Benelux is a region in Western Europe. It consists of Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg, hence the name BeNeLux. Benelux was formed in 1944 to promote free movement of workers, capital, services, and goods in the region. Here on this page, you can read more about ecommerce in Benelux.
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Almost 30 million people live in the Benelux, where Dutch and French are the official languages for its institutions. Most of these people (17.2 million) live in the Netherlands and 82 percent of the Benelux population lives in an area where Dutch is the official language.
Ecommerce in Benelux dominated by Dutch online retailers
Ecommerce in the Benelux is mainly dominated by Dutch online retailers, who not only are very present in the Dutch ecommerce, but also in the Belgian ecommerce: Bol.com and Coolblue are the two biggest online retailers in Belgium.
Ecommerce in Belgium
Ecommerce in Belgium was worth 10.67 billion euros in 2018. To read more about the Belgian online retail industry, please check out our information page about ecommerce in Belgium.
Ecommerce in the Netherlands
The Netherlands are the biggest ecommerce market in the Benelux region. Online sales in this country were worth 23.7 billion euros in 2018. To read more about the Dutch online retail industry, please check out our information page about ecommerce in the Netherlands.
Ecommerce in Luxembourg
Luxembourg is a very small country, with an equally small ecommerce industry. The country’s ecommerce industry was worth 797 million euros in 2018. To read more about the Luxembourgian online retail industry, please check out our information page about ecommerce in Luxembourg.