SINGAPORE, July 17 (Xinhua) -- The non-oil domestic exports ( NODX) of Singapore in June expanded by 6.8 percent year on year, which is faster than the growth of 3.2 percent in May, official statistics released on Tuesday showed.
The International Enterprise (IE) Singapore, the trade promotion agency, said the acceleration in export growth was largely due to the non-electronic exports expanding by 9.4 percent in June, up from the increase of 2.8 percent in the previous month.
The expansion was led by higher exports of printed matter, specialized machinery and pharmaceuticals.
Electronic exports rose by 1.6 percent in June, which is lower than the growth rate of 3.9 percent in May.
The increase in electronic domestic exports was largely due to higher exports of personal computers, disk drives and integrated chips.
On a seasonally-adjusted basis, the level of NODX reached 16 billion Singapore dollars (1.28 billion U.S. dollars) in June.
Total trade in June grew by 2.8 percent year on year to 83 billion Singapore dollars.