eCommerce market in Sri Lanka

Market development

eCommerce revenue development in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is the 54th largest market for eCommerce with a predicted revenue of US$2,442.4 million by 2024, placing it ahead of Slovakia. Revenue is expected to show a compound annual growth rate (CAGR 2024-2028) of 5.4%, resulting in a projected market volume of US$3,017.8 million by 2028. With an expected increase of 11.5% in 2024, the Sri Lankan eCommerce market contributed to the worldwide growth rate of 10.4% in 2024. Like in Sri Lanka, global eCommerce sales are expected to increase over the next years. Seven markets are considered by ECDB within the Sri Lankan eCommerce market. Electronics is the largest market and accounts for 24.4% of the Sri Lankan eCommerce revenue. It is followed by Hobby & Leisure with 19.9%, Fashion with 18.9%, Furniture & Homeware with 11.8%, Grocery with 9.8%, Care Products with 8.0%, and DIY with the remaining 7.1%.

eCommerce revenue development in Sri Lanka

in million US$

eCommerce revenue growth in Sri Lanka

in %
20202021202220232024202520262027
Revenue (in mUS$)0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Growth (in %)16.279.211.941.122.882.640.140.9

Online share

eCommerce online share in Sri Lanka

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 Sri Lankan retail market, the online share is 5.4% and will increase by an average of 6.3% to 6.9% by 2028.

eCommerce online share in Sri Lanka

in %
20202021202220232024202520262027
Online share (in %)90.4%60.6%86.3%52.8%7.5%92.9%36.2%13.0%