Uber to discontinue Uber Eats in Hong Kong next month

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Uber has decided to shut its food delivery services in Hong Kong after five years to focus on its ride-hailing business.

“After five years of partnering with restaurants and delivery people in Hong Kong, we have made the difficult decision to discontinue Uber Eats in Hong Kong on 31 December 2021.” the company said in a statement

Counting Hong Kong as its largest Uber Taxi business globally, the company said it will keep growing its mobility platform in the city. Uber acquired local taxi-hailing app HKTaxi back in August. 

Uber Eats reached $12.8 billion in gross bookings in the third quarter of 2021, up 46% from the same period last year. Mobility gross reservations, on the other hand, increased 63% year-on-year in constant currency terms to $9.9 billion for the same period.

“We will keep investing and serve more riders and drivers in coming years by bringing the very best technology to Hong Kong.” the company said. 

Written by Sophie Blake

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