Ecommerce Industry in Qatar Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)

The Report Covers Qatar Ecommerce Industry Analysis & Companies and it is Segmented by B2C ecommerce (Beauty and Personal Care, Consumer Electronics, Fashion and Apparel, Food and Beverage, Furniture and Home), and B2B ecommerce. The market sizes and forecasts are provided in terms of value (USD million)

Qatar Ecommerce Market Size

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Qatar E-Commerce Market Summary
Study Period 2019 - 2029
Base Year For Estimation 2023
Market Size (2024) USD 4.18 Billion
Market Size (2029) USD 6.55 Billion
CAGR (2024 - 2029) 9.40 %
Market Concentration Medium

Major Players

Qatar E-Commerce Market Major Players

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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Qatar Ecommerce Market Analysis

The Qatar E-Commerce Market size is estimated at USD 4.18 billion in 2024, and is expected to reach USD 6.55 billion by 2029, growing at a CAGR of 9.40% during the forecast period (2024-2029).

With the highest GDP per capita in the world and a reliance on international partners to fulfill strategic goals, Qatar emerges as an excellent place for commercial growth, creating economic prospects for many nations. In the near future, the e-commerce market in Qatar is expected to grow strongly, particularly in the services industry.

  • The soccer tournament organized in Qatar in 2022 brought new opportunities for businesses to capitalize on this major event. As people from different countries turned out to watch FIFA World Cup, companies adopted various strategies to showcase their presence. FIFA introduced an online tool for event organizers who wanted to stage public viewing events during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.
  • FIFA World Cup official retail Partner, Qatar Duty-Free (QDF), launched the first FIFA store at Hamad International Airport. The store will have an impressive collection of FIFA Official World Cup merchandise, souvenirs, collectibles, and team jerseys. The move was to attract the tourists returning after the world cup. People can shop for memorable souvenirs to mark an unforgettable experience.
  • The Formula One Grand Prix, Expo 2023, and the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup will occur in Qatar in 2023, providing travel and tourism companies with an excellent chance to create robust business developments.
  • The outbreak of Covid-19 brought a fundamental and structural change in the retail industry. Many renowned brands have drastically reduced their presence on the high street or have switched to just conducting business online. The traditional retail sector has been forced to change and enter a new era. Online retail and physical retail will continue evolving together, but it is observed companies will invest in cutting-edge technologies and innovative stores.

Qatar Ecommerce Market Trends

Fashion and Beauty to hold significant growth in Qatar

  • Qatar has benefited financially from hosting the 2022 FIFA World Cup because outlets and malls that can accommodate tourists worldwide became more readily available in the final few months of 2022, causing a spike in the retail sector. Retailers made 50-60% of the anticipated sales during the first week of the year's biggest sporting event.
  • Before the FIFA World Cup in November 2022, many retail centers and department stores opened or expanded in Qatar. Platforms like M7, including studios, co-working areas, and incubation programs, were created to support emerging designers.
  • The most famous fashion show in history, which took place two days before the FIFA World Cup finals, was a ground-breaking celebration of fashion, culture, and music. The fashion show exhibited 21 Qatar-based brands and more than 150 designers from six continents and 50 countries. This was the perfect timing for the brands such as the Qatari and regional designers whose creativity and talent will lead the way for the future of fashion in the region.
Qatar E-Commerce Market: Revenue in apparel sector by category in million USD, 2022 to 2027

Increased used of internet and mobile phones is driving the market

  • Qatar ranks eighth in the business-to-consumer sector of e-commerce, as per the number of transactions in the Middle East and North Africa. At the beginning of 2023, there were 2.68 million internet subscribers in Qatar, with internet penetration reaching 99%. The mobile connections accounted for a total of 4.89 million.
  • January 2023 - Ooredoo has launched its new Ooredoo Business WhatsApp service. The new Ooredoo Business WhatsApp service allows business customers to manage their accounts digitally from anywhere. This will enable customers to easily connect with the Ooredoo business team and quickly resolve their queries regarding orders.
  • March 2022 - Tamias, the fully integrated Point of Sale System (POS), signed a deal with a tech startup, Snoonu, to simplify and automate daily retail and restaurant operations. The POS software will enable automatic inventory control without the need for human resources, thereby reducing the amount of inventory waste. This will further empower independent restauranteurs and retailers to transform their sales and operation.
Qatar E-Commerce Market: Number of smartphone users in Qatar from 2022 to 2028, in million units

