Singapore exports up 9.1% in February

Singapore's non-oil domestic exports were up 9.1 per cent in February over the same month last year, as an expansion in non-electronics shipments outweighed a decline in electronics exports. -- ST FILE PHOTO: ONG WEE JIN 
Singapore's non-oil domestic exports were up 9.1 per cent in February over the same month last year, as an expansion in non-electronics shipments outweighed a decline in electronics exports. -- ST FILE PHOTO: ONG WEE JIN 

Singapore's non-oil domestic exports (Nodx) were up 9.1 per cent in February over the same month last year, as an expansion in non-electronics shipments outweighed a decline in electronics exports.

This was up from a 3.3 per cent decline in January, trade agency IE Singapore said on Monday.

Electronic Nodx contracted 3.7 per cent after a 17 per cent decline in the previous month. The weakness in electronic domestic exports was largely due to integrated circuit, disk media products and parts of PCs.

Non-electronic exports expanded 15.4 per cent over last February, led by petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals and printed matter.

Non-oil re-exports surged 15.5 per cent in February, on the back of growth in both electronics and non-electronics segments.

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