Along for the ride: Uber's entry has fuelled industry participation and revenue growth

The structure of the Taxi and Limousine Transport industry has changed markedly over the past five years. The past five-year period has seen the rise of ridesharing services such as Uber, at the expense of traditional taxi operators. Industry revenue is expected to grow by an annualised 3.2% over the five years through 2017-18, to reach $336.3 million. A lack of public transport options in many areas of New Zealand means individuals and businesses depend on motor vehicles for travel. Increasing urban density and high petrol prices, along with a falling proportion of young people learning to drive, have generated strong demand for taxi services over the past five more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23
Market Share of Companies

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The entry of Uber to the New Zealand market in 2014 has driven industry growth
  • Discretionary income, business confidence, consumer sentiment and tourism drive demand
  • Regulatory changes will bring traditional taxi operators and Uber drivers under the same set of rules
  • Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    The industry is characterised by moderate barriers to entry. Because operators need to purchase vehicles to offer taxi or limousine services, significant capital is required to enter the industry. Once a vehicle is purchased, industry operators must maintain their passenger endorsement and vetting applications, as well as ensuring vehicles remain road worthy.Due to the influx of ridesharing apps over the past five years, the New Zealand government implemented an amendment to the Land Transport Act 1998, on 1 October 2017. The amendment was in response to concerns voiced that Uber drivers faced far lighter regulatory restrictions than standard taxi drivers. As a result, ridesharing services, taxis and other small vehicle passenger services are now subject to the same set of laws. Con...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Taxi and Limousine Transport Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Taxi and Limousine Transport Industry are

  • Having a good reputation
  • Proximity to key markets
  • Qualified work force
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Real household discretionary income and Business confidence index in the Taxi and Limousine Transport industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Taxi and Limousine Transport in New Zealand Industry?

    The industry is primarily engaged in operating taxi cabs or private hire cars with drivers that transport passengers. Ridesharing services such as Uber are also included in the industry.

    Industry Products
  • Non-booked taxi services
  • Booked taxi services
  • Ridesharing services
  • Limousine, wedding and luxury car services
  • Industry Activities
  • Taxi cab service
  • Taxi cab management service
  • Hire car service (with driver)
  • Community transport
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Real household discretionary income
  • Business confidence index
  • Consumer sentiment index
  • Total visitor days

  • Current Performance
  • Uber
  • Consumer demand
  • Profit
  • Industry participation
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Innovation
  • Competition
  • Profit and participation
  • Regulation
  • Table: Taxi and Limousine Transport Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Taxi and Limousine Transport Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Travel Agency and Tour Arrangement Services in New Zealand
  • Consumers in New Zealand

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Car Wholesaling in New Zealand
  • Fuel Retailing in New Zealand
  • Motor Vehicle Parts Retailing in New Zealand
  • Motor Vehicle Retailing in New Zealand

  • Products & Services
  • Non-booked taxi services
  • Booked taxi services
  • Limousine, wedding and luxury car services
  • Ridesharing services
  • Chart: Taxi and Limousine Transport Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Households
  • Businesses
  • Tourists
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Taxi and Limousine Transport Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Taxi and Limousine Transport

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Taxi and Limousine Transport Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Auckland Co-Operative Taxi Society Limited,
  • Table: Auckland Co-Operative Taxi Society Limited - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Taxi and Limousine Transport Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Taxi and Limousine Transport Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • A satellite navigation system that allows users to determine their exact location.
  • Maxi Taxi
  • Taxis that can be wheelchair accessible on request, have extra rear luggage space and up to 13 seats.
  • Wheelchair-Accessible Taxis
  • Vehicles that have been modified to accommodate at least one wheelchair or mobility device.
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