Slovakia Ecommerce Market will be Worth US$1.3 Billion by 2025

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

Economy

Slovakia is home to 5.4 million people with a total GDP of US$105 billionGDP per capita is currently US$19,266 and expected to reach US$27,172 by 2025. Slovakia is ranked as the 50th richest country by the World Bank GDP per capita rankings.

Digital User Insights

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There are currently 2.8 million ecommerce users in Slovakia, with an additional 300,000 users to be shopping online by 2025. These 3.1 million ecommerce users will represent 74% of the total population. The average user spends US$445 online, which will grow to US$457 by 2024.

Dividing internet usage into age groups, gives a better picture of the Slovakian ecommerce market. 98% of 16-24 years olds log on daily, 91% of 25-34 year olds, and 83% of 35-44 year olds. The older generations log on regularly with 45-54 year olds showing a 74% daily penetration rate, and 64% of those over 55 logging on daily.

Product Categories

Total ecommerce revenue across all product categories is US$1.2 billion, expected to reach US$1.39 billion by 2025. Fashion is currently the leading product category, accounting for US$452 million market share. Electronics and Media is second, accounting for US$334 million.

By 2025, Fashion will still lead, valued at US$508 million. Electronics and Media will also grow, reaching US$356 million.

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Logistics

In 2018, Slovakia was ranked 53rd in the World Bank Logistics ranking. 54% of Slovakia’s population reside in urban areas.

Preferred Online Payments

45% of shoppers used mobile payments when shopping online, and a further 33% used prepaid cards. Credit cards were also used online accounting for 17% of purchases.

Where does Slovakia buy from?

Slovakia imports from Germany (US$15.2 billion), Czechia (US$14.7 billion), Poland ($6.61 billion), Hungary ($5.88 billion), and Russia ($4.53 billion).

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Internet and Device Usage

Internet penetration in Slovakia is currently at 79%, and should reach 81% by 2025. Smartphone penetration is 72% and is projected to grow to 80% by 2025.

90% of online shoppers in Slovakia shop online via desktop. 4% of shoppers make purchases via smartphone, and 3% made their most recent purchase via tablet.

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Marketing

Total Marketing spend in Slovakia has risen in recent years, as advertisers steadily invest more in digital advertising. Digital has grown to the second highest market spend reaching US$55 million. Television is the highest market spend accounting for US$115 million. Slovakia has the 19th largest digital advertising spend in Europe.

Social Media

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Slovakia’s Social Media Penetration is 59% in 2021, with this expected to increase to 61% by 2025. Facebook is the leading social network. Twitter and LinkedIn are also popular.

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.