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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 2018

MIDDLE EAST REGION

Population
( 2018 Est. )

Pop. %
of World

Internet Users
31-Dec-2017

% Population
(Penetration)

Internet
% Users

Facebook
31-Dec-2017

Total Middle East

254,438,981

3.3 %

164,037,259

64.5 %

3.9 %

116,482,942

Rest of the World

7,380,319,981

96.7 %

3,995,403,425

54.1 %

96.1 %

2,002,577,210

WORLD TOTAL

7,634,758,428

100.0 %

4,159,440,684

54.5 %

100.0 %

2,119,060,152

NOTES: (1) Internet Usage and Population Statistics for the Middle East were updated in December 31, 2017. (2) Facebook subscribers were updated also in Dec 31, 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 www.internetworldstats.com . Copyright © 2018, Miniwatts Marketing Group. All rights reserved worldwide.


Middle East Internet Penetration


Middle East Internet Users, Population and Facebook Statistics 2018

MIDDLE EAST

Population
( 2018 Est. )

Users, in
Dec/2000

Internet Usage
31-Dec-2017

% Population
(Penetration)

Internet
% users

Facebook
31-Dec-2017

Bahrain

1,566,993

40,000

1,535,653

98.0 %

1.0 %

1,100,000

Iran

82,011,735

250,000

56,700,000

69.1 %

34.6 %

40,000,000

Iraq

39,339,753

12,500

19,000,000

48.3 %

11.6 %

17,000,000

Israel

8,452,841

1,270,000

6,740,287

79.7 %

4.1 %

5,800,000

Jordan

9,903,802

127,300

8,700,000

87.8 %

5.3 %

5,300,000

Kuwait

4,197,128

150,000

4,104,347

97.8 %

2.5 %

3,100,000

Lebanon

6,093,509

300,000

5,546,494

91.0 %

3.4 %

3,600,000

Oman

4,829,946

90,000

3,310,260

68.5 %

2.0 %

2,630,000

Palestine (State of)

5,052,776

35,000

3,055,088

60.5 %

1.9 %

1,700,000

Qatar

2,694,849

30,000

2,644,580

98.1 %

1.6 %

2,300,000

Saudi Arabia

33,554,343

200,000

30,257,715

90.2 %

18.4 %

18,000,000

Syria

18,284,407

30,000

6,025,631

33.0 %

3.7 %

4,900,000

United Arab Emirates

9,541,615

735,000

9,385,420

98.4 %

5.7 %

8,700,000

Yemen

28,915,284

15,000

7,031,784

24.3 %

4.3 %

2,352,942

TOTAL Middle East

254,438,981

3,284,800

164,037,259

64.5 %

100.0 %

116,482,942

NOTES: (1) The Middle East Internet Statistics and Facebook subscribers data were updated in December 31, 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 © 2018, Miniwatts Marketing Group. All rights reserved worldwide.


Middle East Internet Participation



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