Hobby & Leisure market in Croatia

The Croatian Hobby & Leisure eCommerce market is predicted to reach US$251.0 million by 2024 and accounts for 26.2% of the total eCommerce market in Croatia. 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 7.5%, resulting in a projected market volume of US$335.0 million by 2028. 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 Books, eBooks & Audiobooks market in Croatia

The Croatian Books, eBooks & Audiobooks eCommerce market is predicted to reach US$53.0 million by 2024 and accounts for 69.4% of the Media eCommerce market in Croatia. 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 3.6%, resulting in a projected market volume of US$61.2 million by 2028. The Books, eBooks & Audiobooks eCommerce market is a sub-market of the Media market. Further categories within the Media market are: Other Media, and Video, CDs, Vinyl & Downloads.

eCommerce revenue development in the Books, eBooks & Audiobooks market in Croatia

in million US$

eCommerce revenue growth in the Books, eBooks & Audiobooks market in Croatia

in %

Net eCommerce revenue split by sub-category

in %
20202021202220232024202520262027
Revenue (in mUS$)0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Growth (in %)88.157.336.845.190.126.170.496.2

Online share

eCommerce online share of the total Books, eBooks & Audiobooks market in Croatia

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 Croatian Books, eBooks & Audiobooks retail market, the online share is 9.3% and will increase by an average of 8.9% to 13.1% by 2028.

eCommerce online share of the total Books, eBooks & Audiobooks market in Croatia

in %
20202021202220232024202520262027
Online share (in %)6.3%15.0%0.6%20.9%63.4%14.5%21.4%40.9%

Market definition

Definition of the Books, eBooks & Audiobooks market within the Hobby & Leisure market

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

In-scope

  • Books (e.g. novels, trade literature)
  • eBooks (e.g. fiction eBooks, educational and textbook eBooks)
  • Audiobooks (e.g. fiction audiobooks, novel audiobooks)

Out-of-scope

  • eBook reader