Fiscal Balance in Singapore
Singapore - Fiscal BalanceThe economy posted the weakest expansion in Q1 year-on-year since the end of the Great Recession, as advance estimates showed the manufacturing sector tanked, sinking well below the average posted in 2018 on weaker precision engineering and electronics clusters. In contrast, the construction sector rebounded after 11 consecutive quarters of yoy declines, suggesting a stabilization in the real estate market, while the services sector gained speed. Although GDP by expenditure figures have yet to be released, annual retail sales in January and February recovered slightly compared to the Q4 average, indicating private consumption may have gained impetus in Q1. This follows a softer Q4 reading weighed on by notable slowdowns in household and government spending. On the political scene, Singapore and Malaysia resolved a recent spat on port boundary claims in mid-March, which should strengthen economic ties going forward.
Singapore - Fiscal Balance Data
|Fiscal Balance (% of GDP)||1.3||0.1||-1.0||1.4||2.1|
5 years of economic forecasts for more than 30 economic indicators.
|Bond Yield||2.17||1.39 %||Apr 22|
|Exchange Rate||1.36||-0.01 %||Apr 22|
|Stock Market||3,358||0.18 %||Apr 22|
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April 17, 2019
Non-oil domestic exports (NODX) decreased by 11.7% year-on-year in March, contrasting February’s short-lived 4.8% increase (previously reported: +4.9% year-on-year).
April 12, 2019
At its first biannual meeting of 2019 held on 12 April, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) maintained the undisclosed rate of appreciation of the Singapore dollar nominal effective exchange rate (S$NEER) policy band.
April 12, 2019
The economy flagged in the first quarter of the year due to a decline in the manufacturing sector, according to an advanced estimate released by the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) on 12 April.
April 4, 2019
The manufacturing PMI produced by the Singapore Institute of Purchasing and Materials Management (SIPMM) edged up to 50.8 points in March from 50.4 points in February, marking the first uptick since August of last year.
March 25, 2019
Consumer prices increased 0.5% over the previous month in February, contrasting the 0.3% decline recorded in January.