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

The Taxi Market is Segmented by Booking Type (Online Booking and Offline Booking), Vehicle Type (Motorcycles, Cars, and Other Vehicle Types (Vans)), Service Type (Ride-hailing and Ride-sharing), and Geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World). The report offers market size and forecasts for the taxi market in value (USD Billion) for all the above segments.

Taxi Industry Overview

Taxi Market Summary
Study Period: 2018 - 2028
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: Asia Pacific
CAGR: 8.95 %

Major Players

Taxi Market Major Players

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

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Taxi Market Analysis

Taxi Market was valued at USD 213.14 Billion in 2021 and it is projected to reach USD 356.47 Billion by 2027, registering a CAGR of 8.95% during the forecast period (2022 - 2027).

The overall taxi sector was negatively affected by COVID-19, which resulted in lockdowns and limited demand for taxis. The increased risk of crowded places and the social distancing measures have hampered industry expansion as customers' preferences have switched toward personal vehicles. However, demand is progressively returning to the market with the easing of lockdown measures and the availability of COVID-19 vaccinations. The expansion of taxi services provided by market leaders such as Uber and Ola, as well as the ability to select convenient pick-up and drop-off locations, is encouraging consumers to choose them and positively impacts the target market growth in the upcoming period.

Over the long term, taxi industry is expected to grow due to increasing demand for ride-hailing and ride-sharing services, increasing demand from online taxi booking channels, and an increase in the cost of vehicle ownership. Compared to other modes of transportation, increasing traffic congestion and low taxi fare are the other major factors driving the taxi market.

However, industry development is hampered by improvements in public transit and differing government laws on taxi services in different nations worldwide. The rise of eco-friendly electric cab services will likely provide an attractive potential for market expansion throughout the forecast period.

Asia Pacific is expected to witness the considerable growth rate in the target market. This is due to the fact that the region is home to 60% of the world's population, with India and China contributing significantly to the region having the highest working population in the world.

Taxi Industry Segments

Taxis are a type of vehicle leasing service that includes the hiring of a driver as well as the vehicle. It can be used by a single or multiple passengers, with the option of sharing or not sharing.

The taxi market is segmented by booking type, vehicle type, service type, and geography.

By booking type, the market is segmented into online booking and offline booking. By vehicle type, the market is segmented into motorcycles, cars, and other vehicle types (vans). By service type, the market is segmented into ride-hailing and ride-sharing.

By geography, the market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World. The report covers the market size and forecast in value (USD Billion) for all the above segments.

Booking Type
Online Booking
Offline Booking
Service Type
Ride-hailing
Ride-sharing
Vehicle Type
Motorcycle
Cars
Other Vehicle Types (Vans)
Geography
North America
United States
Canada
Rest of North America
Europe
Germany
United Kingdom
France
Spain
Rest of Europe
Asia-Pacific
China
India
Japan
Australia
Vietnam
South Korea
Rest of Asia-Pacific
Rest of the World
Mexico
Brazil
South Africa
Argentina
Other Countries

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Taxi Market Trends

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

Online Bookings Driving the Market

One of the primary factors fueling the market's growth is the increased usage of online cab booking platforms, mostly because of the convenience they provide to clients. They also offer simple online payment options and the flexibility of choosing the pick-up and drop-off locations.

The ease of booking through the app has significantly attracted customers to prefer online booking over offline booking, owing to the increasing penetration of the internet and smartphones worldwide. Additionally, the availability of information on the app like tracking the driver position, pre-estimated ride fare, driver contact, and vehicle details has further increased the customer preference for online booking.

Many major operators, such as Grab, Uber, and Ola, provide ride-sharing options (which offer a fare-splitting option among co-passengers) in certain regions, capturing the increasing demand for low taxi fare services among customers. Operators are adopting the same strategy and incorporating the ride-sharing option in their app development to sustain the growing trend of ride-sharing services.

