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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 2020

MIDDLE EAST REGION

Population
( 2020 Est. )

Pop. %
of World

Internet Users
31-Mar-2020

% Population
(Penetration)

Internet
% Users

Facebook
31-Mar-2020

Total Middle East

260,991,690

3.3 %

183,212,099

70.2 %

4.0 %

133,193,286

Rest of the World

7,535,624,020

96.7 %

4,402,366,619

58.4 %

96.0 %

2,029,875,628

WORLD TOTAL

7,796,615,710

100.0 %

4,585,578,718

58.8 %

100.0 %

2,264,726,721

NOTES: (1) Internet Usage and Population Statistics for the Middle East were updated in March 31, 2020. (2) Facebook subscribers were updated for March 31, 2020. (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 © 2020, Miniwatts Marketing Group. All rights reserved worldwide.


Middle East Internet Penetration


Middle East Internet Users, Population and Facebook Statistics 2020

MIDDLE EAST

Population
( 2020 Est. )

Users, in
Dec/2000

Internet Usage
31-Mar-2020

% Population
(Penetration)

Internet
% users

Facebook
31-Mar-2020

Bahrain

1,701,575

40,000

1,615,620

94.9 %

0.9 %

1,352,500

Iran

83,992,949

250,000

67,602,731

80.5 %

36.9 %

40,000,000

Iraq

40,222,493

12,500

21,276,000

52.9 %

11.6 %

22,030,000

Israel

8,655,535

1,270,000

7,002,759

80.9 %

3.8 %

5,920,000

Jordan

10,203,134

127,300

8,700,000

85.3 %

4.7 %

5,755,000

Kuwait

4,270,571

150,000

4,231,978

99.1 %

2.3 %

4,093,000

Lebanon

6,825,445

300,000

5,546,494

81.3 %

3.0 %

3,967,000

Oman

5,106,626

90,000

4,011,004

78.5 %

2.2 %

2,635,400

Palestine (State of)

5,101,414

35,000

3,381,787

66.3 %

1.8 %

2,677,000

Qatar

2,881,053

30,000

2,942,000

99.6 %

1.6 %

2,942,000

Saudi Arabia

34,813,871

200,000

31,856,652

91.5 %

17.4 %

23,720,000

Syria

17,500,658

30,000

7,609,286

43.5 %

4.2 %

7,609,286

United Arab Emirates

9,890,402

735,000

9,532,016

96.4 %

5.2 %

8,737,000

Yemen

29,825,964

15,000

7,903,772

26.5 %

4.3 %

2,552,100

TOTAL Middle East

260,991,690

3,284,800

183,212,099

70.2 %

100.0 %

133,193,286

NOTES: (1) The Middle East Internet Statistics and Facebook subscribers data were updated for March 31, 2020. (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 © 2020, Miniwatts Marketing Group. All rights reserved worldwide.


Middle East Internet Participation



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