SINGAPORE May 17 Singapore's non-oil domestic
exports (NODX) unexpectedly fell in April after five consecutive
months of growth, due to a sharp decline in the pharmaceutical
Exports dropped 0.7 percent from a year earlier, data from
trade agency International Enterprise Singapore (IE Singapore)
showed on Wednesday. They also fell on a seasonally adjusted
month-on-month basis, with April's exports 9.0 percent down from
Pharmaceutical exports fell 39.9 percent on a year-on-year
basis in April, after growing 17.7 percent in March.
A Reuters poll had forecast April exports would expand 12.4
percent from a year earlier and shrink 4.1 percent from March.
For detailed exports data, see IE Singapore's website at www.iesingapore.gov.sg.
(Reporting by Fathin Ungku; Editing by Simon Cameron-Moore)