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Internet Usage in the Middle East

Middle East Internet Usage & Population Statistics


INTERNET USERS IN THE MIDDLE EAST AND IN THE WORLD

MIDDLE EAST REGION

Population
( 2014 Est. )

Pop. %
of World

Internet Users,
31-Dec-2013

% Population
(Penetration)

Internet
% Users

Facebook
31-Dec-2012

Total Middle East

231,062,860

3.2 %

103,829,614

44.9 %

3.7 %

23,811,620

Rest of the World

6,950,795,759

96.8 %

2,698,649,320

38.8 %

96.3 %

952,132,340

WORLD TOTAL

7,181,858,619

100.0 %

2,802,478,934

39.0 %

100.0 %

975,943,960

NOTES: (1) Internet Usage and Population Statistics for the Middle East were updated for December 31, 2013. (2) Facebook subscribers were updated for December 31, 2012. (3) Population estimates are based on data contained mainly in the US Census Bureau and Official Local Bureaus. (4) The most recent Internet stats come mainly from data published by Nielsen Online , ITU , Facebook and other trustworthy sources. (5) Data on this site may be cited, giving the due credit and establishing an active link back to InternetWorldStats.com . Copyright © 2014, Miniwatts Marketing Group. All rights reserved worldwide.


Middle East Internet Penetration


Middle East Internet Users, Population and Facebook Statistics

MIDDLE EAST

Population
( 2014 Est. )

Users, in
Dec/2000

Internet Usage
31-Dec-2013

% Population
(Penetration)

Internet
% users

Facebook
31-Dec-2012

Bahrain

1,314,089

40,000

1,182,680

90.0 %

1.1 %

413,200

Iran

80,840,713

250,000

45,000,000

55.7 %

43.3 %

n/a

Iraq

32,585,692

12,500

2,997,884

9.2 %

2.9 %

2,555,140

Israel

7,821,850

1,270,000

5,537,870

70.8 %

5.3 %

3,792,820

Jordan

6,528,061

127,300

2,885,403

44.2 %

2.8 %

2,558,140

Kuwait

2,742,711

150,000

2,069,650

75.5 %

2.0 %

890,780

Lebanon

4,136,895

300,000

2,916,511

70.5 %

2.8 %

1,587,060

Oman

3,219,775

90,000

2,139,540

66.4 %

2.1 %

584,900

Palestine (West Bk.)

2,731,052

35,000

1,512,273

55.4 %

1.5 %

966,960

Qatar

2,123,160

30,000

1,811,055

85.3 %

1.7 %

671,720

Saudi Arabia

27,345,986

200,000

16,544,322

60.5 %

15.9 %

5,852,520

Syria

22,597,531

30,000

5,920,553

26.2 %

5.7 %

n/a

United Arab Emirates

9,206,000

735,000

8,101,280

88.0 %

7.8 %

3,442,940

Yemen

26,052,966

15,000

5,210,593

20.0 %

5.0 %

495,440

Gaza Strip

1,816,379

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

TOTAL Middle East

231,062,860

3,284,800

103,829,614

44.9 %

100.0 %

23,811,620

NOTES: (1) The Middle East Statistics were updated for December 31, 2013. (2) Facebook subscribers data is for December 31, 2012. (3) CLICK on each country name to see detailed data for individual countries and regions. (4) The population estimates are based mainly on data from the US Census Bureau. (5) Internet usage numbers come from various sources and are compiled here, see the site surfing guide for methodology. (6) The most recent usage information comes mainly from the data published by Nielsen Online, ITU , Facebook, and other trustworthy sources. (7) 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 © 2014, Miniwatts Marketing Group. All rights reserved worldwide.


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