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Number of taxi drivers in Croatia increases 24-fold in 10 years

Big increase in the number of taxi drivers

ZAGREB, May 6 (Hina) – Between 2007 and 2017, the number of taxi firms and people employed in taxi business in Croatia increased twenty-four times, according to a study by the Financial Agency (Fina).

Their number was on the steady rise throughout this period, except in 2009, 2013 and 2015, and the biggest spike was observed in 2011 when it increased almost sevenfold from the previous year.

In 2007, taxi services were provided by 18 firms, compared with 435 in 2017, and the number of employees rose from 44 in 2007 to 1,064 in 2017.

The study did not include Uber because taxi service is not its core business.

The largest increase in the number of employees was recorded in 2011 when their number rose almost sevenfold from the previous year – from 96 employees in 2010 to 670 in 2011. This was mostly due to the fact that four businesses did not have any employees in 2010 and the year later they had 431 employees. Those are Autoprijevoz Oliva (138 employees), Cammeo (120), MV (100) and Autoprijevoz Modem (73).

The largest number of employees was recorded in 2017 when 435 taxi firms had a total of 1,064 employees.

Total revenues generated by taxi firms in 2017 reached HRK 145.3 million, compared with HRK 12.1 million ten years earlier. Total expenditures increased from HRK 11.5 million in 2007 to HRK 147.7 million in 2017. In 2017, consolidated loss was HRK 2.77 million, with 239 taxi businesses operating at a loss and 196 at a profit.

In 2017, the largest revenue was posted by Cammeo Group, of HRK 16.5 million, down by 43% from the previous year.

(EUR 1 = HRK 7.41)

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