Business Expectations of the Manufacturing Sector (Business Sentiments for April - September 2017)

28 April 2017


The manufacturing sector expects business situation to improve in the next six months ending September 2017. A weighted 12 per cent of manufacturers expects business conditions to improve while a weighted 5 per cent foresees a softer business outlook. Overall, a net weighted balance of 7 per cent of manufacturers anticipates a favourable business situation for the period April – September 2017, compared to the first quarter of 2017.


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For more information, please refer to the latest media release and statistical tables.

Other Manufacturing Indicators:
Monthly Manufacturing Performance, March 2017

Findings from the latest Monthly Survey of Manufacturing Activities.

Media Release
Non-Oil Domestic Exports, April 2017

A graphical illustration of Singapore’s latest export performance in major product categories and export markets.

Employment, 1Q 2017

A graphical illustration of recent trends in employment, redundancies and job vacancies in the manufacturing sector.

Labour Productivity & Costs, 4Q 2016

A graphical illustration of the recent growth trends of Singapore’s manufacturing labour productivity, unit labour cost and unit business cost.

Manufacturing Value Added & Share in the Economy, 4Q 2016

A graphical illustration of recent manufacturing performance and its contribution to the Singapore economy.

Census of Manufacturing Activities, 2015

Findings from the latest annual Census of Manufacturing Activities Survey of the manufacturing sector.

Statistical tables
Technical notes



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