10.6 Million Romanians will Shop Online By 2025

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Insights into the growth of Romania ecommerce profling payment methods, target audiences, marketing, social media, economy and logistics

Economy

Romania is home to 19 million people with a total GDP of US$250 billion. GDP per capita is currently US$14,968 and expected to reach US$21,275 by 2026. Romania is ranked as the 67th richest country by the World Bank GDP per capita rankings.

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Digital User Insights

There are currently 9.2 million ecommerce users in Romania. The average user spends US$308 online, which will grow to US$380 by 2025.

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Product Categories

Total ecommerce revenue across all product categories is US$2.8 billion, expected to reach US$4 billion by 2025. Fashion is currently the leading product category, accounting for US$1.1 billion market share. Electronics & Media is second, accounting for US$727 million .

By 2025, Fashion will still lead, valued at US$1.6 billion. Electronics & Media will also grow, reaching US$982 million.  

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Logistics

In 2018, Romania was ranked 48th in the World Bank Logistics ranking. 54% of Romania’s population reside in urban areas.

Preferred Online Payments

19% of shoppers used Mobile payments when shopping online, and a further 70% used PrePaid Cards. Bank Transfer was another popular online payment method in Romania, accounting for 1% of recent purchases.

Where does Romania buy from?

Romania imports from Germany (US$18.4 billion), Italy (US$8.75B), Hungary ($6.21 billion), Poland (US$5.66 billion), and China (US$4.92 billion).

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Internet and Device Usage

Internet penetration in Romania is at 80% (as of 2019). Smartphone penetration is at 66%.

80% of online shoppers in Romania shop online via smartphone. 47% of shoppers make purchases via laptop, and 17% made their most recent purchase via tablet. 

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Marketing

Total Marketing spend in Romania has increased in recent years, with advertisers steadily investing more in digital. Digital has grown to the second-highest market spend reaching US$143 million. Television is the highest market spend accounting for US$346 million.

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Social Media

Romania’s Social Media Penetration is 60% of the population, with this expected to reach 65% by 2025. Popular networks include Facebook, trilulilu, YouTube, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.

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For more market insights, check out the ESW series of blogs covering a range of emerging ecommerce markets. 

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

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