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E-commerce volume on rise in Turkey

Size of the Turkish e-commerce sector reaches nearly $16B in 2018, up 42% year-on-year, says report.
24.04.2019 - 14:50

Turkey's e-commerce volume surged 42% year-on-year in 2018, an industrial report said Wednesday.

INCREASE IN E-COMMERCE

The e-commerce sector volume reached 59.9 billion liras ($16 billion) last year, it added. The report was a joint effort by Turkey's Informatics Industry Association (TUBISAD), Association of E-commerce Operators (ETID), Deloitte Turkey, Similarweb and Inveon.

"The sector maintained its rapid growth even in a challenging year for the Turkish economy," Kübra Erman Karaca, head of TUBISAD, told reporters.

Alper Günaydın, a director at Deloitte Turkey, highlighted the high performance of major shopping sites. Market share of the first 10 prominent shopping sites rose to 53% in the last five years from 40%, he noted.

The report showed that the average annual growth rate of the sector was around 33% between 2014 and 2018. The fastest growing sub-sector was travel and leisure which showed a 54% rise, reaching 29.9 billion liras ($7.95 billion).