CERTIFICATE of entitlement (COE) premiums were mixed after the first bidding exercise in September, with the commercial vehicle category's relatively sharp rise standing out.
The change in Category A - for cars below 1,600 cc or 130 hp - was also significant; it fell S$1,828 to S$51,506.
On the other hand, Cat B - for cars above 1,600 cc and 130 hp - was slightly higher, rising S$502 to S$57,002.
Cat E - the open category which currently tracks Cat B - was almost unchanged, slipping just S$67 to S$56,889.
Elsewhere, Cat D - for motorcycles - inched up S$100 to S$6,452 but Cat C - for goods vehicles - spiked up S$1,800 to S$49,801.
One goods vehicle dealer said that the smaller Cat C quota was behind the jump.
While all five COE categories experience a contraction in numbers during the current August-to-October quota, Cat C's reduction is the biggest in percentage terms. It drops 23.2 per cent or nearly a quarter to 350 COEs per month.