Hobby & Leisure market in Bulgaria

The Bulgarian Hobby & Leisure eCommerce market is predicted to reach US$254.3 million by 2023 and accounts for 26.1% of the total eCommerce market in Bulgaria. It is expected to increase over the next years. The expected compound annual growth rate for the next four years (CAGR 2023-2027) will be 10.5%, resulting in a projected market volume of US$378.8 million by 2027. Within the Hobby & Leisure market ECDB considers the following twelve sub-markets: Media, Sports Equipment, Pet Supplies, Toys, Stationery, Crafts & Art Supplies, Bullion & Precious Metal, Camping & Adventure, Musical Instruments, Flowers & Gifts, Other Hobby & Leisure, Erotic & Adult, and Smoking Supplies.

Market development

eCommerce revenue development in the Stationery, Crafts & Art Supplies market in Bulgaria

The Bulgarian Stationery, Crafts & Art Supplies eCommerce market is predicted to reach US$18.6 million by 2023 and accounts for 7.3% of the Hobby & Leisure eCommerce market in Bulgaria. It is expected to increase over the next years. The expected compound annual growth rate for the next four years (CAGR 2023-2027) will be 9.5%, resulting in a projected market volume of US$26.7 million by 2027. The Stationery, Crafts & Art Supplies eCommerce market is a sub-market of the Hobby & Leisure market. Further categories within the Hobby & Leisure market are: Bullion & Precious Metal, Camping & Adventure, Erotic & Adult, Flowers & Gifts, Media, Musical Instruments, Other Hobby & Leisure, Pet Supplies, Smoking Supplies, Sports Equipment, and Toys.

eCommerce revenue development in the Stationery, Crafts & Art Supplies market in Bulgaria

in million US$

Note: Market revenue represents B2C sales of physical goods including VAT. It excludes B2B sales, C2C sales, returns, compensation for damaged or missing goods, any discounts granted and services. Data shown is using current exchange rates.

Source: ECDB analysis

eCommerce revenue growth in the Stationery, Crafts & Art Supplies market in Bulgaria

in %

Note: Market revenue represents B2C sales of physical goods including VAT. It excludes B2B sales, C2C sales, returns, compensation for damaged or missing goods, any discounts granted and services. Data shown is using current exchange rates.

Source: ECDB analysis

Net eCommerce revenue split by sub-category

in %

Note: Data shown is using current exchange rates.

Source: ECDB analysis

2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025 2026 2027
Revenue (in mUS$) 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Growth (in %) 59.3 90.0 83.0 24.8 3.0 32.3 38.4 75.3
AOV (in US$) 1.0 0.2 0.9 0.9 0.1 0.7 0.7 0.8
CVR (in %) 14.6 97.8 2.5 54.7 45.9 92.0 94.2 71.0
AOV: Average Order Value CVR: Conversion Rate

Online share

eCommerce online share of the total Stationery, Crafts & Art Supplies market in Bulgaria

The online share refers to the proportion of the retail volume that is transacted via the Internet. It includes purchases via desktop PC, tablet or smartphone, both via website or app. Only retail of physical goods is taken into account. In the Bulgarian Stationery, Crafts & Art Supplies retail market, the online share is 2.2% and will increase by an average of 12.4% to 3.5% by 2027.

eCommerce online share of the total Stationery, Crafts & Art Supplies market in Bulgaria

in %

Note: Data shown is using current exchange rates.

Source: Statista Market Insights , ECDB analysis

2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025 2026 2027
Online share (in %) 75.6% 40.9% 38.1% 47.7% 99.0% 99.7% 74.8% 51.8%

Top stores

Top five Stationery, Crafts & Art Supplies online stores in Bulgaria by net sales 2022

With sales in the Bulgarian Stationery, Crafts & Art Supplies market, emag.bg generated a revenue of US$4.0 million in 2022, which means it is the leading online store in this market. The Stationery, Crafts & Art Supplies ranking of Bulgaria is based on all online stores that generated sales in this market in 2022. Due to a country- and category-dependent approach, both national and international online stores can be part of the ranking. The graph shows a filtered revenue. It only includes national sales within the respective market.

eCommerce net sales generated in the Stationery, Crafts & Art Supplies market in Bulgaria in 2022

in million US$

Note: First party net sales generated after deduction of returns, allowances for damaged or missing goods and any discounts allowed

Source: Annual report, secondary sources, ECDB analysis

Filtered revenue / share
Global revenue
Growth
US$900.0m
20.7%
US$8,300.0m 8.3%
US$550.0m
12.0%
US$4,600.0m 12.4%
US$470.0m
3.9%
US$1,190.0m 33.6%
US$430.0m
20.6%
US$2,122.0m 18.0%
US$370.0m
20.7%
US$1,814.0m 12.6%

Market definition

Definition of the Stationery, Crafts & Art Supplies market within the Hobby & Leisure market

Market definition: Hobby & Leisure > Stationery, Crafts & Art Supplies The category Stationery, Crafts & Art Supplies encompasses the commercial (B2C) sale of writing instruments (e.g. pens, pencils, markers, calligraphy tools), paper and notebooks (e.g. sketchbooks, journals, notepads), art supplies (e.g. acrylic paints, oil paints, watercolors, easels), and more. Not covered are printer and scanner supplie, collectibles or DIY construction supplies. All monetary figures refer to the annual gross revenue and do not factor in shipping costs.

In-scope

  • Writing instruments (e.g. pens, pencils, markers, calligraphy tools)
  • Paper and notebooks (e.g. sketchbooks, journals, notepads)
  • Art supplies (e.g. acrylic paints, oil paints, watercolors, easels)
  • Crafting materials (e.g. glue, scissors, cutting tools, yarn)
  • Office supplies (staplers, paper clips, file folders, desk organizers)
  • 3D printers and accessoires

Out-of-scope

  • Printer and scanner supplie
  • Collectibles
  • DIY construction supplies
  • Power tools