Singapore - Government Budget Balance

Singapore: Government Budget Balance

Unit Mil. SGD, SAAR
Adjustments Seasonally Adjusted at Annual Rate
Quarterly 298.57 %
Data 2020 Q4 17,428
2020 Q3 -8,777

Series Information

Source Singapore Department of Statistics (DOS)
Release Government Accounts - Quarterly
Frequency Quarterly
Start Date 9/30/1969
End Date 12/31/2020

Singapore: Government

Reference Last Previous Units Frequency
Government Revenues Mar 2021 5,739 9,151 Mil. SGD, NSA Monthly
Government Budget Balance 2020 Q4 17,428 -8,777 Mil. SGD, SAAR Quarterly
Government Expenditures 2020 Q4 17,346 16,048 Mil. SGD, NSA Quarterly
Outstanding Public Debt 2020 Q4 704,721 690,148 Mil. SGD EOP, NSA Quarterly
Outstanding Public Debt - Domestic 2020 Q4 704,721 690,148 Mil. SGD EOP, NSA Quarterly
Outstanding Public Debt - Foreign 2020 Q4 0 0 Mil. SGD EOP, NSA Quarterly

Release Information

For Singapore, general government operating finances by caetgory: monthly revenue (tax, fees, etc.) and quarterly expenditures (administration, health, security, etc.).

  • Framework: IMF GFSM 2014
  • Measurement: Millions of Singapore dollars (Mil. SGD)
  • Adjustment: Not seasonally adjusted (NSA)
  • Native frequency: Monthly
  • Start date: As early as 1969m7

The data for central government are based on accounting records maintained by the Accountant-General’s Department of the Ministry of Finance. The data for statutory boards are based on annual financial statements prepared by the respective units.

Government operating expenditure refers to expenditure on manpower, other operating expenditure (excluding expenses on investment and agency fees on land sales) and operating grants.

"Info-communications and media development" was re-classified from Info-Communications Technology to include expenditure related to Media Development Programme from April 2007 onwards.

Figures may not add up due to rounding.

Moody's Analytics supplements

We seasonally adjust general government monthly revenue and quarterly expenditure using the U.S. Census Bureau's X-13 ARIMA program, in annualized terms (SAAR).

The data are audited, and are final at the time of release.

Further reading

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