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              
Companies*  375,996  376,866  378,636  380,386 381,007               
Limited Liability Partnerships 17,898  17,960  17,971 17,945  17,854               
Limited Partnerships  485  483  496  505  509              
Public Accounting Firms 445  445  449  446  443            
 
Total Live count  539,632  540,706  542,792  544,678 544,957               
* Local and foreign companies

Data as of 1 June 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              
Companies* 4,019  3,078  4,368  4,052  3,491              
Limited Liability Partnerships 162  147  173  170  156              
Limited Partnerships 11  5  14  13  10              
Public Accounting Firms 1  1  5  1  0              
 Total Formation 5,939  4,577  6,373 5,811  5,064               
* 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  237  190              
Construction 291  214  297  264  228              
Wholesale Trade 777 599   806  712  634              
Retail Trade 807  595  834  706 701               
Transportation & Storage 261  204  262  266  230              
 Accommodation 4  2  4  4  9              
Food & Beverage Service Activities 424  298  444  400 296               
Information & Communications 563  469 725  658   601              
Financial & Insurance Activities 614  506  703  660  608              
Real Estate Activities 69 40   73  69  40              
Professional, Scientific & Technical Activities 946  768  956  908 828               
Administrative & Support Service Activities 192  147  199 206   130              
Education, Health & Social Services 341  272  330  322  267              
Arts, Entertainment, Recreation & Other Services Activities 344  255  434  363  269              
 Others 38  25  41  36  33              
 Total 5,939  4,577  6,373  5,811 5,064               

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              
Companies* 2,061  2,208  2,598  2,302  2,870              
Limited Liability Partnerships 148  85  162  196  247              
Limited Partnerships 5  7  1  4  6              
Public Accounting Firms 5  1  1  4  3              
Total Cessation 3,610 3,503  4,287  3,925  4,785              

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  162 175              
Construction 173  157  191  183 228               
Wholesale Trade 605  631  727  668 869               
Retail Trade 362  366  465  397  493              
Transportation & Storage 275  231  250  263  327              
 Accommodation 5  9  12  8  8              
Food & Beverage Service Activities 168  168  213  169  226              
Information & Communications 364  421  526  414 617               
Financial & Insurance Activities 226  285  317  287  352              
Real Estate Activities 56  40  47  59  45              
Professional, Scientific & Technical Activities 589  514  650  627 696               
Administrative & Support Service Activities 185  179  195  219  219              
Education, Health & Social Services 189  169 238   221  226              
Arts, Entertainment, Recreation & Other Services Activities 218   184  244  226  276              
 Others  24  24  27  22  28              
 Total  3,610 3,503   4,287  3,925  4,785              
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