14 July 2021. Based on advance estimates, the Singapore economy grew by 14.3 per cent on a year-on-year basis in the second quarter of 2021, extending the 1.3 per cent growth in the previous quarter. The strong growth was largely due to the low base in the second quarter of 2020 when GDP fell by 13.3 per cent due to the Circuit Breaker (CB) measures implemented from 7 April to 1 June 2020. In absolute terms, GDP in the second quarter of 2021 remained 0.9 per cent below its pre-pandemic level in the second quarter of 2019.
On a quarter-on-quarter seasonally-adjusted basis, the Singapore economy contracted by 2.0 per cent in the second quarter of 2021, a reversal from the 3.1 per cent growth in the preceding quarter.
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MINISTRY OF TRADE AND INDUSTRY
14 July 2021