Import, Export, Singapore Manufactured Products and Domestic Supply Price Indices fell 3.1%, 2.1%, 3.7% and 3.7% respectively in Dec 2015 over Nov 2015, due mainly to lower oil prices.
Majority of the firms (a weighted 62%) foresee business activity to remain stable for the period of Jan – Jun 2016. In terms of net weighted balance, 18% of firms project less favourable conditions.
Overall, a net weighted balance of 22% of manufacturers anticipates a less favourable business situation for Jan – Jun 2016, compared to 4Q2015.
Employment is estimated to have grown by 15,500 in 4Q2015, bringing growth for the whole of 2015 to 31,800.
"Labour Force in Singapore 2015" released.
Manufacturing output increased 2.0% in December 2015 on a seasonally adjusted month-on-month basis.
Consumer Price Index (CPI) for Households in Different Income Groups for 2nd half of 2015 and whole year of 2015 are released.
The CPI in 2015 fell 0.5% over 2014 on account of lower costs of housing & utilities and transport which more than offset dearer food and education.
Joint press release on "Consumer Price Developments in Dec 2015" by MAS and MTI
Prices of private residential properties, retail space and office space fell 0.5%, 0.1% and 0.1% respectively in 4Q2015 compared with 3Q2015.
Last updated: 1 Feb 2016
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