Hobby & Leisure market in Laos

The Lao Hobby & Leisure eCommerce market is predicted to reach US$176.7 million by 2023 and accounts for 23.2% of the total eCommerce market in Laos. 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 13.7%, resulting in a projected market volume of US$294.9 million by 2027. Within the Hobby & Leisure market ECDB considers the following twelve sub-markets: Media, Sports Equipment, Stationery, Crafts & Art Supplies, Toys, Pet 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 Flowers & Gifts market in Laos

The Lao Flowers & Gifts eCommerce market is predicted to reach US$5.3 million by 2023 and accounts for 3.0% of the Hobby & Leisure eCommerce market in Laos. 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 13.7%, resulting in a projected market volume of US$8.9 million by 2027. The Flowers & Gifts 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, Media, Musical Instruments, Other Hobby & Leisure, Pet Supplies, Smoking Supplies, Sports Equipment, Stationery, Crafts & Art Supplies, and Toys.

eCommerce revenue development in the Flowers & Gifts market in Laos

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 Flowers & Gifts market in Laos

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$) 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Growth (in %) 25.5 2.4 86.8 52.1 53.7 67.0 40.5 11.7
AOV (in US$) 0.2 0.7 0.3 0.3 0.1 0.6 0.3 0.4
CVR (in %) 98.7 33.1 84.3 51.9 66.3 47.0 87.4 7.6
AOV: Average Order Value CVR: Conversion Rate

Online share

eCommerce online share of the total Flowers & Gifts market in Laos

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 Lao Flowers & Gifts retail market, the online share is 3.3% and will increase by an average of 12.0% to 5.2% by 2027.

eCommerce online share of the total Flowers & Gifts market in Laos

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 %) 90.2% 36.5% 66.0% 66.0% 11.4% 84.4% 91.0% 35.1%

Market definition

Definition of the Flowers & Gifts market within the Hobby & Leisure market

Market definition: Hobby & Leisure > Flowers & Gifts The category Flowers & Gifts includes the online trade of fresh cut flowers, bouquets, gift baskets, and more. Online stores dedicated to the sale of plants (e.g. succulents, ferns, orchids), garden equipment or gift certificates or vouchers are not considered. All monetary figures refer to the annual gross revenue and do not factor in shipping costs.

In-scope

  • Fresh cut flowers
  • Bouquets
  • Gift baskets
  • Greeting cards
  • Gift wrapping and packaging
  • Occasion-specific decorations
  • Gifts for special occasions (e.g. birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, baby showers)

Out-of-scope

  • Plants (e.g. succulents, ferns, orchids)
  • Garden equipment
  • Gift certificates or vouchers