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Singapore's Declining COE Prices: January 2024 Insights & Buyer's Guide - Is it the Perfect Time to Buy or Sell a Car?

The Certificate of Entitlement (COE) results for the first bidding of January 2024 have been released, shedding light on the current state of the automotive market in Singapore. The COE, a vital aspect of vehicle ownership in the country, determines the right to vehicle ownership and is auctioned off in categories A, B, C, and E.

Let's break down the latest COE results:

  • January 2024 1st Bidding

  • Category A: $65,010

  • Category B: $85,010

  • Category C: $67,599

  • Category E: $106,388

  • December 2023 2nd Bidding

  • Category A: $85,000

  • Category B: $110,001

  • Category C: $69,423

  • Category E: $118,388

Comparing the Data

A glance at the recent COE results indicates a noticeable decline across all categories from December 2023 to January 2024. Category A experienced a substantial drop from $85,000 to $65,010, while Category B similarly decreased from $110,001 to $85,010. Categories C and E witnessed smaller declines in their COE prices.

Analyzing the Trend

Since November 2023, there has been a consistent downward trend in COE prices. This pattern suggests a possible softening of the automotive market, potentially influenced by various economic factors or shifts in demand and supply dynamics. The decrease in COE prices over consecutive bidding exercises indicates a possible decrease in demand for vehicle ownership during this period.

Is it the Right Time to Buy or Sell a Car?

For prospective car buyers, the declining COE prices might signal a favorable time to make a purchase. Lower COE prices translate to reduced costs, potentially making vehicle ownership more affordable. However, it's essential to consider other factors like ongoing maintenance costs, fuel prices, and future COE trends before making a decision.

On the flip side, for individuals contemplating selling their cars, the diminishing COE values might mean reduced resale values. Waiting for a potential market upswing could yield better returns, but timing the market perfectly is notoriously challenging.


The January 2024 first bidding results demonstrate a continued decline in COE prices, aligning with the trend observed since November 2023. This trend could influence buyers looking for more affordable ownership options while posing challenges for those aiming to secure higher resale values for their vehicles.

However, market fluctuations are complex and affected by multifaceted factors. It's crucial for both buyers and sellers to weigh their options carefully, considering not only the current COE prices but also their individual financial situations and the broader economic landscape.

Ultimately, while the decreasing COE prices may seem advantageous for buyers, a comprehensive assessment of personal circumstances and long-term cost projections remains imperative before making any significant automotive decisions. Check out for more updated car tips and informations on our social media:

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