Singapore was among the first group of 34 countries to subscribe to the IMF's Special Data Dissemination Standard (SDDS) in August 1996. The purpose of the SDDS is to guide member countries in the provision of comprehensive, timely, accessible and reliable economic and financial statistics to the public.

The SDDS comprises four dimensions, namely, coverage, periodicity and timeliness; access by the public; integrity of the disseminated data; and quality of the disseminated data. For each of these dimensions, the SDDS prescribes two to four good dissemination practices.

Singapore’s statistical policy for dissemination is in line with these prescriptions. Singapore met all SDDS requirements at the time of its subscription in January 2001.


Find out more about Singapore's dissemination practices for the 18 prescribed core data categories in the real sector, fiscal sector, financial sector, external sector and population.

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View the latest statistical data for key indicators in the 18 prescribed categories.

More detailed data are available in the "Find Data" section.