Singapore exports dipped 1.2% in September

Containers at PSA in a photograph taken on Aug 27, 2012. Singapore's non-oil domestic exports (Nodx) dipped 1.2 per cent in Sept, dragged down by electronic exports which outweighed the expansion in non-electronic shipments. -- ST FILE PHOTO: KEVIN L
Containers at PSA in a photograph taken on Aug 27, 2012. Singapore's non-oil domestic exports (Nodx) dipped 1.2 per cent in Sept, dragged down by electronic exports which outweighed the expansion in non-electronic shipments. -- ST FILE PHOTO: KEVIN LIM

Singapore's non-oil domestic exports (Nodx) dipped 1.2 per cent in September, dragged down by electronic exports which outweighed the expansion in non-electronic shipments.

Trade agency International Enterprise (IE) Singapore said on Thursday that electronic exports fell 5.5 per cent compared with September last year, largely due to shrinking sales of disk media products, parts of PCs and telecommunications equipment.

But non-electronic Nodx grew by 0.9 per cent in September following a 5.6 per cent slump in the previous month, led by petrochemicals, printed matter and food preparations.

On a year-on-year basis, Nodx to all of the top-10 markets except China, the United States, Hong Kong and Thailand fell in September.