ASK! about Singapore
Singapore Public Sector and Country Statistics
Information about Singapore statistics can be found at Singstat’s Guide to Singapore Official Statistics.
Most of the time, you would be able to locate statistics/reports at the relevant official website, eg for tourism statistics like number of visitors, number of hotel rooms etc visit the Singapore Tourism Board website. Most organisations both public and private also provide online versions of their annual reports at their official websites. However, the information available on websites is usually relatively current, for older statistics, you would probably need to refer to print materials at the libraries.
Another way to search for statistics is to use the news database, Factiva, as news articles often mention statistics. Click here for information on using Factiva.
For info on companies, click here.
If you are looking for market statistics or market surveys, eg market for pet food and pet care products in Singapore, one of the eResources you can access is the Global Market Information Database [Euromonitor]. This database is only accessible from the libraries. Alternatively, you could search for print copies of market surveys using our catalogue. Try the keywords “xxx market surveys Singapore”, where “xxx” is the product/service you are interested in.
If you are unable to locate the information you are looking for, you could also contact the relevant organisation. Usually there would be a hotline or an email for enquiries listed on their official website. For information/statistics that are not published online, or in books/journals/reports or in the newspapers, most organisations would require you to write in with a statement describing why you require the statistics/information and how it will be used.
Still unable to locate the information you need? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 6332 3255.
All websites last accessed 14th November, 2006.
Answered by Jillian Lim, Librarian, Public Library Services
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