Internet Usage Stats Middle East 2013

Middle East Internet Usage Stats [INFORGRAPHIC]

We love this infographic from GoGulf.

It includes some pretty interesting stats on search,social and mobile usage in the MENA region.

Some of its highlihghts include:

  • Internet users = 90 Mil. Estimated to grow to 413 Mil. by 2015.
  • Average internet penetration = 40.2% – Bahrain highest at 77%
  • 100 Million Google searches per day
  • 87% of users access internet at home
  • 34% access internet at work
  • 100 Million Google searches per day
  • 100 Million daily Youtube videos played
  • 4/10 people purchase goods online
  • B2C ecommerce sales $9 Bil 2013 – will reach 15 bilt 2015
  • 88% of popluation use social media daily and 36,000 users flock to Facebook each day
  • Smartphone penetration in Saudi and UAE highest 63% and 61% respectively.

We hope you find it useful…


About Omar Kattan
Omar is MD & Chief Strategy Officer at Sandstorm Digital. His experience includes 10 years in traditional marketing and advertising in the Middle East and a further 10 years at two of the largest media agencies in the UK. Follow Omar on Twitter for updates on the latest in digital, branding, advertising and marketing.

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