eCommerce market in Lesotho

Market development

eCommerce revenue development in Lesotho

Lesotho is one of the smaller markets for eCommerce with a predicted revenue of US$22.4 million by 2024. Revenue is expected to show a compound annual growth rate (CAGR 2024-2028) of 7.0%, resulting in a projected market volume of US$29.4 million by 2028. With an expected increase of 9.0% in 2024, the Basotho eCommerce market contributed to the worldwide growth rate of 10.4% in 2024. Like in Lesotho, global eCommerce sales are expected to increase over the next years. Seven markets are considered by ECDB within the Basotho eCommerce market. Electronics is the largest market and accounts for 25.7% of the Basotho eCommerce revenue. It is followed by Fashion with 20.6%, Hobby & Leisure with 19.8%, Furniture & Homeware with 11.5%, Care Products with 7.8%, Grocery with 7.6%, and DIY with the remaining 6.9%.

eCommerce revenue development in Lesotho

in million US$

eCommerce revenue growth in Lesotho

in %
20202021202220232024202520262027
Revenue (in mUS$)0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Growth (in %)90.032.01.134.512.531.138.810.0

Online share

eCommerce online share in Lesotho

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 Basotho retail market, the online share is 2.4% and will increase by an average of 4.5% to 2.9% by 2028.

eCommerce online share in Lesotho

in %
20202021202220232024202520262027
Online share (in %)5.4%75.2%27.3%45.9%39.4%29.2%95.9%43.1%