Press Release: Asia-Pacific Cross-Border B2C E-Commerce 2015
A new report by Germany-based secondary market research company yStats.com, titled “Asia-Pacific Cross-Border B2C E-Commerce 2015” highlights the cross-border potential of the fast growing online retail market in the Asia-Pacific region. yStats.com’s CEO and founder, Yücel Yelken, mentions that “Asia-Pacific could grow its share of global cross-border B2C E-Commerce sales to nearly one-half within the next five years”. Read more here: https://www.ystats.com/asia-pacific-to-account-for-nearly-half-of-global-cross-border-b2c-e-commerce/ Find the report here: https://www.ystats.com/product/asia-pacific-cross-border-b2c-e-commerce-2015/
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
Transcripts - Press Release: Asia-Pacific Cross-Border B2C E-Commerce 2015
Hamburg, August 24th
Asia-Pacific to Account for Nearly Half of Global Cross-Border B2C E-Commerce
A new report by Germany-based secondary market research company yStats.com, titled “Asia-Pacific Cross-Border B2C
E-Commerce 2015” highlights the cross-border potential of the fast growing online retail market in the Asia-Pacific region.
yStats.com’s CEO and founder, Yücel Yelken, mentions that “Asia-Pacific could grow its share of global cross-border B2C E-
Commerce sales to nearly one-half within the next five years”.
Asia-Pacific is the largest region in the world in online retail sales and continues to grow rapidly. Cross-border online
shopping is an important trend in this region, which is reported to have the potential to account for nearly half of all cross-border B2C
E-Commerce sales worldwide in 2020. Cross-border online shopper penetration throughout the region varied from a low one-digit
percentage in Indonesia to a high of over two-thirds in Australia, as of the beginning of 2015.
China is the key destination of both cross-border online imports and exports. Close to a third of active online shoppers
made purchases across borders in China last year, while China itself ranked at least in the top 3 online shopping destinations of
consumers in countries such as Russia, Brazil, and many others. China’s major E-Commerce companies, Alibaba and JD.com, compete
on both fields, using their marketplaces to enable foreign merchants to access Chinese online consumers and China-based merchants
to access overseas online shoppers.
Another major B2C E-Commerce market, Japan, has intense cross-border online trade with China and the USA, with cross-
border B2C E-Commerce exports to these countries from Japan outweighing imports in 2014. In South Korea, as well, the USA and
China were the top two destinations for cross-border online shoppers last year, while the most purchased product categories were
clothing and health supplements. The emerging Southeast Asian markets also participate in the cross-border trend, led by
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