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Census of Manufacturing Activities

A census of manufacturing establishments is conducted annually by the Research and Statistics Unit of the Economic Development Board (EDB). The activities covered in the census include manufacturing and industrial servicing. They are classified according to the Singapore Standard Industrial Classification 2020. The reference period is the calendar year, except for those establishments whose financial years do not coincide with the calendar year. The results provide comprehensive data for the study of the structure and trends of the manufacturing sector.

Index of Industrial Production

The index of industrial production covers all manufacturing activities classified under Section C of the Singapore Standard Industrial Classification 2020. The indices published are at the 2-digit industry division and total manufacturing levels.

The reference year for the index of industrial production is 2019. The value-added weighting pattern is updated annually based on data from the Census of Manufacturing Activities. The weighting pattern reflects the relative importance of the industry divisions and changing structure within the manufacturing sector. The Laspeyres’ annual chain link formula is used for the compilation of the index.

Unit Business Cost Index

The Unit Business Cost Index (UBCI) is compiled by the Singapore Department of Statistics. It measures the relative business cost of producing one unit of real manufacturing output with respect to the base year. The main components of business cost are labour cost, services cost, as well as non-labour production taxes. The UBCI is compiled based on the benchmark on business cost from the Census of Manufacturing Activities (CMA) and extrapolated using data from the Monthly Survey of Manufacturing Activities (MMA).

Data

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Key Indicators
Items Unit Latest Period Latest Data % Change
(Y-o-Y)  1/
Previous
Period Data
% Change
(Y-o-Y)  2/
Manufacturing            
Industrial Production Index (2019=100)

Aug-22 123.0 0.5 121.4 0.8
Total Output 3/ 4/ S$m 2021 385,637.9 23.0 313,408.7 -7.2 
Value Added 4/ S$m  2021 112,666.8 26.7 88,901.0 -4.0
Employment 4/ '000  2021 350.6 -5.3 370.1 -2.5
Remuneration 4/ S$m 2021 22,717.0 2.3 22,199.7 -1.8
Change in Unit Labour Cost of Manufacturing % 2021  68.8 -1.3 69.7 -21.2

Index of Industrial Production

Title : Index Of Industrial Production (2019 = 100), Annual

Index

Data Items

2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020
2021

Total

87.288
82.812
85.876
94.813
101.477
100
107.531
121.837

Food, Beverage & Tobacco

85.406
85.914
89.066
94.815
97.729
100.002
91.643
87.295

Textiles

150.363
146.423
135.347
124.337
114.458
100
52.223
30.328

Wearing Apparel

102.894
48.396
40.362
42.696
40.023
100
118.936
164.799

Leather Products

162.299
152.368
135.376
120.43
112.254
100
58.813
92.76

Wood And Of Products Of Wood And Cork

140.233
130.82
124.223
121.471
112.518
100
85.479
127.794

Paper & Paper Products

101.557
97.161
94.579
93.489
100.102
100
96.279
100.308

Printing And Reproduction Of Recorded Media

175.877
165.972
141.163
121.383
110.64
100
84.482
76.528

Refined Petroleum Products

86.016
93.308
97.247
105.888
105.41
100
83.527
86.039

Chemicals & Chemical Products

88.946
91.992
90.94
96.874
101.769
100
100.551
110.171

Pharmaceuticals And Biological Products

93.387
85.334
97.068
83.22
89.665
100
130.684
145.311

Rubber & Plastic Products

118.56
108.572
99.249
101.684
100.097
100
98.799
116.907

Non-Metallic Mineral Products

148.483
163.602
146.901
119.049
104.811
100
64.019
95.852

Basic Metals

116.123
116.958
124.24
126.654
110.925
100
97.569
111.221

Fabricated Metal Products

118.744
110.193
103.341
100.601
100.785
100
91.364
110.296

Computer, Electronic & Optical Products

68.236
64.623
73.738
98.036
106.041
100
111.131
126.717

Electrical Equipment

74.283
75.898
77.026
84.779
95.087
100
90.385
106.859

Machinery & Equipment

134.536
113.825
91.931
97.986
111.927
100
109.581
136.465

Motor Vehicles, Trailers And Semi-Trailers

82.585
90.66
95.475
113.584
109.725
100
87.316
97.715

Other Transport Equipment

101.064
94.737
95.666
94.063
96.958
100
75.676
88.96

Furniture

193.128
170.19
161.567
115.75
108.69
100
65.015
93.595

Other Manufacturing Industries

58.911
69.448
76.676
84.241
92.856
100
109.561
117.956
SOURCE : ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT BOARD

Manufacturing Statistics

Title : Principal Statistics Of Manufacturing, (Excluding Rubber Processing And Granite Quarrying), Annual

Data Items

2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020
2021

Establishments

(Number)

9,106
8,778
8,988
9,096
8,788
9,017
9,175
Na

Workers

(Number)

416,406
403,286
388,791
386,096
381,872
379,499
370,111
350,622

Manufacturing Output

(Thousand Dollars)

291,423,616
271,120,094
259,495,928
305,741,733
344,416,710
324,947,659
300,540,821
Na

Materials

(Thousand Dollars)

167,342,895
145,057,380
129,439,816
154,772,442
175,057,913
169,160,186
149,028,522
188,301,316

Remuneration

(Thousand Dollars)

21,805,914
21,678,032
21,188,974
21,654,399
21,827,870
22,616,800
22,199,667
22,717,037

Other Operating Costs

(Thousand Dollars)

75,551,326
70,632,297
74,049,696
88,284,400
90,273,354
76,069,395
75,479,242
Na

Value Added

(Thousand Dollars)

63,747,598
69,001,493
70,043,650
79,060,886
99,540,803
92,570,365
88,900,968
112,666,840

Net Operating Surplus

(Thousand Dollars)

33,799,507
38,212,592
39,171,912
48,500,203
68,367,344
59,345,814
56,011,131
Na

Sales

(Thousand Dollars)

291,851,729
271,842,624
259,132,522
305,132,093
343,536,494
325,215,627
300,006,157
Na

Direct Exports

(Thousand Dollars)

189,638,623
183,295,216
178,612,922
213,656,225
239,350,145
227,724,657
223,488,218
Na

Net Fixed Assets At End Of Year

(Thousand Dollars)

67,986,938
66,538,383
68,632,792
72,987,314
73,106,607
80,685,035
81,102,393
Na

Gross Fixed Assets At End Of Year

(Thousand Dollars)

164,167,678
172,563,488
179,131,694
188,729,523
193,955,305
210,092,054
219,654,925
Na

Total Output * Refers to manufacturing output and other operating income.

(Thousand Dollars)

306,641,819
284,691,170
273,533,162
322,117,728
364,872,070
337,799,947
313,408,732
385,637,885
SOURCE : ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT BOARD

Definitions

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Other References

Unit Business Cost Index
Methodological Review on the Unit Business Cost Index for the Manufacturing Industry (Base Year 2010 = 100) View

External Sources

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