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Internet Usage in the Middle East

Middle East Internet Usage & Population Statistics


INTERNET USERS IN THE MIDDLE EAST AND THE WORLD IN 2017

MIDDLE EAST REGION

Population
( 2017 Est. )

Pop. %
of World

Internet Users
30-June-2017

% Population
(Penetration)

Internet
% Users

Facebook
30-Jun-2017

Total Middle East

250,327,574

3.3 %

146,972,123

58.7 %

3.8 %

86,700,000

Rest of the World

7,268,701,396

96.7 %

3,738,595,496

51.4 %

96.2 %

1,891,003,530

WORLD TOTAL

7,519,028,970

100.0 %

3,885,567,619

51.7 %

100.0 %

1,977,703,530

NOTES: (1) Internet Usage and Population Statistics for the Middle East were updated in June 30, 2017. (2) Facebook subscribers were updated also in June 30, 2017. (3) Population estimates are based on data from the United Nations Population Division . (4) The most recent Internet stats come mainly from data published by Nielsen Online , ITU , Facebook and trustworthy local sources. (5) Data on this site may be cited, giving the due credit and establishing an active link back to Internetworldstats.com . Copyright © 2017, Miniwatts Marketing Group. All rights reserved worldwide.


Middle East Internet Penetration


Middle East Internet Users, Population and Facebook Statistics 2017

MIDDLE EAST

Population
( 2017 Est. )

Users, in
Dec/2000

Internet Usage
30-June-2017

% Population
(Penetration)

Internet
% users

Facebook
30-Jun-2017

Bahrain

1,418,895

40,000

1,390,517

98.0 %

0.9 %

1,000,000

Iran

80,945,718

250,000

56,700,000

70.0 %

38.6 %

17,200,000

Iraq

38,654,287

12,500

14,000,000

36.2 %

9.5 %

14,000,000

Israel

8,323,248

1,270,000

6,640,287

79.8 %

4.5 %

4,900,000

Jordan

7,876,703

127,300

6,300,000

80.0 %

4.3 %

4,800,000

Kuwait

4,099,932

150,000

3,214,347

78.4 %

2.2 %

2,300,000

Lebanon

6,039,277

300,000

4,596,494

76.1 %

3.1 %

3,100,000

Oman

4,741,305

90,000

3,310,260

69.8 %

2.3 %

1,500,000

Palestine (State of)

4,928,225

35,000

3,015,088

61.2 %

2.1 %

1,700,000

Qatar

2,338,085

30,000

2,204,580

94.3 %

1.5 %

2,200,000

Saudi Arabia

32,742,664

200,000

24,147,715

73.8 %

16.4 %

18,000,000

Syria

18,906,907

30,000

6,025,631

31.9 %

4.1 %

6,000,000

United Arab Emirates

9,397,599

735,000

8,515,420

90.6 %

5.8 %

8,000,000

Yemen

28,119,546

15,000

6,911,784

24.6 %

4.7 %

2,000,000

TOTAL Middle East

250,327,574

3,284,800

146,972,123

58.7 %

100.0 %

86,700,000

NOTES: (1) The Middle East Internet Statistics and Facebook subscribers data were updated in June 30, 2017. (2) CLICK on each country name to see detailed data for individual countries and regions. (3) The population estimates are based mainly on data from the United Nations Population Division. (4) Internet usage numbers come from various sources and are compiled here, see the site surfing guide for methodology. (5) The most recent usage information comes mainly from the data published by Nielsen Online, ITU , Facebook, and other trustworthy sources. (6) For Internet growth comparison purposes, the Middle East usage data published by ITU for the year 2.000 is provided. (7) Data may be cited, giving the due credit and establishing an active link back to Internet World Stats. Copyright © 2017, Miniwatts Marketing Group. All rights reserved worldwide.


Middle East Internet Participation



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