eCommerce market in Papua New Guinea

Market development

eCommerce revenue development in Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea is the 73rd largest market for eCommerce with a predicted revenue of US$843.6 million by 2024, placing it ahead of Kenya. Revenue is expected to show a compound annual growth rate (CAGR 2024-2028) of 9.8%, resulting in a projected market volume of US$1,225.6 million by 2028. With an expected increase of 20.8% in 2024, the Papua New Guinean eCommerce market contributed to the worldwide growth rate of 10.4% in 2024. Like in Papua New Guinea, global eCommerce sales are expected to increase over the next years. Seven markets are considered by ECDB within the Papua New Guinean eCommerce market. Electronics is the largest market and accounts for 25.4% of the Papua New Guinean eCommerce revenue. It is followed by Fashion with 20.3%, Hobby & Leisure with 16.9%, Furniture & Homeware with 11.6%, Grocery with 11.1%, Care Products with 7.6%, and DIY with the remaining 7.1%.

eCommerce revenue development in Papua New Guinea

in million US$

eCommerce revenue growth in Papua New Guinea

in %
20202021202220232024202520262027
Revenue (in mUS$)0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Growth (in %)23.337.670.697.597.085.795.551.6

Online share

eCommerce online share in Papua New Guinea

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 Papua New Guinean retail market, the online share is 2.2% and will increase by an average of 6.8% to 2.8% by 2028.

eCommerce online share in Papua New Guinea

in %
20202021202220232024202520262027
Online share (in %)41.1%72.4%42.8%97.2%76.1%89.8%79.2%82.7%