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Singapore Economy in Q2 (2023): The Comeback Kid of Southeast Asia

S'pore Economy in Q2: The Comeback Kid of Southeast Asia
Image via MTI

Can you feel that? That’s the vibe of a growing economy, folks!

MTI reports that our fair island’s GDP swung upwards by 0.7 per cent on a year-on-year basis in 2023’s Q2, a slight quickening from 0.4 per cent in Q1.

From Shaky Ground to Solid Growth

Remember our economy’s pretty awkward stumble early in the year, with a 0.4 per cent contraction in Q1?

Well, forget that.

We’ve dusted ourselves off and are pacing forward once more, with a sturdy 0.3 per cent expansion in Q2.

The lion’s not just roaring; it’s bounding forward, my friends.

And the Winner Is…

While everyone’s done their fair share of heavy lifting, it’s clear some sectors have been pumping more iron than others.

In our little economic tug-of-war, the rope’s been yanked hardest by the construction sector – flexing its might with 6.6% growth.

And let’s not forget services sector, a huffing and puffing workhorse that’s snatched a respectable 6.1% increase.

Not All Roses and Rainbows

Not everyone braved the storm with the same gusto. There’s no sunshine without a little rain, right?

Our manufacturing sector, unfortunately, slid down a slippery slope, with a less-than-rosy 7.5% contraction in Q2 of 2023.

But remember, a stumble is just a chance to pick yourself up and charge on.

Practical Takeaways

  • If you’ve got capital to invest, construction and services sectors seem to be where the party’s at currently.
  • However, do remember, the manufacturing sector might be down, but it’s far from out.
  • Keep an eye on this space for opportunity doesn’t always knock on the most obvious doors.

As always, the only constant in life is change.

Keep yourself updated with economic indicators, because opportunities, like the tides, ebb and flow.

In conclusion, we’ve faced fairer winds and made good headway in Q2 of 2023.

It’s not been a cruise, but then again, when is it ever?

It’s the choppy seas that makes the sailor, after all. So, ladies and gentlemen, buckle up!

Now, with our sails catching the breeze, where do you think Singapore’s economic ship is headed next?

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Written by Patrick Tan

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