Business Expectations of the Manufacturing Sector (Business Sentiments for October 2016 – March 2017)

31 October 2016

Highlights

A majority of firms (a weighted 70 per cent) in the manufacturing sector expects business situation in the next six months ending March 2017 to remain similar to a quarter ago. A weighted 17 per cent of manufacturers expects business conditions to improve while a weighted 13 per cent projects a deteriorating business outlook. Overall, a net weighted balance of 4 per cent of manufacturers expects a more favourable business situation for the period October 2016 – March 2017, compared to the third quarter of 2016.

Business Expectations of the Manufacturing Sector (Business Sentiments for October 2016 – March 2017)

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

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Non-Oil Domestic Exports, November 2016

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Employment, 3Q 2016

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Labour Productivity & Costs, 3Q 2016

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Manufacturing Value Added & Share in the Economy, 3Q 2016

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

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Census of Manufacturing Activities, 2015

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

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Statistical tables
Technical notes

 

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