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                  
Companies*  375,996  376,866  378,636                  
Limited Liability Partnerships 17,898  17,960  17,971                  
Limited Partnerships  485  483  496                  
Public Accounting Firms 445  445  449                
 
Total Live count  539,632  540,706  542,792                  
* Local and foreign companies

Data as of 1 April 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                  
Companies* 4,019  3,078  4,368                  
Limited Liability Partnerships 162  147  173                  
Limited Partnerships 11  5  14                  
Public Accounting Firms 1  1  5                  
 Total Formation 5,939  4,577  6,373                  
* Local and foreign companies

Formation of business entities by sector (2021)

 Entity type Jan Feb   Mar  Apr  May Jun  July  Aug Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec 
Manufacturing 268  183  265                  
Construction 291  214  297                  
Wholesale Trade 777 599   806                  
Retail Trade 807  595  834                  
Transportation & Storage 261  204  262                  
 Accommodation 4  2  4                  
Food & Beverage Service Activities 424  298  444                  
Information & Communications 563  469 725                   
Financial & Insurance Activities 614  506  703                  
Real Estate Activities 69 40   73                  
Professional, Scientific & Technical Activities 946  768  956                  
Administrative & Support Service Activities 192  147  199                  
Education, Health & Social Services 341  272  330                  
Arts, Entertainment, Recreation & Other Services Activities 344  255  434                  
 Others 38  25  41                  
 Total 5,939  4,577  6,373                  

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                  
Companies* 2,061  2,208  2,598                  
Limited Liability Partnerships 148  85  162                  
Limited Partnerships 5  7  1                  
Public Accounting Firms 5  1  1                  
Total Cessation 3,610 3,503  4,287                  

Cessation of business entities by sector (2021)

 Entity type Jan Feb   Mar  Apr  May Jun  July  Aug Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec 
Manufacturing 171  125  185                  
Construction 173  157  191                  
Wholesale Trade 605  631  727                  
Retail Trade 362  366  465                  
Transportation & Storage 275  231  250                  
 Accommodation 5  9  12                  
Food & Beverage Service Activities 168  168  213                  
Information & Communications 364  421  526                  
Financial & Insurance Activities 226  285  317                  
Real Estate Activities 56  40  47                  
Professional, Scientific & Technical Activities 589  514  650                  
Administrative & Support Service Activities 185  179  195                  
Education, Health & Social Services 189  169 238                   
Arts, Entertainment, Recreation & Other Services Activities 218   184  244                  
 Others  24  24  27                  
 Total  3,610 3,503   4,287                  
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