Taxi industry rolls on

Taxi Haxi Taxi DriverA Norwegian Taxi. Illustration Photo: Norway Today Media

In 2015, the number of trips and kilometres driven with passengers was stable. During the same period, revenue increased 1.3 per cent to NOK 8.9 billion.

In 2015, the turnover per trip was NOK 277, which represents an increase of 1.8 per cent compared to 2014. Figures from the national taxi owner association show that taxi fares increased by 1.8 per cent from 2014 to 2015.

More passenger kilometres and fewer trips

The taxis’ total mileage was 574 million kilometres, which is 0.3 per cent less than in 2014. A total of 53.9 per cent of all mileage was carried out with passengers in the car, equivalent to 309 million kilometres. This was 0.1 per cent higher than in 2014. A total of 32.2 million taxi trips were carried out in 2015; a decrease of 0.4 per cent compared to 2014. An average trip with passengers was 9.6 kilometres.

Slowing down of industry in 4th quarter

Compared to the 4th quarter of 2014, the number of trips decreased 2.6 per cent to 8.8 million trips. Kilometres driven with passengers decreased 2.2 per cent and turnover fell 0.4 per cent to NOK 2.5 billion in the period. From the 4th quarter of 2014, revenue per trip increased by 2.2 per cent to NOK 282.


Source: SSB / Norway Today