Hobby & Leisure market in the UK

The UK Hobby & Leisure eCommerce market is predicted to reach US$25,043.2 million by 2023 and accounts for 15.9% of the total eCommerce market in the United Kingdom. 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 3.2%, resulting in a projected market volume of US$28,379.9 million by 2027. Within the Hobby & Leisure market ECDB considers the following twelve sub-markets: Media, Sports Equipment, Pet Supplies, Stationery, Crafts & Art Supplies, Toys, Bullion & Precious Metal, Camping & Adventure, Musical Instruments, Flowers & Gifts, Other Hobby & Leisure, Erotic & Adult, and Smoking Supplies.

Market development

eCommerce revenue development in the Sports Equipment market in the UK

The UK Sports Equipment eCommerce market is predicted to reach US$4,661.1 million by 2023 and accounts for 18.6% of the Hobby & Leisure eCommerce market in the United Kingdom. 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 3.0%, resulting in a projected market volume of US$5,247.6 million by 2027. The Sports Equipment 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, Stationery, Crafts & Art Supplies, and Toys.

eCommerce revenue development in the Sports Equipment market in the UK

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 Sports Equipment market in the UK

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$) 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Growth (in %) 16.1 43.2 76.2 53.3 7.1 61.4 46.3 88.4
AOV (in US$) 71.6 8.7 31.2 63.1 16.9 4.2 88.4 94.0
CVR (in %) 16.1 43.2 76.2 53.3 7.1 61.4 46.3 88.4
AOV: Average Order Value CVR: Conversion Rate

Online share

eCommerce online share of the total Sports Equipment market in the UK

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 UK Sports Equipment retail market, the online share is 39.7% and will increase by an average of 1.6% to 42.3% by 2027.

eCommerce online share of the total Sports Equipment market in the UK

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 %) 13.4% 82.9% 96.3% 88.6% 3.5% 38.8% 90.2% 29.8%

Top stores

Top five Sports Equipment online stores in the UK by net sales 2022

With sales in the UK Sports Equipment market, amazon.co.uk generated a revenue of US$261.1 million in 2022, which means it is the leading online store in this market. The Sports Equipment ranking of the United Kingdom 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 Sports Equipment market in the UK 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 Sports Equipment market within the Hobby & Leisure market

Market definition: Hobby & Leisure > Sports Equipment The category Sports Equipment includes the online trade of bicycle equipment, hunting equipment, weapons, and more. Online stores dedicated to the sale of activewear (e.g. joggers, tights, tricots), non-sport-specific footware (e.g. running shoes, tennis shoes, basketball shoes) or non-sport-specific accessoires (e.g. gym bag,s water bottles, sporty hats and caps) are not considered. All monetary figures refer to the annual gross revenue and do not factor in shipping costs.

In-scope

  • Bicycle equipment
  • Hunting equipment
  • Weapons
  • Fishing equipment
  • Fitness equipment
  • Team sports equipment
  • Sport-specific apparel, shoes and accessoires (e.g. soccer shoes, wetsuits, goalkeeper gloves)

Out-of-scope

  • Activewear (e.g. joggers, tights, tricots)
  • Non-sport specific footware (e.g. running shoes, tennis shoes, basketball shoes)
  • Non-sport specific accessoires (e.g. gym bag,s water bottles, sporty hats and caps)
  • Fitness trackers