Belgian Ecommerce to Reach US$8 billion by 2025

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Insights into the growth of Belgium ecommerce profiling payment methods, target audiences, marketing, social media, economy and logistics.


Belgium is home to 11.5 million people with a total GDP of US$533 billion. GDP per capita is currently US$50,102. Belgium is ranked as the 20th richest country by the World Bank GDP per capita rankings.

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Digital User Insights

There are currently 7.7 million ecommerce users in Belgium expected to reach 8.6 million by 2025. The average user spends US$871 online, which will grow to US$936 by 2025.

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Product Categories

Total ecommerce revenue across all product categories is US$6.7 billion expected to reach US$8 billion by 2025. Fashion is currently the leading product category accounting for US$2.2 billion market share. Electronics is the second leading product category accounting for US$1.4 billion.

By 2025, Fashion will continue to lead, valued at US$2.6 billion. Electronics will remain in second place, reaching US$1.6 billion.

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In 2018, Belgium ranked 3rd in the World Bank Logistics ranking, making it among the easiest countries to deliver to in the world. 98% of Belgium’s population reside in urban areas, coupled with excellent logistics mean that cross border retail is relatively easy.

Preferred Online Payments

42% of online payments are made via card, split evenly between credit and debit. PayPal, and Bank transfer are two popular alternate payment method, with ewallets gaining traction to 26% by 2025.

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Where does Belgium buy from?

Belgium imports from Netherlands (US$65.7 billion), Germany (US$51.3 billion), France ($39 billion), United States ($33.3 billion), and Ireland ($19 billion).

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Internet and Device Usage

Internet penetration in Belgium is currently at 82%, and should reach 85% by 2025. Smartphone penetration is also 82% and is projected to grow to 88% by 2025.  

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Total Marketing spend in Belgium has risen steadily in recent years with brands increasingly turning to TV and Digital.

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Social Media

Belgium’s Social Media usage is high at 73% overall with 95% logging on to Facebook, 71.5% to both Instagram and YouTube. Other popular networks include Swarm, LinkedIn and Twitter.

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*Insights derived from ESW data, Statista, WorldBank, OECD and other industry sources.

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