Singapore Population

The total population in Singapore was last recorded at 5.3 million people in 2012 from 1.7 million in 1960, changing 222 percent during the last 50 years. Population in Singapore is reported by the Statistics Singapore. From 1960 until 2012, Singapore Population averaged 3.1 Million reaching an all time high of 5.3 Million in December of 2012 and a record low of 1.7 Million in December of 1960. The population of Singapore represents 0.08 percent of the world´s total population which arguably means that one person in every 1346 people on the planet is a resident of Singapore. This page provides - Singapore Population - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. 2014-04-21

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Forecast Dates Unit Frequency
5.31 5.18 5.31 1.65 5.44 | 2013/12 1960 - 2012 Million Yearly


Singapore Population

Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Forecast Unit
Population 5.31 2012-12-31 5.18 5.31 1.65 5.44 2013-12-31 Million [+]
Employed Persons 3492.50 2013-12-31 3358.10 3492.50 1714.20 3528.48 2014-06-30 Thousand [+]
Job Vacancies 56500.00 2013-11-15 61900.00 61900.00 12000.00 60829.07 2014-03-31 [+]
Labour Costs 127.75 2013-11-15 111.34 136.30 57.37 124.37 2014-03-31 Index Points [+]
Productivity 127.75 2013-11-15 111.34 136.30 57.37 124.34 2014-03-31 Index Points [+]
Retirement Age Men 62.00 2014-01-01 62.00 62.00 62.00 62.00 2014-06-30 [+]
Retirement Age Women 62.00 2014-01-01 62.00 62.00 62.00 62.00 2014-06-30 [+]
Unemployed Persons 90.70 2013-06-30 87.10 124.10 25.80 90.83 2013-12-31 Thousand [+]
Wages 4998.00 2013-11-15 4212.00 4998.00 1302.00 4818.89 2014-03-31 SGD [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 4220.00 2013-08-15 4269.00 5056.00 3797.00 4573.81 2013-12-31 SGD [+]
Unemployment Rate 1.80 2013-12-31 1.80 6.00 1.40 1.80 2014-03-31 Percent [+]

Population | Notes
Population estimates are usually produced by a country´s statistical office or Census Bureau. The Population Census provides the most reliable picture of a country's population because the data is collected at a specified time from the entire population; in contrast to other surveys, in which information is collected from only a small part of the residents. When monthly population estimates are required, the population count is updated by adding births, subtracting deaths, and adding net international migration since the census date.


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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.


Chile Leaves Monetary Policy Unchanged  
At its April 17th, 2014 meeting, Central Bank of Chile left the benchmark interest rate on hold at 4 percent, following last month's cut, citing low output and demand, but hinted possible future rate cuts, depending on domestic and external conditions.
Russia Unemployment Drops in March  
Russian jobless rate fell for the first time in four months to 5.4 percent, after remaining stable at 5.6 percent in the previous two months.
Canada Inflation Rises Above Forecasts in March  
The annual consumer prices in Canada accelerated to 1.5 percent in March of 2014 following a 1.1 increase in the previous month, as energy prices surged.
US Jobless Claims Rise Slightly  
In the week ending April 12, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 304,000, an increase of 2,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised up by 2,000 from 300,000 to 302,000. There were no special factors impacting this week's initial claims.
Brazil Unemployment Rate Down to 5%  
In March of 2014, Brazil’s jobless rate fell by 0.1 percentage point to 5 percent, below market forecasts. A year earlier, unemployment reached 5.7 percent.
Dutch Unemployment Rate Falls for the First Time in 2014  
In March of 2014, Netherlands’ seasonally adjusted jobless rate fell to 8.7 percent from 8.8 percent in the previous month and 8.1 percent a year earlier, as more people left permanently the labor market rather than found jobs.
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.
Mozambique Leaves Lending Rate Steady at 8.25%  
At its April 16th, 2014 meeting, Bank of Mozambique left its benchmark interest rate unchanged at 8.25 percent for the sixth consecutive meeting, saying this was consistent with meeting domestic economic targets for 2014.
Spanish Trade Deficit Narrows to 4-Month Low  
In February of 2014, Spanish trade gap decreased to € 1.62 billion, down from € 2.82 billion in the previous month. Compared with the same month a year earlier, the trade deficit widened 37 percent.
Angolan Inflation Rate Down To 7.32% in March  
The annual consumer prices in Angola decelerated for the second consecutive month to 7.32 percent in March of 2014, from 7.48 percent recorded in February of 2014.

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