Business Expectations of the Manufacturing Sector (Business Sentiments for January - June 2017)

31 January 2017


A majority of firms (a weighted 76 per cent) in the manufacturing sector expects business situation in the first half of 2017 to remain similar to a quarter ago.  A weighted 13 per cent of manufacturers expects business conditions to improve while a weighted 11 per cent foresees a slower business outlook.  Overall, a net weighted balance of 2 per cent of manufacturers anticipates a favourable business situation for the period January – June 2017, compared to the fourth quarter of 2016.


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

Other Manufacturing Indicators:
Monthly Manufacturing Performance, February 2017

Findings from the latest Monthly Survey of Manufacturing Activities.

Media Release
Non-Oil Domestic Exports, March 2017

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

Employment, 4Q 2016

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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