  • For instance, in Vietnam, Mai Linh, one of the country's major taxi operators, focuses on providing ride-sharing services to overcome the country’s mobility challenges, like traffic congestion and population. The company partnered with Kyyti Group to launch a ride-sharing service in Vietnam in the future.

However, with the surge in demand for online taxis, the governments are implementing strict guidelines for taxi aggregators to regulate their prices. For instance,

  • In November 2020, the Indian government capped cab aggregators’ cab fares. According to new guidelines, the government will allow app-based taxi aggregators, such as Uber Technologies and Ola, to charge up to 20% commission on ride fares.
Taxi Market - Revenue Share (%), By Service Type, 2021

Asia-Pacific is expected to grow with a significant pace in the Taxi Market

Asia-Pacific has been dominating the taxi industry, accounting for about half of the overall taxi market. The key elements fueling the rise of the motorcycle/bike ride-hailing services in Asia-Pacific are increasing traffic congestion and inexpensive taxi fares compared to other means of transportation. As the region is home to 60% of the world's population, its ride-hailing industry is substantial and developing rapidly.

In Asia-Pacific, the taxi industry is expanding rapidly. Players like DiDi Chuxing, Ola, and Onda are capitalizing on Asia-Pacific's high smartphone penetration rate. They are gaining market share by utilizing cutting-edge technology and innovation. The major South Asian cab service providers are increasing the competition in regional marketplaces while growing internationally. Didi Chuxing, a Chinese taxi company, launched operations in Mexico, Australia, Costa Rica, Japan, and several other countries. Ola, the Indian market leader, operates in Australia, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom.

China has the world's largest taxi market as it is the most populous country. Taxis gradually became a necessary service due to their flexibility, comfort, high availability, and end-mile connection.

India also has a huge taxi market after China. The taxi industry is changing continuously (even every quarter) due to the different socio-economic and political situations arising in the country. Pooling/sharing of taxis in the country saw huge demand. Bike taxi is also gaining popularity in the Indian market.

In November 2020, the Government of India issued new guidelines for cab aggregators, like Ola and Uber, to bring them under a regulatory framework. As per the Motor Vehicle Aggregator Guidelines 2020, the new norms mandated a cap on surge prices, preventing ride-hailing companies from charging more than 1.5 times the base fare. The new rules also allow companies to offer pooling services on private vehicles, but with a daily limit of four intra-city rides and two inter-city rides per week.

With a high demand for cabs, especially in tier one and metro cities, the online cab market is changing with the entry of bike taxis into the market, which is much more affordable than cabs and provides easy maneuvering in traffic congestion. Thus, the bike taxi market is expected to grow rapidly in the coming years.

Taxi Market, Growth Rate (%), by Region, 2022-2027

Taxi Market Competitor Analysis

Some of the major players in the taxi market include Uber, Grab, Lyft, and Ola. Uber's main strategy to expand its business is to focus on upcoming technologies like automated driving vehicles.

  • In March 2021, Chinese ride-hailing company DiDi Chuxing started operations in South Africa and announced its plans to launch its ride-hailing services in the United Kingdom, France, and Germany.

The key players in the industry are investing hugely in technology. Uber and DiDi Chuxing are working on self-driving cars to enhance the customer experience. In India, there has been a surge in the number of customers opting for outstation services. Thus, Ola, Meru, and Prydo are offering value-added services to their customers at very competitive prices. Ola partnered with Apple Music and other music and video streaming services for its prime play service.

Taxi Market Top Players

  1. Uber Technologies Inc.

  2. Lyft Inc.

  3. Didi Chuxing

  4. GrabTaxi Holdings Pte Ltd

  5. ANI Technologies Pvt. Ltd (Ola)

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

Taxi Market Concentration

Taxi Market Recent Developments

  • In October 2021, Uber announced a new partnership with Hertz, a rental car company. Under this partnership, the companies will offer 50,000 Tesla Inc. vehicles as a rental option for Uber’s ride-hail drivers by 2023. Uber drivers can rent a Tesla through Hertz starting on November 1, in Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, and Washington DC, with the program expanding to cities nationwide.
  • In October 2021, Ola acquired GeoSpoc, a geospatial services provider, to build the next generation of location technology, including real-time, three-dimensional, and vector maps.
  • In January 2021, Grab and Panasonic announced a partnership to use Panasonic’s air purifiers in taxis to enhance customer experience.

