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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 2019

MIDDLE EAST REGION

Population
( 2019 Est. )

Pop. %
of World

Internet Users
31-Mar-2019

% Population
(Penetration)

Internet
% Users

Facebook
31-Dec-2017

Total Middle East

258,356,867

3.3 %

175,502,589

67.9 %

3.9 %

116,482,942

Rest of the World

7,457,866,342

96.7 %

4,360,746,219

58.5 %

96.1 %

2,029,875,628

WORLD TOTAL

7,716,223,209

100.0 %

4,536,248,808

58.8 %

100.0 %

2,146,358,570

NOTES: (1) Internet Usage and Population Statistics for the Middle East were updated in June 31, 2019. (2) Facebook subscribers were updated for Dec 31, 2018. (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 © 2019, Miniwatts Marketing Group. All rights reserved worldwide.


Middle East Internet Penetration


Middle East Internet Users, Population and Facebook Statistics 2019

MIDDLE EAST

Population
( 2019 Est. )

Users, in
Dec/2000

Internet Usage
30-June-2019

% Population
(Penetration)

Internet
% users

Facebook
31-Dec-2018

Bahrain

1,637,896

40,000

1,615,620

98.6 %

0.9 %

1,100,000

Iran

82,503,583

250,000

62,702,731

76.0 %

35.7 %

40,000,000

Iraq

40,412,299

12,500

19,947,510

49.4 %

11.4 %

17,000,000

Israel

8,583,916

1,270,000

7,002,759

81.6 %

4.0 %

5,800,000

Jordan

10,069,794

127,300

8,700,000

86.4 %

5.0 %

5,300,000

Kuwait

4,248,974

150,000

4,231,978

99.6 %

2.4 %

3,100,000

Lebanon

6,065,922

300,000

5,546,494

91.4 %

3.2 %

3,600,000

Oman

5,001,875

90,000

4,011,004

80.2 %

2.3 %

2,630,000

Palestine (State of)

5,186,790

35,000

3,381,787

65.2 %

1.9 %

1,700,000

Qatar

2,743,901

30,000

2,734,297

99.6 %

1.6 %

2,300,000

Saudi Arabia

34,140,662

200,000

31,856,652

93.3 %

18.2 %

18,000,000

Syria

18,499,181

30,000

6,335,969

34.2 %

3.6 %

4,900,000

United Arab Emirates

9,682,088

735,000

9,532,016

98.5 %

5.4 %

8,700,000

Yemen

29,579,986

15,000

7,903,772

26.7 %

4.5 %

2,352,942

TOTAL Middle East

258,356,867

3,284,800

175,502,589

67.9 %

100.0 %

116,482,942

NOTES: (1) The Middle East Internet Statistics and Facebook subscribers data were updated for June 30, 2019. (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 © 2019, Miniwatts Marketing Group. All rights reserved worldwide.


Middle East Internet Participation



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