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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
2019/20 Summary ReportInfographics (Click here to view the National Business Survey 2019/20 video.)

Past Surveys
2018/19 Summary ReportInfographics. The detailed report can be purchased here. (Click here to view the National Business Survey 2018/19 video.)
2017/18 Summary Report & Infographics. The detailed report can be purchased here.
2016/17 Summary Report & Infographics. The detailed report can be purchased here.




SBF-Experian SME Index Quarterly Survey

The SBF-Experian 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-Experian SME Index is a joint initiative by Experian and SBF.

Latest Survey

2019: Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4      

Past Surveys

2018: Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2017 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
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

2019 Report & Infographics.

Past Surveys



SBF’s Future Economy Conference and Exhibition 2018 Poll Report

SBF conducted an electronic poll during the SBF’s Future Economy Conference and Exhibition 2018 to capture the views of the attendees on the challenges and assistance required for transformation. The report of the poll results is available here.

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

Business Enquiries/Feedback on Trade & Investment Issues

SBF is intensifying its efforts to provide the necessary support to Singapore-based companies to grow their business into overseas markets. Part of this initiative is to gather business feedback on cross-border trade and investment challenges that they are facing, with a view to promote their interests at various platforms both domestically and internationally.

If your company has encountered/or is currently encountering any issues and challenges when conducting cross-border trade and/or investing into foreign markets, especially with the increasing trade tensions among countries, we encourage you to contact our FTAs & International Relations Department via the feedback form below. All information will be kept strictly private and confidential.

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SBF Center, Singapore 068914
+65 6827 6828

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