SINGAPORE, April 26 (Reuters) - Singapore’s industrial production in March fell from a year earlier as expected due to a plunge in electronics output, data showed on Friday.
Manufacturing output in March contracted 4.8 percent on year, data from the Singapore Economic Development Board showed, in line with a Reuters poll of 10 economists.
Electronics output declined 15.3 percent, after a 2.8 percent expansion in February.
On a month-on-month and seasonally adjusted basis, industrial production fell more than expected at 2.6 percent in March. The median forecast was for a contraction of 1.8 percent.
In February, manufacturing output grew a revised 2.6 percent from the year-earlier period and fell a revised 3.8 percent on a monthly and seasonally adjusted basis. (Reporting by Fathin Ungku; Editing by Subhranshu Sahu)