eCommerce market in Timor-Leste

Timor-Leste is one of the smaller markets for eCommerce with a predicted revenue of US$48.7 million by 2024. Revenue is expected to show a compound annual growth rate (CAGR 2024-2028) of 9.6%, resulting in a projected market volume of US$70.2 million by 2028. With an expected increase of 12.1% in 2024, the Timorese eCommerce market contributed to the worldwide growth rate of 10.4% in 2024. Like in Timor-Leste, global eCommerce sales are expected to increase over the next years. Seven markets are considered by ECDB within the Timorese eCommerce market. Electronics is the largest market and accounts for 24.6% of the Timorese eCommerce revenue. It is followed by Fashion with 20.6%, Hobby & Leisure with 19.8%, Furniture & Homeware with 11.4%, Care Products with 8.1%, DIY with 7.8%, and Grocery with the remaining 7.7%.

Market development

eCommerce revenue development in Timor-Leste

Timor-Leste is one of the smaller markets for eCommerce with a predicted revenue of US$48.7 million by 2024. Revenue is expected to show a compound annual growth rate (CAGR 2024-2028) of 9.6%, resulting in a projected market volume of US$70.2 million by 2028. With an expected increase of 12.1% in 2024, the Timorese eCommerce market contributed to the worldwide growth rate of 10.4% in 2024. Like in Timor-Leste, global eCommerce sales are expected to increase over the next years. Seven markets are considered by ECDB within the Timorese eCommerce market. Electronics is the largest market and accounts for 24.6% of the Timorese eCommerce revenue. It is followed by Fashion with 20.6%, Hobby & Leisure with 19.8%, Furniture & Homeware with 11.4%, Care Products with 8.1%, DIY with 7.8%, and Grocery with the remaining 7.7%.

eCommerce revenue development in Timor-Leste

in million US$

eCommerce revenue growth in Timor-Leste

in %

Net eCommerce revenue split by sub-category

in %
2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025 2026 2027
Revenue (in mUS$) 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Growth (in %) 68.9 70.2 10.8 4.2 19.9 25.1 84.8 58.1

Online share

eCommerce online share in Timor-Leste

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 Timorese retail market, the online share is 3.6% and will increase by an average of 6.8% to 4.7% by 2028.

eCommerce online share in Timor-Leste

in %
2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025 2026 2027
Online share (in %) 56.1% 69.8% 55.5% 97.5% 1.1% 55.5% 64.0% 20.7%