Imports in Singapore
Singapore - Imports (percent change)
Non-oil exports jump in March on low base effect
Singapore’s non-oil domestic exports (NODX) jumped 17.6% year-on-year in March, up from the revised 3.1% increase in February (previously reported: +3.0% year-on-year). In month-on-month terms, NODX exports increased 12.8% in March, contrasting the 4.7% drop in February.
The annual rise in exports benefited from a low base and a surge in demand for non-electronic products, owing to a spectacular rise in non-monetary gold shipments and a jump in specialized machinery and pharmaceuticals exports. Moreover, electronic exports also grew, boosted by a strong rise in demand for disk media products and parts of ICs.
In terms of markets, demand from Thailand skyrocketed while demand from the US, Japan and the EU softened. On the other hand, demand from Malaysia, Indonesia and China fell.
Last month, FocusEconomics Consensus Forecast panelists saw overall nominal exports contracting 2.6% and imports falling 2.3% in 2020, with the trade surplus totaling USD 94.5 billion. For 2021, panelists saw exports increasing 5.6% and imports rising 6.5%, with the trade surplus reaching USD 96.9 billion. A new Consensus Forecast will be published on 28 April.
Singapore - Imports (%) Data
|Imports (annual variation in %)||-16.8||-6.7||11.4||12.6||-3.8|
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|Bond Yield||1.74||1.39 %||Dec 31|
|Exchange Rate||1.34||-0.01 %||Jan 01|
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April 23, 2021
Consumer prices increased 0.22% over the previous month in March, moderating from the 0.57% increase recorded in February.
April 16, 2021
Non-oil domestic exports (NODX) grew 12.1% year-on-year in March (February: +4.2% yoy).
April 14, 2021
The economy expanded 0.2% year-on-year in the first quarter according to an advanced estimate, marking a return to growth after three consecutive quarters of falling activity (Q4 2020: -2.4% yoy).
April 14, 2021
At its 14 April meeting, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) left its monetary policy unchanged at the level implemented at the outset of the Covid-19 pandemic in March 2020.
April 6, 2021
The Purchasing Managers’ Indices (PMIs)—produced by the Singapore Institute of Purchasing and Materials Management (SIPMM)—for the manufacturing and electronics sectors had divergent months in March, but both remained in expansionary territory as the two sectors continued to gradually recover after falling to the lowest levels in over a decade in April 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. The manufacturing PMI rose slightly to 50.8 in March from 50.5 in February, thus moving further above the 50-point threshold that separates expansion from contraction in the sector and marking the ninth consecutive month of expansion in the manufacturing sector.