Hobby & Leisure market in Greater China

The Chinese Hobby & Leisure eCommerce market is predicted to reach US$157,368.2 million by 2024 and accounts for 6.5% of the total eCommerce market in Greater China. It is expected to increase over the next years. The expected compound annual growth rate for the next four years (CAGR 2024-2028) will be 0.6%, resulting in a projected market volume of US$161,251.0 million by 2028. Within the Hobby & Leisure market ECDB considers the following twelve sub-markets: Media, Erotic & Adult, Toys, Stationery, Crafts & Art Supplies, Sports Equipment, Pet Supplies, Camping & Adventure, Musical Instruments, Other Hobby & Leisure, Flowers & Gifts, Smoking Supplies, and Bullion & Precious Metal.

Market development

eCommerce revenue development in the eBooks market in Greater China

The Chinese eBooks eCommerce market is predicted to reach US$2,114.5 million by 2024 and accounts for 9.4% of the Books, eBooks & Audiobooks eCommerce market in Greater China. It is expected to decrease over the next years. The expected compound annual growth rate for the next four years (CAGR 2024-2028) will be -6.9%, resulting in a projected market volume of US$1,586.8 million by 2028. The eBooks eCommerce market is a sub-market of the Books, eBooks & Audiobooks market. Further categories within the Books, eBooks & Audiobooks market are: Audiobooks, and Books.

eCommerce revenue development in the eBooks market in Greater China

in million US$

eCommerce revenue growth in the eBooks market in Greater China

in %

Net eCommerce revenue split by sub-category

in %
20202021202220232024202520262027
Revenue (in mUS$)0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Growth (in %)70.187.065.164.463.862.694.137.5

Online share

eCommerce online share of the total eBooks market in Greater China

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 Chinese eBooks retail market, the online share is 20.2% and will increase by an average of 6.1% to 25.6% by 2028.

eCommerce online share of the total eBooks market in Greater China

in %
20202021202220232024202520262027
Online share (in %)17.2%26.4%56.5%94.3%88.8%59.1%60.8%43.7%

Market definition

Definition of the eBooks market within the Hobby & Leisure market

Market definition: Hobby & Leisure > Media > Books, eBooks & Audiobooks > eBooks The category eBooks includes the online trade of ebooks (e.g. fiction ebooks, educational and textbook ebooks, travel and guidebook ebooks). This category does not cover ebook readers, books or audiobooks. All monetary figures refer to the annual gross revenue and do not factor in shipping costs.

In-scope

  • eBooks (e.g. fiction eBooks, educational and textbook eBooks, travel and guidebook eBooks)

Out-of-scope

  • eBook readers
  • Books
  • Audiobooks