Insights into the growth of Romania ecommerce profiling payment methods, target audiences, marketing, social media, economy and logistics
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.
Digital User Insights
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.
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?
Internet and Device Usage
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.
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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*Insights derived from ESW data, Statista, WorldBank, OECD and other industry sources.