As the national business registry of Singapore, ACRA maintains the register of business entities. The following statistics on business entities registered with ACRA will be updated on a monthly basis.

2021 Statistical Highlights - Monthly business entity count

 Entity type Jan Feb   Mar  Apr  May Jun  July  Aug Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec 
Businesses (Partnerships & Sole Proprietorships) 144,808  144,952  145,240  145,396  145,144 145,226  145,251   145,299        
Companies*  375,996  376,866  378,636  380,386 381,007   382,626 383,495   384,557        
Limited Liability Partnerships 17,898  17,960  17,971 17,945  17,854  17,538   17,428  17,362        
Limited Partnerships  485  483  496  505  509  519  529  536        
Public Accounting Firms 445  445  449  446  443  445  446 444      
 
Variable Capital Companies 198 213 240 273 300 331   359  377        
Total Live count  539,830  540,919  543,032  544,951 545,257   546,685  547,508  548,575        
* Local and foreign companies

Data as of 1 September 2021

Formation of business entities (2021)

 Entity type Jan Feb   Mar  Apr  May Jun  July  Aug Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec 
Businesses (Partnerships & Sole Proprietorships) 1,746 1,346   1,813  1,575  1,407 1,534  1,496  1,462        
Companies* 4,019  3,078  4,368  4,052  3,491 3,741 3,882   3,737        
Limited Liability Partnerships 162  147  173  170  156  146  161  151        
Limited Partnerships 11  5  14  13  10  15 18   13        
Public Accounting Firms 1  1  5  1  0  3  2        
Variable Capital Companies  13 15  27  33  27  31   28  18        
 Total Formation 5,952 4,592  6,400  5,844  5,091  5,470   5,587  5,381        
* Local and foreign companies

Formation of business entities by sector (2021)

 Sector type Jan Feb   Mar  Apr  May Jun  July  Aug Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec 
Manufacturing 268  183  265  237  190 237   248  217        
Construction 291  214  297  264  228 238  256  249        
Wholesale Trade 777 599   806  712  634 683   722  675        
Retail Trade 807  595  834  706 701  740  725  794        
Transportation & Storage 261  204  262  266  230 262   247  255        
 Accommodation 4  2  4  4  9  5        
Food & Beverage Services 424  298  444  400 296  293 306  288         
Information & Communications 563  469 725  658   601 683   619  587        
Finance & Insurance 627  521  730  693  635 698  759  708        
Real Estate 69 40   73  69  40 65  57  52        
Professional Services 946  768  956  908 828  824   807 808         
Administrative & Support Services 192  147  199 206   130 157 193   153        
Education, Health & Social Services 341  272  330  322  267 261   262  266        
Arts, Entertainment, Recreation & Other Services 344  255  434  363  269 301   341 293         
 Others 38  25  41  36  33 23  40  29        
 Total 5,952  4,592  6,400  5,844 5,091  5,470  5,587 5,381         

Cessation of business entities (2021)

* Local and foreign companies
 Entity type Jan Feb   Mar  Apr  May Jun  July  Aug Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec 
Businesses (Partnerships & Sole Proprietorships) 1,391  1,202  1,525  1,419  1,659 1,452   1,471  1,414        
Companies* 2,061  2,208  2,598  2,302  2,870  2,122  3,013  2,675        
Limited Liability Partnerships 148  85  162  196  247 462   271  217        
Limited Partnerships 5  7  1  4  6  8  6        
Public Accounting Firms 5  1  1  4  3 1  1  2        
Variable Capital Companies  0 0  0        
Total Cessation 3,610 3,503  4,287  3,925  4,785  4,042  4,764  4,314        

Cessation of business entities by sector (2021)

 Sector type Jan Feb   Mar  Apr  May Jun  July  Aug Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec 
Manufacturing 171  125  185  162 175 150  181  182        
Construction 173  157  191  183 228  182   210 214         
Wholesale Trade 605  631  727  668 869  692  886  761        
Retail Trade 362  366  465  397  493 464   532  472        
Transportation & Storage 275  231  250  263  327 277 304   283        
 Accommodation 5  9  12  8  8 2  6  6        
Food & Beverage Services 168  168  213  169  226 242   227  231        
Information & Communications 364  421  526  414 617  392   565  446        
Finance & Insurance 226  285  317  287  352 283   330  323        
Real Estate 56  40  47  59  45 33  56  53        
Professional Services 589  514  650  627 696  607  712  682        
Administrative & Support Services 185  179  195  219  219 222  218   211        
Education, Health & Social Services 189  169 238   221  226 247   229  205        
Arts, Entertainment, Recreation & Other Services 218   184  244  226  276 222  277 218         
 Others  24  24  27  22  28  27  31  27        
 Total  3,610 3,503   4,287  3,925  4,785  4,042  4,764  4,314        
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