The Singapore Budget and Finance Ministers through the years

Newly-minted Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat presented his first Budget on March 24, 2016. He is Singapore's eighth Finance Minister since independence in 1965. Take a look at past ministers and some of the key Budget announcements during their term.

| UPDATED: MARCH 24, 2016
The Singapore Budget through the years
Drag the slider at the bottom of the chart to see information on the respective Finance Ministers, revenue/spending, and key Budget announcements.
Surplus and deficit
As a result of careful budgeting, finance ministers have recorded more surpluses than deficits.
Sources: Past budget speeches, Ministry of Finance, The Straits Times' archives. Note: Numbers for Budget 2016 are estimated.