The CPI in Apr 2016 went down 0.5% compared to Apr 2015. It edged down 0.1% over Mar 2016.
Joint press release on "Consumer Price Developments in Apr 2016" by MAS and MTI.
Domestic wholesale trade (seasonally adjusted) declined 17.2% in 1Q2016 over 4Q2015. Excluding petroleum, domestic wholesale trade contracted by 7.2%. Foreign wholesale trade (seasonally adjusted) decreased 13.0% in 1Q2016 over 4Q2015. Excluding petroleum, foreign wholesale trade fell 8.6%.
Household net worth grew by 3.3% on a year-on-year basis in 1Q2016. Growth in assets and liabilities has moderated in 1Q2016 compared to 4Q2015.
Results of the Economic Survey of Singapore, 1st Qtr 2016 will be released on 25 May 2016, 8.00a.m.
Non-oil domestic exports increased 4.5% in Apr 2016 on a month-on-month seasonally adjusted basis, after the previous month’s 0.1% growth.
Retail sales, on a seasonally-adjusted basis, decreased 1.4% in Mar 2016 compared to Feb 2016. Excluding motor vehicles, retail sales declined 0.6%. Seasonally-adjusted sales of food & beverage services increased 1.2% in Mar 2016 compared to Feb 2016.
Life expectancy at birth increased from 82.6 years in 2014 to 82.7 years in 2015.
Import, Singapore Manufactured Products and Domestic Supply Price Indices gained 0.8%, 2.9% and 1.8% respectively in Mar 2016 over Feb 2016, due mainly to higher Oil and Chemical Products prices. The Export Price Index fell 0.3%, attributed mainly to lower prices of electronics.
Majority of the firms in the services sector (a weighted 63%) expect the business situation to remain unchanged for the period of Apr - Sep 2016 compared with Oct 2015 - Mar 2016. In terms of net weighted balance, 13% of firms project less favourable conditions.
Last updated: 24 May 2016
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