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                      
Companies*  375,996                      
Limited Liability Partnerships 17,898                      
Limited Partnerships  485                      
Public Accounting Firms 445                    
 
Total Live count  539,632                      
* Local and foreign companies

Data as of 1 February 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                      
Companies* 4,019                      
Limited Liability Partnerships 162                      
Limited Partnerships 11                      
Public Accounting Firms 1                      
 Total Formation 5,939                      
* 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                      
Construction 291                      
Wholesale Trade 777                      
Retail Trade 807                      
Transportation & Storage 261                      
 Accommodation 4                      
Food & Beverage Service Activities 424                      
Information & Communications 563                      
Financial & Insurance Activities 614                      
Real Estate Activities 69                      
Professional, Scientific & Technical Activities 946                      
Administrative & Support Service Activities 192                      
Education, Health & Social Services 341                      
Arts, Entertainment, Recreation & Other Services Activities 344                      
 Others 38                      
 Total 5,939                      

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                      
Companies* 2,061                      
Limited Liability Partnerships 148                      
Limited Partnerships 5                      
Public Accounting Firms 5                      
Total Cessation 3,610
                   

Cessation of business entities by sector (2021)

 Entity type Jan Feb   Mar  Apr  May Jun  July  Aug Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec 
Manufacturing 171                      
Construction 173                      
Wholesale Trade 605                      
Retail Trade 362                      
Transportation & Storage 275                      
 Accommodation 5                      
Food & Beverage Service Activities 168                      
Information & Communications 364                      
Financial & Insurance Activities 226                      
Real Estate Activities 56                      
Professional, Scientific & Technical Activities 589                      
Administrative & Support Service Activities 185                      
Education, Health & Social Services 189                      
Arts, Entertainment, Recreation & Other Services Activities 218                       
 Others  24                      
 Total  3,610                      
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