Stable taxi turnover
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The statistics shows transport activity in the taxi industry. In 2014 the taxi industry created a turnover of NOK 8.8 billion and carried out 32.3 million trips.

Taxi transportQ4 2014

In the first quarter of 2012, Statistics Norway adopted a new method for predicting population totals for taxis. This can result in minor breaks in the series.



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Stable taxi turnover

Turnover in the taxi industry was NOK 8.8 billion in 2014. This corresponds to the turnover in 2013. In the same period the number of trips and kilometers with passenger decreased with about 4 per cent.

Key figures for taxis
4th quarter 20142014Change in per cent
4th quarter 2013 - 4th quarter 20142013 - 2014
Trips (1 000)9 05432 325-2.2-4.2
Turnover (NOK million)2 4988 8072.80.0
Hours offered (1 000)8 81932 7883.7-0.3
Hours in operation (1 000)2 88610 376-1.5-3.1
Total length driven (1 000 km)160 254576 3762.1-2.1
Lenght driven with passengers (1 000 km)86 439309 0130.1-3.5
Turnover per trip (NOK/trip)275.9272.55.04.4
Kilometer driven with passenger per trip9.59.62.2-1.1
Capacity utilization per km driven (per cent)53.953.6-2.0-1.5
Capacity utilization per hours offered (per cent)32.731.6-5.2-3.1
Figure 1. Taxi transport. Turnover and number of trips

In 2014 the turnover per trip was NOK 272.5, which represented an increase of 4.4 per cent compared to 2013. Figures from the national taxi owner association show that taxi fares increased with 3.8 per cent from 2013 to 2014.

Less passenger kilometers and total kilometers

The taxis’ total mileage made up 576 million kilometers. This was 2.1 per cent less than in 2013. 53.6 per cent of total mileage was carried out with passengers in the car, equivalent to 309 million kilometer. This was 3.5 per cent lower than in 2013.

Fewer trips

A total of 32.3 million taxi trips were carried out in 2014, a decrease of 4.2 per cent compared to 2013. An average trip with passenger was 9.6 kilometer.

Fewer trips and increased turnover in 4th quarter

Compared to 4th quarter 2013, the number of trips decreased 2.2 per cent to 9.1 million trips. Kilometers driven with passenger were however almost unchanged and turnover went up 2.8 per cent to NOK 2.5 billion in the period.

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The quarterly figures for some variables for 2013 and 2014 are revised and were adjusted in this publication. This implies some discrepancies between figures in previously published articles and the new figures in the Statbank.