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.

2020 Statistical Highlights - Monthly business entity count

 Entity type Jan Feb   Mar  Apr  May Jun  July  Aug Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec 
Businesses (Partnerships & Sole Proprietorships) 143,207 142,833 142,481  142,272  142,064  142,569  142,954          
Companies*  357,051  358,243  359,704  359,852  360,113  361,315  362,910          
Limited Liability Partnerships  17,260  17,292  17,355  17,408  17,442  17,516  17,630          
Limited Partnerships  421  416  420  424  434  436  451          
Public Accounting Firms  456  455  455  456  457  456  452        
 
* Local and foreign companies

Data as of 1 August 2020
 

Formation of business entities (2020)

 Entity type Jan Feb   Mar  Apr  May Jun  July  Aug Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec 
Businesses (Partnerships & Sole Proprietorships) 1,206  1,220  1,419  1,283   1,356  1,946  1,889          
Companies*  3,732  3,156  3,405 2,349   2,298  3,417  3,974          
Limited Liability Partnerships  137 134  136  130  136   188  220          
Limited Partnerships  7  13  11  17          
Public Accounting Firms  0  1  0  1  1  0        
 
* Local and foreign companies

Formation of business entities by sector (2020)

 Entity type Jan Feb   Mar  Apr  May Jun  July  Aug Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec 
Manufacturing 167  131  205 130   156  241  247          
Construction  205  209  226  102  91  148  214          
Wholesale Trade  899  741  852 693   692  1,043  1,232          
Retail Trade  476  399  480  543  668  995  965          
Transportation & Storage  240  215 212  232 169   268  286        
 
 Accommodation  5  6  6  5  2  2  3          
Food & Beverage Service Activities  196  204  216  138  135 237   315          
Information & Communications  543  486  485 444   420  611  594          
Financial & Insurance Activities  530  481  531  365  349  442  529          
Real Estate Activities  53  47  51 21   30  44  53          
Professional, Scientific & Technical Activities  958  862  876  632  596  788  837          
Administrative & Support Service Activities 248   236  250  112  102  198  189          
Education, Health & Social Services  283  235  267  177 187   235  287          
Arts, Entertainment, Recreation & Other Services Activities  251  235  268  153  169 273   325          

Cessation of business entities (2020)

* Local and foreign companies
 Entity type Jan Feb   Mar  Apr  May Jun  July  Aug Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec 
Businesses (Partnerships & Sole Proprietorships) 1,787  1,594  1,771  1,492   1,564  1,441  1,505          
Companies*  1,966 1,964 1,944 2,201  2,037  2,215  2,379          
Limited Liability Partnerships  86  102  73  77  102  114  106          
Limited Partnerships  5  9  5  3  9  2          
Public Accounting Firms  1  2  0  0  0  2  4        
 

Cessation of business entities by sector (2020)

 Entity type Jan Feb   Mar  Apr  May Jun  July  Aug Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec 
Manufacturing 150  134 155   154  132  161  115          
Construction  198  166  198  167 169   184  200          
Wholesale Trade  711  676  629  695 614   672  697          
Retail Trade  426  426 397  362  383  380  400          
Transportation & Storage  319  341  314  321  323  275  302        
 Accommodation  5  5  8  7  5  7  6          
Food & Beverage Service Activities  189  180  190  159  149  178  197          
Information & Communications  357  352  376 355   532 460   482          
Financial & Insurance Activities  245  223  264  305 240   243  269          
Real Estate Activities  51  42  46  62  53  48  52          
Professional, Scientific & Technical Activities  564  534  578  583  537  615  628          
Administrative & Support Service Activities  184  181  178  178  170  165 196           
Education, Health & Social Services  181  196  203  216 176  194   201          
Arts, Entertainment, Recreation & Other Services Activities  244  189 241   183  205 175   215          
Note: ACRA conducts periodic reviews to remove sole proprietorships and partnerships that fail to renew their registrations, as well as companies that are dormant, from its public register.

 

Data as of 1 August 2020

2019 Statistical Highlights

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