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Wholesale trade index Q4 2006

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Feb '07
Domestic Wholesale Trade Index:

Change over corresponding quarter of previous year:
The overall domestic wholesale trade declined by 4.0% in 4Q2006 over 4Q2005.

Domestic sales of furniture decreased substantially by 19.1%. Sales of chemical & chemical products contracted by 8.0% - 11.9 in 4Q2006.

Conversely, sectors of industrial registered strong growths of 10.8% - 18.2% in 4Q2006. At constant prices, the overall index in 4Q2006 increased by 0.8% over 4Q2005.

Changes over previous quarter:
Compared to 3Q2006, the overall domestic wholesale trade in 4Q2006 was down by 6.9%. General wholesale trade reported the largest sales decrease of 16.6%, followed by the household furniture (13.2%).

Conversely, sectors of industrial registered growths of 17.0% and 12.3% respectively.

Foreign Wholesale Trade Index:

Change over corresponding quarter of previous year:
The overall foreign wholesale trade for 4Q2006 decreased by 2.6% over 4Q2005, down from the 7.4% growth registered in the previous quarter.

Similar the domestic wholesale trade, foreign wholesale sales of household furniture dropped by 13.4%. Other wholesale sectors that registered double digit declines in foreign trade receipts were ship chemical & chemical products.

At constant prices, the overall foreign wholesale trade went down slightly by 0.9% in 4Q2006 over a year ago.

Changes over previous quarter:
On a quarter-over-quarter basis, overall foreign wholesale trade contracted by 7.9% in 4Q2006 after two quarters of positive growths.

Singapore Department of Statistics, Singapore


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