PESTLE Insights: Singapore - Macroeconomic Outlook Report

PESTLE Insights: Singapore - Macroeconomic Outlook Report


Financial intermediation, real estate and business activities contributed 31.3% to the gross value added (GVA) in 2018, followed by mining, manufacturing and utilities (22.6%) and wholesale, retail and hotels (20.1%). In nominal terms, the three sectors are expected to grow by 3.4%, 3.3%, and 3.4%, respectively, in 2019

Singapore’s Central region acts as hub for most of the financial and professional services firms. The West region is dominated by port and water transport industry due to its proximity to the port, while the East region is dominated by the airline industry due to proximity to Changi Airport

Majority of inward FDI was towards financial and insurance services sector in 2017


  • According to the Logistics Performance Index of the World Bank, Singapore’s rank declined to seventh position in 2018 from fifth position in 2016.
  • The overall STI exhibited an upward trend over the last one year. As of November 11th, 2019, STI stood at 3,240.65, compared to 3,077.97 on November 11th, 2018
Reasons to buy
  • Macroeconomic Outlook Report identifies the potentials of the country as an investment destination by analyzing the political, economic, social, technological, legal and environmental (PESTLE) structure.
  • PESTLE Insights provides 360 degree view of the economy which can be used as a strategic tool to understand the market dynamics, business potentials and direction of operations
  • Along with providing the country’s snapshot, the report captures the risk factors pertaining to the macroeconomic risks, political environment, legal environment, demographic and social structure effectiveness, technology & infrastructure and natural and geographic aspects that might impact business.
  • This report also highlights key clusters/cities which contribute significantly to the country GDP and population along with major companies’ presence in these areas.

List of Exhibits
Did you Know?
Country Highlights
Country Snapshot
PESTLE Insights
Political Landscape
Economic Landscape
Social Landscape
Technological Landscape
Legal Landscape
Environmental Landscape
List of Figures
Exhibit 1: Singapore’s Performance in Country Risk Analysis in Comparison to Asia-Pacific and the World Average
Exhibit 2: Performance Overview (Score: 1-100)
Exhibit 3: Broad Categories and Weights behind the Index
Exhibit 4: Singapore Stock Market-strait Times Index (STI)
Exhibit 5: Key Sectors Contribution to the Economy (2014-2021f)
Exhibit 6: : FDI stock (2010-18) and share of FDI stock by industry (2017) and FDI stock by industry (2013-2017)
Exhibit 7: Foreign investment by region (2014-2018) and share of foreign investment by investing countries (2018)
Exhibit 8: Key Infrastructure Indicators
Exhibit 9: Real GDP and Household Consumption Growth Rate (2014-2021f)
Exhibit 10: Real GDP Growth Rate Comparison (2018)
Exhibit 11: Export, Import and Trade Balance (2014-2021f)
Exhibit 12: Current Account Balance (2014-2021f)
Exhibit 13: Top Three Commodity Exports, % of Total Exports, 2015-2018
Exhibit 14: Electrical machinery and equipment, % share in world exports, 2018
Exhibit 15: Interest Rates (October 2012-October 2019)
Exhibit 16: Exchange Rate and Inflation (2014-2021f)
Exhibit 17: Public Finance (2014-2021f)
Exhibit 18: General Government Debt (2014-2021f)
Exhibit 19: Employment/Unemployment (2014-2021f)
Exhibit 20: Average Annual Wages (2014-2021f)
Exhibit 21: Labour Cost Index (2014-2021f)
Exhibit 22: Rural/Urban Share in Total Population (1990,2000,2010,2020)
Exhibit 23: Age-group Share of Total Population (2000,2010,2020)
Exhibit 24: Age-dependency ratio (2012-2018)
Exhibit 25: Internet Users % of Total Population, Mobile Penetration Rate and Broadband Penetration Rate, 2018
Exhibit 26: Number of Patents Granted Per Million Population, 2018
Exhibit 27: High-technology Exports (% of manufactured exports) (2018)
Exhibit 28: Doing Business in Singapore 2020
Exhibit 29: Corruption Perception Index (Rankings) 2018
Exhibit 30: CO2 Emissions (2012-2017)

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