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March exports surge 17.6% but economists see more gloom ahead

Enterprise Singapore, which released the data, says March performance due to low base a year ago from US-China trade war

Electronic and non-electronic exports increased in March, with the latter up 20.5 per cent. Non-monetary gold exports shot up by 242.5 per cent, while specialised machinery and pharmaceuticals were up 54.2 per cent and 48.6 per cent respectively.


SINGAPORE'S exports grew by a surprising 17.6 per cent in March, defying the odds of a coronavirus-led slowdown, but economists believe this good showing is unlikely to continue into April and beyond.

The jump in March's non-oil domestic exports (NODX) has dramatically...

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