Number of Taxi Businesses Up 14 Times in 10 Years

By 12 May 2018

ZAGREB, May 12, 2018 - In the period between 2007 and 2016, the number of taxi businesses increased by 14 times and the number of drivers employed by those businesses increased twenty-fold, data by the FINA financial agency show.

According to FINA data, in 2007 there were 18 taxi companies whereas in 2016 there were 260 while the number of employees increased from 44 in 2007 to 886 in 2016, not including Uber.

The highest increase occurred in 2011, increasing by almost 7 times compared to the year before - from 96 in 2010 to 670 a year later.

Total revenue of taxi companies in 2016 amounted to 138.5 million kuna, whereas in 2007 it amounted to 12.1 million kuna. Total expenditure increased from 11.5 million kuna in 2007 to 140.26 million kuna in 2016.

Consolidated losses in 2016 amounted to 2.5 million kuna.

Cammeo was the top earning taxi company in 2016 with a revenue of 28.9 million kuna or 20.9% of all taxi companies, FINA's data indicates.