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.

2022 Statistical Highlights - Monthly business entity count

 Entity type Jan Feb   Mar  Apr  May Jun  July  Aug Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec 
Businesses (Partnerships & Sole Proprietorships) 146,627 146,615  146,446  146,073  145,658  145,303  144,997          
Companies*  390,715 391,557  393,302  394,876 396,206 
 397,952  399,304          
Limited Liability Partnerships 17,436 17,469  17,479  17,223  17,200  17,154 17,116           
Limited Partnerships  552 558  568  579 580  585  594           
Public Accounting Firms 437 438 435  434   435  434  435          
Variable Capital Companies 494 511  522  554  567  590  621          
Total Live count 556,261 557,148  558,752  559,739  560,646  562,018 563,067           
* Local and foreign companies

Data as of 1 Aug 2022

Formation of business entities (2022)

 Entity type Jan Feb   Mar  Apr  May Jun  July  Aug Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec 
Businesses (Partnerships & Sole Proprietorships) 1,252  1,272  1,438  1,255  1,301  1,360  1,400          
Companies* 3,684 3,294  4,081  4,044 3,717   3,865 3,894           
Limited Liability Partnerships 114 124  104 110  107   109  97          
Limited Partnerships 14 9 16  14   13  14          
Public Accounting Firms 1 1  0  0  0          
Variable Capital Companies 24  17  12  32 15   23  32          
 Total Formation 5,089 4,717  5,651  5,455 5,149   5,370  5,437          
* Local and foreign companies

Formation of business entities by sector (2022)

 Sector type Jan Feb   Mar  Apr  May Jun  July  Aug Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec 
Manufacturing 188 207  226  203  198 196   190          
Construction 251 281 315   268  259  306  236          
Wholesale Trade 691 578  717  723  751  754 808           
Retail Trade 462 391  504 376   379  384  472          
Transportation & Storage 196 205  238  220  207  229 218           
 Accommodation 3 4  2  5 7          
Food & Beverage Services 272 234  310 301   260  303  302          
Information & Communications 760 729 858   729 734   763  723          
Finance & Insurance  704 622 720  818 610  698   736          
 Real Estate 49  44  78  74 66   50  51          
Professional Services  839 764  891  887 884   857 900           
Administrative & Support Services 174  159  177  192  190  186 200           
Education, Health & Social Services  223 209  236 215   239  222  229          
Arts, Entertainment, Recreation & Other Services 255  268 344   424  342  383  336          
Others  22 22  32 23   25  32  27          
Total  5,089  4,717 5,651  5,455  5,149  5,370  5,437           

Cessation of business entities (2022)

* Local and foreign companies
 Entity type Jan Feb   Mar  Apr  May Jun  July  Aug Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec 
Businesses (Partnerships & Sole Proprietorships) 1,366 1,284 1,607  1,628   1,716  1,715 1,706           
Companies* 2,444 2,452  2,336  2,470  2,387  2,119  2,542          
Limited Liability Partnerships 103 91  94  366  130  155  135          
Limited Partnerships 5 3  6  3  7  8  5          
Public Accounting Firms 0 0  3  1  0  1  0          
Variable Capital Companies 0 0  1  2  0  1          
Total Cessation 3,918 3,830  4,047  4,468  4,242  3,998 4,389           

Cessation of business entities by sector (2022)

 Sector type Jan Feb   Mar  Apr  May Jun  July  Aug Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec 
Manufacturing 150 154  164  221  171  200  190          
Construction 178 192   184  197  247 165   208          
Wholesale Trade 692 685  753  765  769  720  826          
Retail Trade 424 421  487  547 477   513 469           
Transportation & Storage 230 224 261  280   280 295   286          
 Accommodation 8 7  4  4  8  13          
Food & Beverage Services 216 208  216 245   233  172  213          
Information & Communications  596 373 382  424  415  426 426           
Finance & Insurance  247 275 270  305 282   225 305          
Real Estate  38 40  48  47 49   49  46          
Professional Sevices 546 601  650  685  673  565 687           
Administrative & Support Services  168 201 172   229  203  160 203          
Education, Health and Social Services 176  210  199 233  193   217 214          
Arts, Entertainment, Recreation & Other Services  224 215   230 262   215 264  284          
Others 25  24  27 24   27  23 19          
Total  3,918 3,830 4,047   4,468  4,242  3,998 4,389          
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