(Oct 25): Singapore’s factory output unexpectedly increased in September as a slump in electronics moderated and pharmaceuticals production surged.

Industrial production rose 0.1% from a year earlier, the Economic Development Board said in a statement Friday. All 12 economists in a Bloomberg survey predicted a contraction ranging from 1.8% to 12%. On a seasonally adjusted monthly basis, production climbed 3.7%.

Have a premium account? Sign in to continue reading.

Unlimited access to all stories from $99.9/year*

The latest reporting and analysis from business and investments to news and views on social issues.


  • Simultaneous logins across all devices
  • Instant access to past digital issues
  • Unlimited access to The Edge Malaysia
  • *For annual subscription plan only. T&Cs apply


Stay updated with Singapore corporate news stories for FREE

Follow our Telegram | Facebook