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Mobility company Didi sees ride orders recover in China

Peak daily orders surpassed 30 million, and the company’s bike sharing business, Didi Bike, saw orders reaching 10 million

Photo: Didi Chuxing
  • Didi operates under its own name in Mexico, Colombia, Chile, Panama and Costa Rica, aside from Brazil, where it controls the 99 app;
  • The firm aims 100 million orders per day and 800 million monthly active users globally by 2022.

Didi Chuxing, owner of Brazil’s 99 app and China’s biggest ride-hailing company, saw its ride sharing orders in its homeland this month recover to levels seen over the same period a year earlier, its founder and CEO Cheng Wei said in a statement, as Reuters reported.

Didi’s peak daily ride sharing orders surpassed 30 million, Cheng said in a statement, adding that the company’s bike sharing business, Didi Bike, saw daily orders reaching 10 million.

Didi also operates under its own name in Mexico, Colombia, Chile, Panama and Costa Rica, aside from Brazil, where it controls the 99 app.

In April, Cheng said the company wanted to achieve 100 million orders per day and accumulate 800 million monthly active users globally by 2022.

The recovery in orders comes as most of China has reopened for business after the coronavirus outbreak. The country, where the coronavirus emerged late last year, has seen a sharp fall in cases since March.

Didi, which counts SoftBank as a backer, has operations in eight overseas countries – Japan, Australia and Latin American countries, and over 10,000 employees.