Hobby & Leisure market in Malawi

Market development

eCommerce revenue development in the Books market in Malawi

The Malawian Books eCommerce market is predicted to reach US$1.1 million by 2024 and accounts for 81.5% of the Books, eBooks & Audiobooks eCommerce market in Malawi. 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 18.4%, resulting in a projected market volume of US$2.1 million by 2028. The Books eCommerce market is a sub-market of the Books, eBooks & Audiobooks market. Further categories within the Books, eBooks & Audiobooks market are: Audiobooks, and eBooks.

eCommerce revenue development in the Books market in Malawi

in million US$

eCommerce revenue growth in the Books market in Malawi

in %

Net eCommerce revenue split by sub-category

in %
20202021202220232024202520262027
Revenue (in mUS$)0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Growth (in %)6.051.548.854.346.278.347.970.6

Online share

eCommerce online share of the total Books market in Malawi

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 Malawian Books retail market, the online share is 2.7% and will increase by an average of 16.3% to 5.0% by 2028.

eCommerce online share of the total Books market in Malawi

in %
20202021202220232024202520262027
Online share (in %)49.9%58.6%28.4%24.2%98.0%60.1%29.7%45.5%

Market definition

Definition of the Books market within the Hobby & Leisure market

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

In-scope

  • Books (e.g. novels, trade literature, children's books, comics)

Out-of-scope

  • eBooks
  • Audiobooks

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