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Publication from Details Growth of Online Retail in MENA Region

A new publication from Hamburg based research company, “MENA B2C E-Commerce Market 2018” tells of strong growth rates for online retail sales in the eleven countries covered in this regional report.

Hamburg, Germany, April 08, 2018 --( Most countries of the Middle East and North Africa region have lagged the global average in share of total retail attributed to B2C E-Commerce, suggesting large potential for growth in the near future. The publication cites forecasts of increasing Internet connectivity, particularly through smartphones, and broader acceptance of online shopping as drivers of increasing sales. This trend is particularly noted in the UAE and Saudi Arabia, the top two B2C E-Commerce markets in the MENA area.

Other factors also contribute to online retail sales growth. In Israel, another leader in the MENA region, cross-border shopping in search of lower prices through global sites such as Alibaba or Amazon is a driver of online sales, according to the report. Governmental administrative action also paves the way for B2C E-Commerce. Egypt’s government has adopted a national strategy with the objective of doubling the number of online merchants and expects to see double digit growth rates through 2020.

Local and regional E-Commerce sellers such as Digikala, Jumia, and Amazon’s compete with the global online merchants for the attention of the online shoppers in the MENA region. Thanks to this increasing competition, Oman and Bahrain expect to see nearly four times their 2015 level of online sales in 2020. The report also includes forecasts of sales growth of other nations in the region.

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Founded in 2005 and headquartered in Hamburg, Germany, is one of the world's leading secondary market research companies. We are committed to providing the most up-to-date and objective data on Global B2C E-Commerce and
Online Payment markets to sector-leading companies worldwide.

Our multilingual staff researches, gathers, filters and translates information from thousands of reputable sources to synthesize accurate and timely reports in our areas of expertise, covering more than 100 countries and all global regions. Our market reports focus predominantly on online retail and payments, but also cover a broad range of related topics including M-Commerce, Cross-Border E-Commerce, E-Commerce Delivery, Online Gaming and many others. In addition to our wide selection of market reports, we also provide custom market research services.

We are proud to cooperate with companies like Bloomberg and Thomson Reuters. Given our numerous citations in leading media sources and journals worldwide, including Forbes and the Wall Street Journal, we are considered one of the most highly-reputed international secondary market research companies with an expertise in the areas of B2C E-Commerce and Online Payment.
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