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COE prices lower across all 5 categories in latest bidding exercise

SINGAPORE - Certificate of entitlement (COE) prices across all five categories fell at the close of the latest bidding exercise on Wednesday (Sept 5).

Certificate of entitlement prices fell at the close of the latest bidding exercise on Sept 5, 2018.PHOTO: AFP

For smaller cars up to 1,600cc and 130bhp, COE premiums finished at $30,209, down about 5.6 per cent from $31,997.

Mr Nicholas Wong, general manager of Honda agent Kah Motor, said the drop in this category was due to the ongoing Hungry Ghost Festival.

He said: "This month is traditionally a low buying period. Furthermore, the backlog of these vehicles has been clearing.

"Together with weaker demand this round, this has caused the overall number of bids to come down. This will thus cause the premium prices to drop."

For larger cars above 1,600cc or 130bhp, these prices fell to $32,001 from the previous bidding exercise's premium of $32,429.

In the open category, which is for any vehicle type except motorcycles, but is mostly used for bigger cars, COE premiums fell about 1.6 per cent, from $32,311 to $31,801.

The premium for the motorcycle category fell too.

Compared to the previous bidding exercise's price of $4,889, COE premiums for this category this time closed at $4,390 - down by around 10.2 per cent.

Goods vehicles and buses also saw COE prices go down by 9.7 per cent from $29,902 to $27,001.

Source: Straits Times

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