ASEAN Taxi Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2023 - 2028)

The ASEAN Taxi Market is segmented by Booking Type (Online Booking and Offline Booking), Vehicle Type (Motorcycles, Cars, and Other Vehicle Types (Van)), Service Type (Ride Hailing and Ride Sharing), and Countries (Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, and Rest of ASEAN). The report offers market size and forecast for the ASEAN Taxi market in terms of value (USD Million) for all the above segments.

ASEAN Taxi Market Size

ASEAN Taxi Market Summary
Study Period: 2018-2028
CAGR: 6.55 %

Major Players

ASEAN Taxi Market Major Players

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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ASEAN Taxi Market Analysis

Currently, the ASEAN Taxi Market is valued at USD 21.14 Billion and is expected to grow to USD 30.23 Billion over five years, registering a CAGR of 6.55% during the forecast period.

The COVID-19 pandemic had a negative impact on the market. With social distancing norms in place, the demand for shared mobility and ride-hailing services has drastically reduced in the region. Furthermore, the lockdown norms implemented in this region have deteriorated the demand for the taxi market by significant margins.

Consumers are unwilling to invest heavily in commodities that are only used for a short time. As a result, the taxi services industry is expanding. Booking Taxis do not require maintenance and are widely available at low prices. The ASEAN region's growth is driven by a lack of parking spaces in congested cities and other forms of traffic congestion.

Various factors, including population rise and economic growth, make the ASEAN counties the fastest and most attractive economic market to investors. The ASEAN region includes already developed countries like Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, and Indonesia, while developing countries with low per capita revenue, like Vietnam and The Philippines, also see a massive Taxi demand.

The rise of electric cars providing the same utility as any taxi with the added benefit of reduced ill effects on the environment is also becoming popular amongst the developing ASEAN countries. Many young engineers and entrepreneurs with experience in design and innovation see the E-Taxis industry as a massive opportunity, especially in the ASEAN markets.

ASEAN Taxi Industry Segmentation

The ASEAN Taxi Market is segmented by Booking Type (Online Booking and Offline Booking), Vehicle Type (Motorcycles, Cars, and Other Vehicle Types (Van)), Service Type (Ride Hailing and Ride Sharing), and by Countries (Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, and Rest of ASEAN).

Booking Type
Vehicle Type
Service Type
Ride Hailing
Ride Sharing
Rest of ASEAN

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ASEAN Taxi Market Trends

This section covers the major market trends shaping the ASEAN Taxi Market according to our research experts:

Increasing Penetration of Online Channels for Booking Taxis

The taxi industry is expected to grow due to rising demand for ride-hailing and ride-sharing services, rising demand from online taxi booking channels, and rising vehicle ownership costs. Recent growth for taxi players such as Grab and Gojek in significantly larger cities is becoming popular. With 24/7 service, timed pick-ups and drops to designated locations, pre-estimated ride fare, and free 4G internet for the customer, along with added comfort, all drive the market growth.

Today, Taxi services offer online systems, including mobile applications, to gain consumers. Most adults in the ASEAN region have access to the internet through their mobile phones, which is also one of the highest compared to the other areas. As mobile phone use has risen, the usage of smartphones for convenient taxi booking has also increased. Due to the increasing penetration of the internet and smartphones in the ASEAN region, the ease of booking through the app has significantly influenced customers to prefer online booking over offline booking.

Moreover, Singapore had approximately 14.89 thousand taxis operating in 2021. Further, customers and drivers in Singapore have benefited from online booking services. Drivers' earnings and passenger pick-ups have increased since signing up with a ride-hailing app. Drivers using online booking platforms can pick up passengers from the streets while relying on the application for additional bookings.

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Singapore is the Largest Taxi Market

The Singaporean government has also granted an exemption of registration fees for battery-operated/electric vehicles and even an exemption to permits for E-Vehicles running on ethanol and methanol fuels. Today, Grab is Southeast Asia's largest electric and hybrid vehicle fleet operator. Taxi companies like Grab are also pushing to move from gas to complete E-vehicles. Grab, which has today become the major service for connected users through its app smartphones, is all set to introduce 200 BYD e6 taxis by 2025.

