The city-state’s economy grew 7.2% in 2021, preliminary data showed on Monday, broadly in line with the government’s official projection and rebounding from the record 5.4% contraction in 2020.

The financial and transport hub, often seen as a bellwether of global growth, has staged a rocky recovery as governments around the world shift their coronavirus strategies to living with the pandemic, away from “zero-COVID” policies.

Singapore’s annual gross domestic product growth was the fastest since a 14.5% expansion in 2010, when the economy emerged from the global financial crisis.

The government has previously said it expects GDP to grow 3% to 5% in 2022.

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