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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 2021

MIDDLE EAST REGION

Population
( 2021 Est. )

Pop. %
of World

Internet Users
31-MAR-2021

% Population
(Penetration)

Internet
% Users

Facebook
31-MAR-2021

Middle East

265,587,661

3.4 %

199,845,130

75.2 %

3.9 %

145,441,200

Rest of World

7,610,177,926

96.6 %

4,969,930,477

65.3 %

96.1 %

2,657,706,684

WORLD TOTAL

7,875,765,587

100.0 %

5,169,775,607

65.6 %

100.0 %

2,803,147,884

NOTES: (1) Internet Usage and Population Statistics for the Middle East were updated in March 31, 2021. (2) Facebook subscribers were updated for Mar 31, 2021. (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 © 2021, Miniwatts Marketing Group. All rights reserved worldwide.


Middle East Internet Penetration


Middle East Internet Users, Population and Facebook Statistics 2021

MIDDLE EAST

Population
( 2021 Est. )

Users, in
Dec/2000

Internet Usage
31-MAR-2021

% Population
(Penetration)

Internet
% users

Facebook
31-MAR-2021

Bahrain

1,748,296

40,000

1,707,533

97.7 %

0.9 %

1,495,900

Iran

85,028,759

250,000

78,086,663

91.8 %

39.3 %

40,000,000

Iraq

41,179,350

12,500

24,525,000

59.6 %

12.3 %

25,520,000

Israel

8,789,774

1,270,000

7,002,759

79.7 %

3.5 %

6,200,000

Jordan

10,269,021

127,300

8,700,000

84.7 %

4.4 %

6,386,000

Kuwait

4,328,550

150,000

4,256,466

98.3 %

2.1 %

4,227,000

Lebanon

6,769,146

300,000

5,546,494

81.9 %

2.8 %

4,160,000

Oman

5,223,375

90,000

4,011,004

76.8 %

2.0 %

2,963,700

Palestine (State of)

5,222,748

35,000

3,381,787

64.8 %

1.7 %

3,116,000

Qatar

2,930,528

30,000

3,056,000

104.3 %

1.5 %

2,935,000

Saudi Arabia

35,340,683

200,000

31,856,652

90.1 %

16.0 %

26,280,000

Syria

18,275,702

30,000

8,500,000

46.5 %

4.3 %

8,500,000

United Arab Emirates

9,991,089

735,000

10,316,000

103.3 %

5.2 %

10,316,000

Yemen

30,490,640

15,000

7,903,772

25.9 %

4.0 %

3,341,600

TOTAL Middle East

265,587,661

3,284,800

199,845,130

75.2 %

100.0 %

145,441,200

NOTES: (1) The Middle East Internet Statistics and Facebook subscribers data were updated for March 31, 2021. (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 © 2021, Miniwatts Marketing Group. All rights reserved worldwide.


Middle East Internet Participation



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