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. 2014-04-25

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.


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.
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.


Tokyo Core CPI At 22- Year High in April  
Core consumer prices in Tokyo, a leading indicator of nationwide inflation, rose 2.7 percent in April from a year earlier, the fastest gain since 1992 as an increase in sales tax drove up cost of goods and services.
US Durable Goods Orders Surge in March  
New orders for manufactured durable goods in March increased $6.0 billion or 2.6 percent to $234.8 billion. This increase, up two consecutive months, followed a 2.1 percent February increase.
US Jobless Claims Rise in Latest Week  
In the week ending April 19, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 329,000, an increase of 24,000 from the previous week's revised level. There were no special factors impacting this week's initial claims.
Central Bank of Turkey Leaves Main Rates on Hold  
The Monetary Policy Committee decided on April 24th, 2014, to leave the one-week repo rate on hold at 10.0 percent for the third straight meeting. The Central Bank said it will maintain the current policy stance until there is a significant improvement in the outlook for inflation.
Swiss Trade Surplus Narrows Further in March  
The trade surplus decreased 10.6 percent in March of 2014 from the previous month to CHF 2.1 billion as imports rose at a higher pace than exports. Compared with a year earlier, the trade balance increased by 17.2 percent, driven by stronger sales of pharmaceuticals and chemicals products, and machinery to Europe and China.
Polish Unemployment Rate Falls in March  
Poland’s jobless rate dropped for the second straight month in March of 2014 to 13.5 percent, down from 13.9 percent in February and below market forecasts. A year earlier, unemployment was recorded at 14.3 percent.
South Korean Economy Expands at a Fastest Pace  
In the first quarter of 2014, South Korea’s GDP accelerated for the fourth straight quarter to an annual 3.9 percent growth rate, driven by exports.
South Korea GDP Growth Beats Expectations in Q1  
South Korean GDP expanded a seasonally adjusted 0.9 percent on quarter in the first three months of 2014, the same rate recorded in the previous quarter and above market expectations.
Reserve Bank of New Zealand Increases Interest Rate to 3.0%  
At its April 23rd, 2014 meeting, the Reserve Bank of New Zealand lifted the benchmark interest rate for the second straight meeting by 25 bps to 3.0 percent, as inflationary pressures were increasing and were expected to continue doing so over the next two years.
US New Home Sales Fall Sharply in March  
Sales of new single-family houses dropped 14.5 percent in March of 2014 to their lowest level in eight months. Sales were recorded at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 384,000, below the revised February rate of 449,000.

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