SBF Surveys

National Business Survey

The National Business Survey is one of the key surveys conducted by SBF. It is typically administered near the end of each calendar year, and seeks to identify the needs, concerns and future plans of SBF members.

The survey covers the following areas:

  • Sentiments on Singapore and the global economy
  • Concerns and issues faced by members locally and abroad
  • Insights into members’ business strategies
  • Feedback on the Singapore Budget measures 
  • Feedback on economic restructuring
  • Areas of assistance required by members and the business community

The results of the survey are shared with the Singapore Government as input for the Singapore Budget. With the results of the survey, SBF is also better able to understand the needs of the Singapore business community to address them effectively. 

Latest Survey
2017/18 - Infographics
2017/18 - Summary Report

Past Surveys
2016/17 Summary Report & Infographics




SBF-DP SME Index Quarterly Survey

The SBF-DP SME Index is a six-month forward-looking Index which measures the sentiments of SMEs in the areas of turnover, profitability and capacity utilisation. This index is based on some 3,000 interviews with SME owners and managers, and the financial performance of SMEs over the five industry sectors: Business Services, Commerce/Trading, Construction/Engineering, Manufacturing, and Transport/Storage. Launched in 2009, the SBF-DP SME Index is a joint initiative by DP Information Group (DP Info) and SBF.

Latest Survey

2017: Q1 Q2         

Past Surveys

2016: Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2015:   Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2014: Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4

Post-Budget Survey

SBF conducts a post-budget survey immediately after the Singapore Budget measures are announced every year to obtain feedback. We do this as part of our ongoing role as the bridge between businesses and the Government to create and enhance a conducive business environment.

The survey covers the following areas:

  • Business sentiments 
  • Views on the usefulness of the Budget measures
  • Feedback on what more could have been done
  • Further areas of assistance required by businesses

The results of the survey are shared with the Government.

Latest Survey


Past Surveys


For queries and more information on these surveys, please email .

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