Qatar Ecommerce Industry Overview

The Qatar E-Commerce market is moderately competitive and is turning to the next level with significant investments in AI and IoT technology to automate their business framework and achieve time by reducing manual interventions. However, the market is dominated by players such as Baqaala, Amazon, IKEA Qatar, AlAnees Qatar, etc. These automation providers collaborate with retailers to automate their business framework and achieve profitability.

  • November 2022 - Nasser Bin Khaled Automobiles (NBK) launched a Mercedes-Benz E-Commerce store. NBK is the authorized general distributor of Mercedes-Benz in Qatar. Customers can easily browse and track the available stock and easily reserve a car online.
  • October 2022 - Samsung Gulf Electronics launched its online platform in Qatar. This initiative will enable customers to shop directly on the brand store for mobiles, tables, and other accessories. Additional discounts will be provided to customers buying goods online.
  • May 2022 - The Brands For Less (BFL) Group launched its first store in Qatar. In addition to offering great discounts on clothing from over 3,000 labels, the business is renowned for its distinctive "treasure hunt" experience, where consumers can discover new goods every time they visit the store.

Qatar Ecommerce Market Leaders

  1. Carrefour

  2., Inc.

  3. Lulu Hypermarket

  4. AlAnees Qatar


*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

Qatar E-Commerce Market Concentration
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Qatar Ecommerce Market News

  • March 2023 - Al Meera, a Consumer goods retailer, launched the Al Meera Smart store, its first fully automated checkout-free store. For a trial run, the store will be accessible to its Meera Rewards members initially, and the services will be rolled out to other members slowly in the next phase. Initially, the process applies to credit card holders only.
  • February 2023 - Tesco, the supermarket in Qatar, planned to expand its rapid Woosh service to 800 extra stores across the country. Along with same-day delivery, it aims to deliver groceries within an hour. The limitation of the service is that only 80 items displayed on the Tesco website are available to order through the Whoosh Service.
  • January 2023 - Qatar Post of HMC and PHCC medications reduced the item delivery charges to QR 30 (8.24 USD). The reduced fee will be applicable throughout 2023. Until September 2022, the program has provided over 400,000 drug deliveries to HMC patients and over 200,000 PHCC patients. Patients can send a message to the WhatsApp number associated with their health center or call to request the PHCC's home delivery service for prescription drugs.

Qatar Ecommerce Market Report - Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Industry Attractiveness-Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.2.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 4.2.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.2.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.2.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.2.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

    3. 4.3 Key market trends and share of e-commerce of total Retail sector

    4. 4.4 Impact of COVID-19 on the e-commerce sales


    1. 5.1 Market Drivers

      1. 5.1.1 Growing Demand from Fashion Industry

      2. 5.1.2 Penetration of Internet and Smartphone Usage

    2. 5.2 Market Challenges

      1. 5.2.1 Stringent Regulatory Frameworks

    3. 5.3 Analysis of key demographic trends and patterns related to ecommerce industry in Qatar (Coverage to include Population, Internet Penetration, ecommerce Penetration, Age & Income etc.)

    4. 5.4 Analysis of the key modes of transaction in the ecommerce industry in Qatar (coverage to include prevalent modes of payment such as cash, card, bank transfer, wallets, etc.)

