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                
Companies*  390,715 391,557  393,302  394,876                
Limited Liability Partnerships 17,436 17,469  17,479  17,223                
Limited Partnerships  552 558  568  579                
Public Accounting Firms 437 438 435  434                 
Variable Capital Companies 494 511  522  554                
Total Live count 556,261 557,148  558,752  559,739                
* Local and foreign companies

Data as of 1 May 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                
Companies* 3,684 3,294  4,081  4,044                
Limited Liability Partnerships 114 124  104 110                 
Limited Partnerships 14 9 16  14                 
Public Accounting Firms 1 1  0                
Variable Capital Companies 24  17  12  32                
 Total Formation 5,089 4,717  5,651  5,455                
* 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                
Construction 251 281 315   268                
Wholesale Trade 691 578  717  723                
Retail Trade 462 391  504 376                 
Transportation & Storage 196 205  238  220                
 Accommodation 3 4  2                
Food & Beverage Services 272 234  310 301                 
Information & Communications 760 729 858   729                
Finance & Insurance  704 622 720  818                
 Real Estate 49  44  78  74                
Professional Services  839 764  891  887                
Administrative & Support Services 174  159  177  192                
Education, Health & Social Services  223 209  236 215                 
Arts, Entertainment, Recreation & Other Services 255  268 344   424                
Others  22 22  32 23                 
Total  5,089  4,717 5,651  5,455                 

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                 
Companies* 2,444 2,452  2,336  2,470                
Limited Liability Partnerships 103 91  94  366                
Limited Partnerships 5 3  6  3                
Public Accounting Firms 0 0  3  1                
Variable Capital Companies 0 0  1                
Total Cessation 3,918 3,830  4,047  4,468                

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                
Construction 178 192   184  197                
Wholesale Trade 692 685  753  765                
Retail Trade 424 421  487  547                
Transportation & Storage 230 224 261  280                 
 Accommodation 8 7  4  4                
Food & Beverage Services 216 208  216 245                 
Information & Communications  596 373 382  424                
Finance & Insurance  247 275 270  305                
Real Estate  38 40  48  47                
Professional Sevices 546 601  650  685                
Administrative & Support Services  168 201 172   229                
Education, Health and Social Services 176  210  199 233                 
Arts, Entertainment, Recreation & Other Services  224 215   230 262                 
Others 25  24  27 24                 
Total  3,918 3,830 4,047   4,468                
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