Internet Usage in The Middle East – Statistics and Trends [Infographic]

August 2, 2013

Internet use is growing in the Middle East; over 40% of the population is now connected to the internet.The number of internet users is to reach 413 Million by 2015. Take a look at the following Infographic “Internet Usage In The Middle East” for the latest internet usage statistics and trends in the Middle East.

Internet Usage in The Middle East – Statistics and Trends [Infographic]

Internet Usage in The Middle East – Statistics and Trends

Infographic by- GO-Gulf.ae

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The estimated number of internet users in the Middle East is 90 million; this figure is estimated to reach 413 million by 2015

The overall internet penetration in the Middle East is 40.2%

Top 10 Middle East Countries by Internet Penetration

Saudi Arabia60.0%

The average broadband speed in Middle East grew 20 percent from 2011 to 2012, from 3.1 Mbps to 3.7 Mbps.

87% of internet users across the Middle Eastand North Africa(MENA) access the internet from home.34% of users in MENA access the Internet from work.

13% of MENA search queries come from mobile devices

Around 50% of search queries arising from the Middle East are in Arabic

Every day in MENA, there are 100 million Google searches, 36000 new Facebook users, 100 million YouTube videos are played, and an hour’s video is uploaded to YouTube every minute.

4 out of 10 internet users in the Middle East purchase goods online

B2C eCommerce sales in MENA will reach an estimated $15 billion in 2015 (up from $9 billion in 2012)

88% of the Middle East online population uses social networking sites daily

There are more than 36000 new Facebook users arising every day from MENA

Saudi Arabia and the UAE have the highest rates of smartphone penetration, at 63% and 61%

In 2012, 10% of the Middle East’s consumer internet traffic came from mobile devices; this is estimated to reach 31% by 2017.

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