Transport and tourism
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Taxi transport


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Key figures


more mileage with passenger

Taxi transport
20182019Change in per cent
2018 - 2019
Transport acivity
Turnover (NOK million)8 0788 4374.4
Total length driven (1 000 km)510 113518 2611.6
Length driven with passengers (1000 km)273 588281 6252.9
Proportion driven with passenger in the car (per cent)53.654.31.3
Price per kilometer with passenger (NOK/km)29.5229.961.5

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.


Definitions of the main concepts and variables

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.

Standard classifications

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

Administrative information

Name and topic

Name: Taxi transport
Topic: Transport and tourism

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Responsible division

Division for Energy, Environmental and Transport Statistics

Regional level


Frequency and timeliness

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

International reporting

Not relevant.


Data are stored as text files.


Background and purpose

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 from about 6000 enterprises with one or more taxi licenses. This information is used to controle 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.

Users and applications

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

Equal treatment of users

No external users have access to the statistics and analyses before they are published and accessible simultaneously for all users on ssb.no at 08 am. Prior to this, a minimum of three months' advance notice is given inthe Statistics Release Calendar.

Coherence with other statistics

Turnover Index Structural business statistics Public transport

Legal authority

Statistics Norway recieves data from the Norwegian Tax Administration according to the Statistics Act §§2-1, 2-2, 3-2.

EEA reference

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. 

Data sources and sampling

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

Collection of data, editing and estimations

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

Seasonal adjustment

Not relevant.


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

Comparability over time and space

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.

Accuracy and reliability

Sources of error and uncertainty

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.