Hail a taxi: Demand for industry services will persist, but volatile fuel costs may threaten progress

IBISWorld’s industry research report on Taxi & Limousine Services provides up-to-date sales and market data, allowing you to identify the product and customer segments driving revenue growth. The report identifies the leading companies in the industry, and offers strategic analysis of the key factors influencing the market. Our data forecasts are accompanied by full analysis to illustrate how the market is responding to dominant and emerging trends.


Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth
Annual Growth

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The industry’s gradual improvement is expected to continue over the next five years
  • Improved corporate performance has encouraged spending on taxis and corporate sedans
  • The luxury sedan and limousine segments of the industry are expected to lead growth

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    The Taxi and Limousine Services industry has coasted on clear roads during the past five years. The economy's return to health has directly benefited the industry as business expense accounts have grown and consumers have been more willing to spend on small luxuries such as taxi and limousine rides. Moreover, increased demand from corporate travelers, tourists and private households is expected to result in the continued recovery of the industry over the next five years. However, the volatile nature of fuel prices remain a threat to the industry...

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    Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

    Taxi and taxi leasing services

    The Taxi and Limousine Services industry's largest operational segment is composed of taxi transportation and taxi leasing services. Taxi income is derived from the fares earned after a taxi is hailed or booked. Over the past decade, many taxi operators have attempted to build brand loyalty by investing in advertising and customer amenities, which increases the value of fare earnings and reduces fluctuations in revenue from this segment. In many cases, customers do not choose a particular taxi, but patronize the first in the taxi rank, or hail the first taxi that passes. Nonetheless, winning regular business is vital to company cash flow. Securing preferred-supplier contracts is also an important way of stabilizing earnings. Man..

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    Additional Insights for the Taxi & Limousine Services Industry

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

  • Flexibility in operations
  • Must comply with government regulations
  • Ability to pass on cost increases
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Consumer spending and Domestic trips by US residents in the Taxi & Limousine Services industry impact industry performance..

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    Industry Products

    What is the Taxi & Limousine Services Industry?

    Companies in this industry provide passenger transportation via taxis, sedans, limousines and other automobilies. Taxi services are not operated on regular schedules or routes, and limousine services are rented or hired with a driver. This industry also includes limousine and hearse rentals for funeral services. However, specialized shuttle services that transport passengers to or from hotels and airports are not included in this industry.

    Industry Products
    Taxi and taxi leasing services
    Stretch limousine services
    Luxury and corporate sedan services
    Hearse rentals and other funeral services
    SUV, large van and other services
    Industry Activities
    Providing limousine services
    Providing luxury sedan services
    Providing chauffer and personal driver services
    Providing corporate sedan services

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Consumer spending
  • Domestic trips by US residents
  • Corporate profit
  • Federal funding for transportation
  • World price of crude oil

  • Current Performance
  • Rising demand
  • Technology-driven competition
  • Oil dependence
  • Declining average wage
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Increased spending
  • Higher fuel costs
  • Changing technology
  • Restricted growth
  • Table: Taxi & Limousine Services Industry Revenue Outlook

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

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Sports Franchises
  • Racing & Individual Sports
  • Non-Hotel Casinos
  • Hotels & Motels
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Auto Mechanics
  • Automobile Wholesaling
  • Car Body Shops
  • Gas Stations
  • Used Car Parts Wholesaling

  • Products & Services
  • Taxi and taxi leasing services
  • Stretch limousine services
  • Luxury and corporate sedan services
  • Hearse rentals and other funeral services
  • SUV, large van and other services
  • Chart: Taxi & Limousine Services Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Income
  • Business travel
  • Availability of substitutes

  • Major Markets
  • Private consumers
  • Corporate customers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Taxi & Limousine Services Industry

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

  • Basis of Competition
    Internal CompetitionExternal Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Taxi & Limousine Services Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    There are no major players in this industry
    Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Taxi & Limousine Services Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

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

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Taxi & Limousine Services Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • Consumer Spending (2007-2021)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Jargon & Glossary
    Limo Bus
  • A larger, longer and more expensive version of a regular limousine.
  • Medallion
  • An emblem of registration for a taxicab.
  • Stretch Limousine
  • A luxury passenger vehicle with an elongated wheel base.
  • Town Car
  • A luxury corporate sedan used by operators in the limousine market.
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