Taxi transport

Updated: 3 June 2022

Next update: 30 May 2023

Change in mileage with passenger
Change in mileage with passenger
2020 - 2021
Taxi transport
Taxi transport
20202021Change in per cent
2020 - 2021
Transport acivity
Turnover (NOK million)5 8156 91819.0
Total length driven (1 000 km)365 675408 18911.6
Length driven with passengers (1000 km)195 121221 80313.7
Proportion driven with passenger in the car (per cent)53.454.31.7
Price per kilometer with passenger (NOK/km)29.8031.194.7
Explanation of symbols

About the statistics

The statistics show annual figures for the taxi transport. The figures include turnover, total kilometres, kilometres with passengers on-board and price per kilometre.

Licensed taxi : Each and every taxi with a permit to engage in taxi operation.

Turnover : The sum of revenue received from rendering transport services by taxi to customers excluding VAT.

Electronic turnover: The sum of revenue received from rendering transport services by taxi to customers excluding VAT via debet cards or credit cards.

Cash turnover: The sum of revenue received from rendering transport services by taxi to customers excluding VAT via cash payment.

Total length driven in kilometers : Total length driven annually in kilometers, with and without a passenger.

Passenger kilometers : Total length driven annually in kilometers with a passenger on board.

The applicable standard industrial classification is SN 2007, the Norwegian equivalent which builds on the EU industrial classification NACE Rev. 2.

Name: Taxi transport.
Topic: Transport and tourism.

30 May 2023

Division for Energy, Environmental and Transport Statistics.


Frequency: Annual. Timeliness: Published by the end of the second quarter of the following year.

Not relevant.

Data are stored as text files.

The objective of the statistics is to produce annual statistics covering the transport activity of the industry useful to the public sector and the taxi industry itself.

The statistics is based on data already collected by the Norwegian Tax Administration beginning in 2014. The Norwegian Tax Administration annually collects information via taxi dispatchers from enterprises with one or more taxi licenses. This information is used to control that the enterprises follow the tax regulations. Statistics Norway in 2015 ended its own data collection and resorted to reusing tax information for statistical purposes.

The major user of this statistics is the industry itself, public authorities and business organisations.

No external users have access to the statistics and analyses before they are published and accessible simultaneously for all users on at 08 am. Prior to this, a minimum of three months' advance notice is given in the Statistics Release Calendar. This is one of the most important principles in Statistics Norway to ensure equal treatment of users (the principle of equal treatment).

Not relevant.

The survey is close to a total count of enterprises that have been awarded a license to carry out taxi transport. Other statistics on the industry subgroup 49,320, taxi transport in the Standard Industrial Classification 2007 (SN 2007), e.g. structural business statistics and turnover statistics, will also include enterprises without a license for taxi transport. The statistical unit is taxi license that is in operation during the year.

Total count based on the Norwegian Tax Administration's questionnaire RF-1301.

The data derived from the Norwegian Tax Administration's total count is aggregated to county level.

Not relevant.

The use of data collected from respondents comply with the Statistics Act.

The statistics goes back to 2014 and the calculation method remains unchanged. This statistics replaces previous quarterly statistics based on data Statistics Norway itself collected from taxi dispatchers during the period 2007-2015. The variables turnover, total length driven in kilometers and passenger kilometers are comparable to similar variables in the previous quarterly statistics.

Errors in data collection may arrise due to misunderstanding of variabel definitions and/or measurment errors in aggregating data cases where the taxi meter does not cover all the variables of interest. The response rate of the survey is close to 100 percent. Unit and partial non-response are insignificant because of the Norwegian Tax Administration's use of the Tax Administration Act.

Simple logical tests of the data.