No passengers in 50% of taxi trips


Taxis drove 52.8 per cent of all kilometres with passengers in 2016. This was a decrease of 0.2 per cent compared to 2015 and 0.6 per cent from 2014.


Taxis drove a total of 517 million kilometres in 2016. This was 1.4 per cent less than in 2015 when they drove a total of 524 million kilometres. A total of 273 million kilometres were driven with passengers. This was a fall of 1.7 per cent from 2015, when taxis transported passengers 278 million kilometres. There were significant regional differences for the proportions travelled with passengers. In 2016, Finnmark had the largest proportion of passenger traffic, with 70.8 per cent. On the other hand, the proportion in Rogaland was only 44.7 per cent. The changes in utilisation in most counties were small compared to previously.

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Figure 1. Proportion driven with passenger in the car. 2016. Per cent

Most expensive taxis are in Oslo

The national kilometre passenger price in 2016 was 1.8 per cent higher compared to 2015, with an increase from NOK 29.33 to NOK 29.87. There were significant regional differences in price per taxi kilometre. In 2016, Oslo had the highest taxi price of NOK 36.19, while it was lowest in Telemark, Finnmark, Hedmark and Oppland at about NOK 25. For most counties, price changes were small compared to the previous year.

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Figure 2. Price per kilometre with passenger. 2016. NOK/km

NOK 1 million per licence

Taxi revenue increased by 0.1 per cent from NOK 8 142 million in 2015 to NOK 8 148 in 2016. In 2016, average revenue per enterprise was NOK 958 000. This represents a decline of NOK 3 000, or 0.3 per cent, compared to 2015. In most counties, turnover per licensed taxi was between NOK 900 000 and NOK 1.1 million. Buskerud and Vest-Agder stood out with the lowest turnover, about NOK 700 000 per licence. Three counties, Troms, Nordland and Aust-Agder had a turnover of between NOK 1.2 and 1.3 million. In most of the counties, changes were small compared to 2015.

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Figure 3. Turnover per licensed taxi. 2016. 1 000 NOK/permit

Taxi statistics based on data collected by the Tax Administration

The Norwegian Tax Administration collects data annually about the approximately 6 000 companies which are given a total of about 8 000 taxi licences. The reported data are cash sales, electronic sales, mileage and mileage with passengers. The Norwegian Tax Administration uses this information to verify that the enterprises adhere to tax rules. Statistics Norway reuses the information to publish statistics.