Audiobooks - Asia

  • Asia
  • In 2024, the Audiobooks market in Asia is forecasted to reach €2.09bn in revenue.
  • The market is anticipated to experience a compound annual growth rate (CAGR 2024-2029) of 10.99%, leading to a market volume of €3.52bn by 2029.
  • By 2029, the number of readers in the Asian Audiobooks market is expected to reach 1.1bn users.
  • User penetration is projected to be 20.6% in 2024 and is likely to increase to 24.2% by 2029.
  • The average revenue per user (ARPU) is forecasted to be €2.23.
  • When compared globally, the in the United States is poised to generate the highest revenue in the Audiobooks market, with €3,161.00m in 2024.
  • In Asia, the Audiobooks market is experiencing rapid growth, with demand fueled by the increasing popularity of digital platforms like Storytel in India.

Key regions: China, Asia, Europe, United States, Japan

Comparación de regiones


Data coverage:

The data encompasses B2C enterprises. Figures are based on the Audiobooks market, which comprises all revenues generated by subscriptions, digital or physical audiobooks in form of CDs or Tonies. Revenues are also based on app spendings.

Modeling approach / market size:

The market size is determined through a bottom-up approach. We use annual financial reports of the market-leading companies and industry associations, third-party studies and reports, survey results from our primary research (e.g., Consumer Insights), as well as performance factors (e.g., user penetration, price per product, usage) to analyze the markets. To estimate the market size for each country individually, we use relevant key market indicators and data from country-specific industry associations, such as various macroeconomic indicators, historical developments, current trends, and reported performance indicators of key market players. In particular, we consider average prices and annual purchase frequencies.


We apply a variety of forecasting techniques, depending on the behavior of the relevant market. For instance, the S-curve function and exponential trend smoothing are well suited for forecasting digital products and services due to the non-linear growth of technology adoption. The main drivers are GDP per capita, consumer spending per capita, 4G coverage and internet penetration.

Additional notes:

The data is modeled using current exchange rates. The market is updated twice a year in case market dynamics change. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is considered at a country-specific level. The data is modeled using current exchange rates. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the Russia-Ukraine war are considered at a country-specific level. The market is updated twice a year. In some cases, the data is updated on an ad hoc basis (e.g., when new, relevant data has been released or significant changes within the market have an impact on the projected development). Consumer Insights data is reweighted for representativeness.

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