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In the second Certificate of Entitlement bidding round for September, COE premiums rose across all private car categories.

22 Sep 2021 | Local News : Singapore


CAT Premium Change Quota No. of bids
A $48,000 ▲ $1,000  803 1,040
B $68,310 ▲ $5,710  772 1,189
C $39,000 ▼ $1,001  120 203
E $70,002 ▲ $5,302  198 400

In the second round of bidding for September, Certificate of Entitlement (COE) prices rose across all private car categories. 

The sustainted promotions offered by local dealers, as well as the launch of popular models like the Kia Cerato and the Honda Civic may have driven up local demand this month.

Get data on past COE bidding exercises at our COE bidding results page.


Cat A COE - A 2.1% climb this session

Premiums for Cat A, for cars up to 1,600cc in engine capacity and with an output of no more than 130bhp, increased by $1,000 (2.1%) and ended at $48,000 this bidding round.

This third consecutive climb sees premiums for the category now standing at 11.5% above the 12-month trailing average.

The number of unsuccessful bids this round exceeded the available quota by 30%. This figure has averaged 40% for Cat A in the last 12 months.


Cat B COE - Still climbing to new highs

Premiums for Cat B, for larger cars with more than 130bhp or engine displacements larger than 1,600cc, continued to climb this bidding round despite reaching to new highs in last sessions. Premiums for Cat B rose by $5,710 (9.1%) to reach $68,310.

This lastest climb has brought premiums for the category up to 34% above the 12-month trailing average.

The total number of unsuccessful bids this round exceeded the quota available by 54%, higher than the 12-month average of 41%.


Cat C COE - A $1,001 drop

Premiums for Cat C, for goods vehicles and buses, fell by $1,001 (2.5%), closing at $39,000.

The number of unsuccessful bids this round exceeded the available quota by 69%, lower than the 12-month trailing average of 81%.


Cat E COE - Breaking the $70,000 ceiling

In Cat E, the open category, premiums rose by $5,302 (8.2%), closing at $70,002.

The premium for this bidding round now stands at 33.8% above the 12-month trailing average. Premiums for the category have not been this high since June of 2015.

The number of unsuccessful bids this round exceeded the available quota by 102%. The 12-month trailing average for this figure is 60%.


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 $46,704 (September)
B $58,124 (September)
C $39,171 (September)


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