eCommerce market in Bahrain

Market development

eCommerce revenue development in Bahrain

Bahrain is the 88th largest market for eCommerce with a predicted revenue of US$491.9 million by 2024, placing it ahead of Tanzania. Revenue is expected to show a compound annual growth rate (CAGR 2024-2028) of 8.3%, resulting in a projected market volume of US$675.6 million by 2028. With an expected increase of 9.1% in 2024, the Bahraini eCommerce market contributed to the worldwide growth rate of 10.4% in 2024. Like in Bahrain, global eCommerce sales are expected to increase over the next years. Seven markets are considered by ECDB within the Bahraini eCommerce market. Hobby & Leisure is the largest market and accounts for 23.5% of the Bahraini eCommerce revenue. It is followed by Electronics with 22.5%, Fashion with 17.7%, Furniture & Homeware with 11.8%, Care Products with 8.7%, DIY with 8.0%, and Grocery with the remaining 7.8%.

eCommerce revenue development in Bahrain

in million US$

eCommerce revenue growth in Bahrain

in %
20202021202220232024202520262027
Revenue (in mUS$)0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Growth (in %)85.894.241.459.71.315.483.498.5

Online share

eCommerce online share in Bahrain

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 Bahraini retail market, the online share is 14.3% and will increase by an average of 3.4% to 16.4% by 2028.

eCommerce online share in Bahrain

in %
20202021202220232024202520262027
Online share (in %)29.5%27.8%61.8%93.0%77.8%4.2%2.1%80.4%