CAT Premium Change Quota No. of bids
A $41,001 $999 903 1,226
B $46,002 $788 942 1,168
C $40,890 $4,111 259 424
E $47,506 $2,272 304 503

In the second round of bidding for February, Certificate of Entitlement (COE) prices fell across all categories.

Shoppers may have opted to put in more conservative bids this round in leiu of the

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Cat A COE – Premiums slip by $999

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Premiums for Cat A, for cars up to 1,600cc in engine capacity and with an output of no more than 130bhp, decreased by $999 (2.4 per cent) and ended at $41,001 this bidding round.

This second fall in premiums for the category mean the current premiums now stand at 14.3 per cent above the 12-month trailing average.

The number of unsuccessful bids this round exceeded the available quota by only 36 per cent. This figure has averaged 52 per cent for Cat A in the last 12 months.

Cat B COE – Premiums drop $788

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Premiums for Cat B, for larger cars with more than 130bhp or engine displacements larger than 1,600cc, likewise dropped slightly from the new highs reached at the start of the year. This bidding round saw Cat B premiums fall by $788 (1.7 per cent) to end at $46,002.

This slip sees the premium for this bidding round settling into the 82nd percentile of the 12-month trailing average, at 16.7 per cent higher than the average for premiums of the last 12 months.

The total bids received this round sees the number of unsuccessful bids exceeding the quota available by only 24 per cent, far below the 12-month average of 52 per cent.

Cat C COE – Premiums finally ease their five-round long climb

Premiums for Cat C, for goods vehicles and buses, decreased by $4,111 (23.4 per cent) to end at $34,471.

The number of unsuccessful bids this round exceeded the available quota by 64 per cent, in line with the 12-month trailing average of 62 per cent.

Cat E COE – Premiums fall $2,272

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In Cat E, the open category, premiums saw the largest change this bidding round, falling by $2,272 (8.5 per cent), to close at $47,506.

The premium for this bidding round now stands at 18.7 per cent above the 12-month trailing average and is at the 82nd percentile of the premiums of the last 12 months.

The number of unsuccessful bids this round exceeded the available quota by 65 per cent, which is higher than the 12-month trailing average of 53 per cent.

*The 12-month trailing average only takes into consideration the months wherein there was active COE bidding.

Prevailing Quota Premium

The Prevailing Quota Premium is the amount to be paid for COE renewal and is computed from the moving average of the previous three-months of COE prices. Those looking to renew the COE on their cars will thus have to pay the following prices for the respective months.







Category Prevailing Quota Premium
A $39,844 (February)
B $45,586 ( February )
C $34,471 ( February )

This article was first published in sgCarMart.



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