ESTIMATING THE VALUE-ADDED FROM SINGAPORE’S EXPORTS TO KEY MARKETS
Singapore has actively pursued a strategy of export diversification in recent years, following the recommendation by the Economic Review Committee (ERC) to diversify exports, reduce volatility and ensure sustained and stable growth (ERC, 2003). As a result, export destinations diversified significantly between 2003 and 2010. For example, the share of domestic exports to the G-3 fell from 37 per cent in 2003 to 26 per cent in 2010, whereas the share of domestic exports to Greater China rose from 20 per cent to 24 per cent in the same period. There were similar trends in re-exports of goods as well as exports of services, with the share of the “traditional” G-3 markets decreasing and that of emerging Asia and the rest of the world rising (Exhibit 1).
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