Canada books, movies, music & games e-retail share 2017-2024

The statistic shows the Canadian e-retail share of physical book, music and video sales from 2017 to 2024. Physical media sales were expected to account for 7.2 percent of total retail e-commerce sales in Canada in 2024, down from 7.8 percent in 2019.

Physical books, movies, music & games sales as percentage of total retail e-commerce sales in Canada from 2017 to 2024

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Release date

July 2020



Survey time period

2017 to 2020

Special properties

excluding digital sales; forecast adjusted for expected impact of COVID-19

Supplementary notes

The eCommerce market segment Books, Movies, Music & Games covers the sale of physical media, for example books, DVDs, CDs, Blu-ray discs and computer/console games via a digital channel. However, digital media that are purchased as a download or via a subscription to a streaming service is part of a separate segment (see: Digital Media). One of the most important providers in the market segment Books, Movies, Music & Games is the US Internet-based retailer All monetary figures refer to the annual gross revenue and do not factor in shipping costs.

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