Taxi Market Report - Table of Contents

  1. 1. INTRODUCTION

    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study

  2. 2. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

  3. 3. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

  4. 4. MARKET DYNAMICS

    1. 4.1 Market Drivers

    2. 4.2 Market Restraints

    3. 4.3 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's 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

    1. 5.1 Booking Type

      1. 5.1.1 Online Booking

      2. 5.1.2 Offline Booking

    2. 5.2 Service Type

      1. 5.2.1 Ride-hailing

      2. 5.2.2 Ride-sharing

    3. 5.3 Vehicle Type

      1. 5.3.1 Motorcycle

      2. 5.3.2 Cars

      3. 5.3.3 Other Vehicle Types (Vans)

    4. 5.4 Geography

      1. 5.4.1 North America

        1. 5.4.1.1 United States

        2. 5.4.1.2 Canada

        3. 5.4.1.3 Rest of North America

      2. 5.4.2 Europe

        1. 5.4.2.1 Germany

        2. 5.4.2.2 United Kingdom

        3. 5.4.2.3 France

        4. 5.4.2.4 Spain

        5. 5.4.2.5 Rest of Europe

      3. 5.4.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. 5.4.3.1 China

        2. 5.4.3.2 India

        3. 5.4.3.3 Japan

        4. 5.4.3.4 Australia

        5. 5.4.3.5 Vietnam

        6. 5.4.3.6 South Korea

        7. 5.4.3.7 Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.4.4 Rest of the World

        1. 5.4.4.1 Mexico

        2. 5.4.4.2 Brazil

        3. 5.4.4.3 South Africa

        4. 5.4.4.4 Argentina

        5. 5.4.4.5 Other Countries

  6. 6. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

    1. 6.1 Vendor Market Share

    2. 6.2 Company Profiles

      1. 6.2.1 ANI Technologies Pvt. Ltd (Ola)

      2. 6.2.2 BlaBlaCar

      3. 6.2.3 Bolt Technologies OU

      4. 6.2.4 Curb Mobility LLC

      5. 6.2.5 (Didi Chuxing) Beijing Xiaoju Technology Co. Ltd

      6. 6.2.6 Flywheel Software Inc.

      7. 6.2.7 Gojek Tech

      8. 6.2.8 Grab Holdings Inc.

      9. 6.2.9 FREE NOW

      10. 6.2.10 Kabbee Exchange Limited

      11. 6.2.11 Lyft Inc.

      12. 6.2.12 Uber Technologies Inc.

    3. *List Not Exhaustive
  7. 7. MARKET OPPORTUNITIES AND FUTURE TRENDS

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Taxi Market Research FAQs

The Taxi Market is studied from 2018 - 2028.

The Taxi Market is growing at a CAGR of 8.95% over the next 5 years.

The Taxi Market is valued at 213 Billion USD in 2018.

The Taxi Market is valued at 356 Billion USD in 2028.

Asia Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2018 - 2028.

Asia Pacific holds highest share in 2021.

Uber Technologies Inc., Lyft Inc., Didi Chuxing, GrabTaxi Holdings Pte Ltd, ANI Technologies Pvt. Ltd (Ola) are the major companies operating in Taxi Market.

Taxi Industry Reports

In-depth industry statistics and market share insights of the Taxi sector for 2020, 2021, and 2022. The Taxi research report provides a comprehensive outlook of the market size and an industry growth forecast for 2023 to 2028. Available to download is a free sample file of the Taxi report PDF.

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