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Payments and E-Commerce: Eastern Europe & the CIS, 2018/2019 | PPRO

E-Commerce & Retail | Eastern Europe

PPRO has launched its latest addition to the 2018/2019 regional payments and e-commerce reports which focuses on Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).

The report includes the newest facts and figures for 8 high relevance countries in the regions (Bulgaria, Estonia, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Russia & Ukraine). Download the full report and find out a myriad of information about payment behaviour, e-commerce culture, and alternative payment methods.

Key Findings of Payments and E-Commerce in Eastern Europe & the CIS:

  • Russia has the highest number of online population, followed by Kazakhstan.
  • Estonia has the highest smartphone penetration, followed by Russia.
  • Romania has the highest e-commerce growth rate (40%), followed far by Ukraine (31%) and Kazakhstan (24%).
  • Romania (85%) and Ukraine (70%) are the top two countries in using cash, while cards are popular in Latvia (43%).
  • Russia (28%) is the most country in adopting E-Wallets, followed by Latvia (14%) and Estonia (19%).
Payments Methods in Russia 2018/2019 - PPRO

A Pie Chart Shows the Payments Methods in Russia – 2018/2019

Content of the “Payments and E-Commerce in Eastern Europe & the CIS” Report:

  • Eastern Europe: growth tempered by uncertainty
  • 2018/2019 payment trends
  • Payments and E-Commerce in Bulgaria
  • Payments and E-Commerce in Estonia
  • Payments and E-Commerce in Kazakhstan
  • Payments and E-Commerce in Latvia
  • Payments and E-Commerce in Lithuania
  • Payments and E-Commerce in Romania
  • Payments and E-Commerce in Russia
  • Payments and E-Commerce in Ukraine

Number of Pages:

  • 14 Pages


  • Free

PPRO Group

Financial Services

Founded in 2006, PPRO Group is regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority in the UK, headquartered in London and have offices in several European countries. It enables integrated electronic payment processing on a global scale spanning the entire payments value chain from acquiring through to issuing and processing. PPRO Group's team is growing rapidly with a diverse group of over 200 people from 35 nationalities all united in a dynamic culture to deliver the best possible products and services to our partners and customers.PPRO Group has developed a fully combined interactive platform supporting a multitude of national and international payment schemes throughout over 190 countries, giving payment service providers and payment industry partners a single, fast, easy-to-use and customizable interface to the payment methods.


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