Manufacturing output from Singapore rose 10.2% in March 2017, compared like-for-like with the same month in 2016.
The new statistics from the Singapore Economic Development Board indicated that – when seasonally adjusted on a month-on-month basis – manufacturing output increased 5.0% in the month.
Precision engineering output was one of the star performers of the month, seeing expansion by 12.8% y-o-y in March 2017. The precision modules and components segment grew 15.7% with higher output of dies, moulds, tools, jigs & fixture, optical instruments and metal precision components. Output of the machinery & systems segment increased 11.2% and on a year-to date basis, while output of the precision engineering cluster rose 19.4% compared to the same period last year.
It wasn’t all positive, however, with output of the general manufacturing industries cluster falling 5.1% in March 2017 on a year-on-year basis.
Torque-Expo comes to Singapore this September (19-20) and will serve as an international networking and sales event for the distribution network for fasteners, fixings, tools, hardware and related industries. Serving the South East Asia market, the show is well located for one and two day visits from senior buyers and executives in the region looking to renew existing contacts and source new products from manufacturers and suppliers in South East Asia and beyond. Find out more at the official Torque-Expo Singapore site.