    5. 5.5 Analysis of cross-border ecommerce industry in Qatar (Current market value of cross-border & key trends)

    6. 5.6 Current positioning of country Qatar in the ecommerce industry in region Middle East


    1. 6.1 By B2C ecommerce

      1. 6.1.1 Market Size (GMV) for the study period

      2. 6.1.2 By Application

        1. Beauty and Personal Care

        2. Consumer Electronics

        3. Fashion and Apparel

        4. Food and Beverage

        5. Furniture and Home

        6. Others (Toys, DIY, Media, etc.)

    2. 6.2 By B2B ecommerce

      1. 6.2.1 Market Size for the study period


    1. 7.1 Company Profiles

      1. 7.1.1, Inc.

      2. 7.1.2 IKEA Qatar

      3. 7.1.3 AlAnees Qatar

      4. 7.1.4 Baqaala

      5. 7.1.5

      6. 7.1.6 Jarir Bookstore

      7. 7.1.7 Ourshopee.Qatar

      8. 7.1.8 Ubuy Qatar

      9. 7.1.9 Next Qatar

      10. 7.1.10 Carrefour

      11. 7.1.11 Lulu Hypermarket

    2. *List Not Exhaustive


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Qatar Ecommerce Industry Segmentation

The internet trade of goods and services is known as e-commerce (or electronic commerce). These commercial dealings are either B2B (business-to-business), B2C (business-to-consumer), or C2C (consumer-to-consumer). A more recent business model is "direct-to-consumer" (D2C), allowing brands to sell directly to consumers. The internet is what drives e-commerce. Consumers use their devices to access an online store to browse the selection and order goods or services. Qatar emerges as an ideal location for business growth, as the country has the world's highest GDP per capita, attracting companies to invest and expand their business reach.

The Qatar E-commerce Market is Segmented by B2C ecommerce (Beauty and Personal Care, Consumer Electronics, Fashion and Apparel, Food and Beverage, Furniture and Home), and B2B ecommerce.

The market sizes and forecasts are provided in terms of value (USD million)

By B2C ecommerce
Market Size (GMV) for the study period
By Application
Beauty and Personal Care
Consumer Electronics
Fashion and Apparel
Food and Beverage
Furniture and Home
Others (Toys, DIY, Media, etc.)
By B2B ecommerce
Market Size for the study period
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Qatar Ecommerce Market Research FAQs

The Qatar E-Commerce Market size is expected to reach USD 4.18 billion in 2024 and grow at a CAGR of 9.40% to reach USD 6.55 billion by 2029.

In 2024, the Qatar E-Commerce Market size is expected to reach USD 4.18 billion.

Carrefour,, Inc., Lulu Hypermarket, AlAnees Qatar and are the major companies operating in the Qatar E-Commerce Market.

In 2023, the Qatar E-Commerce Market size was estimated at USD 3.82 billion. The report covers the Qatar E-Commerce Market historical market size for years: 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. The report also forecasts the Qatar E-Commerce Market size for years: 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028 and 2029.

The legal and regulatory considerations for foreign businesses entering the Qatar E-commerce Market are a) Import regulations b) Data privacy laws c) Licensing requirements for foreign companies to operate in Qatar's e-commerce landscape

Qatar Ecommerce Industry Report

The e-commerce market in Qatar is undergoing a significant transformation, fueled by high internet penetration and a tech-savvy population keen on online shopping. With one of the highest per capita incomes globally, Qataris have the purchasing power to explore a vast array of products and services online, leading to robust growth in various segments, especially fashion and apparel. This surge is driven by the convenience of shopping online, the availability of diverse styles, and a growing interest in luxury brands. Local e-commerce companies in Qatar are playing a pivotal role in this evolution, introducing innovative business models and leveraging technology like AI and augmented reality to enhance the shopping experience. These companies are not only giving global giants a run for their money but are also pivotal in the market's adaptability and growth. Despite challenges like cybersecurity, the market's future looks promising, offering ample opportunities for both local and international e-commerce players. For detailed insights, Mordor Intelligence™ provides comprehensive analysis and forecasts on the Qatar Ecommerce market, including market share, size, revenue growth rate, and a historical overview, available as a free report PDF download.

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Ecommerce Industry in Qatar Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)