e-Commerce Market Analysis

The eCommerce market in Hungary

Hungary is the 46th largest market for eCommerce with a revenue of US$2 billion in 2018, placing it ahead of Peru and behind Greece.

With an increase of 6%, the Hungarian eCommerce market contributed to the worldwide growth rate of 11% in 2018. Revenues for eCommerce continue to increase. New markets are emerging, and existing markets also have the potential for further development. Global growth will continue over the next few years. This will be propelled by East and Southeast Asia, with their expanding middle class and lagging offline shopping infrastructure.

The eCommerce market includes online sales of physical goods to a private end user (B2C). Included in this definition are purchases via computer as well as mobile purchases via smartphones and tablets. Excluded from the definition of ecommerceDB are the following: digitally distributed services (e.g., travel tickets), online stores dedicated to digital media downloads or streams, online stores dedicated to B2B markets, and sales between private individuals (C2C) within the eCommerce market.

The eCommerce market in Hungary

Top online stores

The biggest player in the Hungarian eCommerce Market is tesco.hu. The store had a revenue of US$0.1 billion in 2018. It is followed by emag.hu with US$0.1 billion revenue and edigital.hu with US$56.5 million revenue. Altogether, the top three stores account for 10% of online revenue in Hungary.

Store rankings are based on every store that generates revenue in Hungary. These stores can either have a national focus and only sell in their main country or operate on a global scale. For this evaluation, only revenue created in Hungary was considered.

One of the fastest-growing stores in the Hungarian market is alza.hu. The store achieved sales of about US$38.9 million in 2018. Its revenue growth amounted to 230% in the previous year.

Top online The eCommerce market stores in Hungary by eCommerce net sales 2018 in million US$ The table shows the stores that generate the highest revenue in the Hungarian market. For this evaluation, only revenue created in Hungary was considered. Basis are all shops on eCommerceDB that operate in Hungary.

# Store
1. tesco.hu US$116m
2. emag.hu US$107m
3. edigital.hu US$56m
4. mediamarkt.hu US$39m
5. alza.hu US$39m
The eCommerce market in Hungary

Market size and growth rate

Revenue in 2018
US$1,879m
REVENUE
CAGR 2018-2022
9%
CAGR

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Market expansion in Hungary is expected to continue over the next few years, as indicated by the Statista Digital Market Outlook. It has been predicted that the compound annual growth rate (CAGR 18-22) for the next four years will be 9%. Compared to the year-over-year growth of 6%, this increase suggests that the market still has growth potential and is not yet saturated. Another indicator of market saturation is the online penetration of 69% in Hungary; in other words, 69% of the Hungarian population have bought at least one product online in 2018.

Five categories are considered by ecommerceDB. Toys, Hobby & DIY is the largest segment in Hungary and accounts for 26% of the eCommerce revenue in Hungary. This is followed by Electronics & Media with 25%, Fashion with 24%, Furniture & Appliances with 14% and Food & Personal Care with the remaining 10%.

The eCommerce market in Hungary

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