eCommerce market in Sierra Leone

Market development

eCommerce revenue development in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone is one of the smaller markets for eCommerce with a predicted revenue of US$11.5 million by 2024. Revenue is expected to show a compound annual growth rate (CAGR 2024-2028) of 12.3%, resulting in a projected market volume of US$18.3 million by 2028. With an expected increase of 16.5% in 2024, the Sierra Leonean eCommerce market contributed to the worldwide growth rate of 10.4% in 2024. Like in Sierra Leone, global eCommerce sales are expected to increase over the next years. Seven markets are considered by ECDB within the Sierra Leonean eCommerce market. Electronics is the largest market and accounts for 23.7% of the Sierra Leonean eCommerce revenue. It is followed by Hobby & Leisure with 22.5%, Fashion with 20.1%, Furniture & Homeware with 11.4%, Care Products with 8.5%, DIY with 8.2%, and Grocery with the remaining 5.6%.

eCommerce revenue development in Sierra Leone

in million US$

eCommerce revenue growth in Sierra Leone

in %
20202021202220232024202520262027
Revenue (in mUS$)0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Growth (in %)98.199.10.955.654.518.370.741.4

Online share

eCommerce online share in Sierra Leone

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 Sierra Leonean retail market, the online share is 3.4% and will increase by an average of 7.9% to 4.6% by 2028.

eCommerce online share in Sierra Leone

in %
20202021202220232024202520262027
Online share (in %)54.9%35.7%58.2%49.3%86.7%8.0%95.2%38.7%