Moreover, Singapore's Sea is dabbling in mobility services by incorporating a taxi-hailing service into the Indonesian version of its e-commerce app, Shopee. The users of Shopee will be able to hail taxis from Blue Bird, Indonesia's leading taxi operator, using the newly announced feature. The latest addition strengthens the two companies' existing business ties. Meanwhile, the Indonesian government also plans to emphasize increasing the electric vehicle fleet size in the country. For instance,

  • November 2022: Transportation Minister emphasized the government's strategy to promote the use of electric vehicles in Indonesia. The strategy's second phase involves the use of EVs in mass transportation, such as buses, taxis, and online app-based motorcycle taxis.

In Singapore, TADA offers new concepts such as Zero-Commission ride-hailing service. They promise stable fares throughout the day as they do not collect a commission from the driver's earnings. As a result, drivers earn more, so they also don’t always look for picking customers with the highest fares. However, markets such as TADA are not expanding as fast as other competitors such as GRAB and GOJEk since they do not have a big marketing budget to squander due to the zero-commission model.

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ASEAN Taxi Industry Overview

The ASEAN Taxi Market is hugely fragmented, with various startups and regional players such as Grab, Gojek, TADA, and RYDE. Although to have the edge over their competitors, the major taxi companies are making joint ventures and partnerships to launch newer products. For instance,

  • January, 2022 : Singapore's Sea is exploring mobility services by incorporating a cab-hailing service into the Indonesian version of its e-commerce software, Shopee. Shopee users may now use their app to hail taxis from Blue Bird, Indonesia's top taxi operator, thanks to a new feature unveiled last week. The recent addition reinforces the two companies' existing business ties. Earlier this year, the digital payment service ShopeePay was accepted as a payment method on Blue Bird rides, and the taxi company's logistics service was introduced as a courier option for Shopee's e-commerce operation.

ASEAN Taxi Market Leaders

  1. gojek

  2. Grab

  3. TADA

  4. Ryde

  5. Uber Inc

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


ASEAN Taxi Market News

  • February 2022: the government of The Philippines is expected to expand motorcycle taxi pilot programs, in anticipation of increased demand for ride-sharing and public transport in the country, after the gradual opening up of the market from the COVID-19 pandemic. This effort from the government is expected to increase demand in the coming years.
  • February 2022: the Penyatuan Pemain Industri Pengangkutan Darat Malaysia (PPDM), representing the interests of taxi drivers, called for a government-backed nationwide e-ride-hailing platform. If such a program is started in the country, the demand for private taxi service providers and online platforms will significantly reduce; however, the supply of services will remain unaffected.

ASEAN Taxi Market Report - Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Drivers

    2. 4.2 Market Restraints

    3. 4.3 Porters Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.3.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.3.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.3.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.3.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.3.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

  5. 5. MARKET SEGMENTATION (Market share in USD Billion)

    1. 5.1 Booking Type

      1. 5.1.1 Online

      2. 5.1.2 Offline

    2. 5.2 Vehicle Type

      1. 5.2.1 Motorcycles

      2. 5.2.2 Cars

      3. 5.2.3 Others

    3. 5.3 Service Type

      1. 5.3.1 Ride Hailing

      2. 5.3.2 Ride Sharing

    4. 5.4 Country

      1. 5.4.1 Philippines

      2. 5.4.2 Malaysia

      3. 5.4.3 Thailand

      4. 5.4.4 Singapore

      5. 5.4.5 Rest of ASEAN


    1. 6.1 Vendor Market Share

    2. 6.2 Company Profiles

      1. 6.2.1 Grab

      2. 6.2.2 Gojek

      3. 6.2.3 TADA

      4. 6.2.4 Ryde

      5. 6.2.5 Uber

      6. 6.2.6 Didi

      7. 6.2.7 Lyft Inc.

      8. 6.2.8 Public Cab Sdn. Bhd.

      9. 6.2.9 Blue Cab Malaysia

    3. *List Not Exhaustive

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ASEAN Taxi Market Research FAQs

The ASEAN Taxi Market is studied from 2018 - 2028.

The ASEAN Taxi Market is growing at a CAGR of 6.55% over the next 5 years.

The ASEAN Taxi Market is valued at 21 Billion USD in 2018.

The ASEAN Taxi Market is valued at 30 Billion USD in 2028.

gojek, Grab, TADA, Ryde, Uber Inc are the major companies operating in ASEAN Taxi Market.

ASEAN Taxi Industry Report

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