The Straits Times
Published on Dec 17, 2012

Singapore's non-oil domestic exports shrank 2.5% last month


SINGAPORE'S non-oil domestic exports (NODX) declined by 2.5 per cent last month, reversing from a 7.9 per cent increase in the previous month.

Electronic NODX contracted by 16.5 per cent, after the 0.8 per cent decline in the previous month, figures today from International Enterprise Singapore showed.

The decrease in electronic domestic exports was largely due to integrated circuits (ICs) (-21.5 per cent), parts of PCs (-20.8 per cent) and parts of ICs (-22.4 per cent).

Non-electronic NODX expanded by 6.3 per cent, following the 12.6 per cent increase in the previous month.