surplus narrowed to S$3.5 million in October, as exports fell to S$44.01 billion and imports decreased slightly to S$40.53 billion when compared to September..
Friday December 14 2012
Singapore Unemployment Rate Down to 1.90 Percent in Q3  
Unemployment rates remained low, reflecting high manpower demand amid the tightening in foreign manpower controls. The seasonally adjusted overall unemployment rate dipped marginally to 1.9 percent in September 2012 from 2.0 percent a quarter ago, while the unemployment rates for residents and Singapore citizens were unchanged at 2.8 percent and 3.0 percent respectively.
Friday December 14 2012
Singapore GDP Expands by 1.5 Percent in Q3  
Based on advance estimates, the Singapore economy grew at a modest pace of 1.3 per cent on a year-on-year basis in the third quarter of 2012, compared to 2.3 per cent growth in the previous quarter. On quarter over quarter seasonally-adjusted annualised basis, the economy contracted by 1.5 per cent, compared to the 0.2 per cent expansion in the second quarter.
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