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Industry Snapshot

Provides an overview of the manufacturing sector and how it contributes to Singapore’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP).


The manufacturing sector comprised some 9,300 establishments and employed about 424,500 workers in 2013.

Total output generated decreased 0.6% in 2012 to S$299.6B in 2013. Most clusters, with the exception of biomedical and precision engineering clusters, recorded output growth.

Manufacturing (2013)

 Total Number of Establishments

▼ 9,303

 Total Output

▼ S$299.6B

 Operating Expenditure

▲ S$76.0B

 Operating Surplus

▼ S$31.5B

 Value Added

▼ S$60.0B

▼ decrease from previous year   ▲ increase from previous year

Source: Singapore Economic Development Board 


Main Manufacturing Sub-Sectors

Main F&B

Sub-Sectors

No. Of Establishments

Value Added (S$)

Total Output (S$)

Electronics

 215

 17.2B

 83.5B

Chemicals

 403

 5.5B

 101.9B

Biomedical

 149

 11.2B

 22.1B

Precision Engineering

 2,870

 8.3B

 34.2B

Transport Engineering

 1,352

 10.2B

 33.0B

General Manufacturing

 4,314

 7.5B

 24.9B

Source: Singapore Economic Development Board

Business Costs

Manufacturing businesses spent the most on materials consumption, accounting for 46.2% of the total business costs of the manufacturing sector in 2013.

Remuneration was one of the top 3 business costs for all manufacturing clusters except the electronics cluster.

For More Information

Annual Census of Manufacturing Activities (CMA) 2013
Singapore Economic Development Board

Last Modified Date: 28 Dec 2015