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Number of internet users in Arab region rises 23% in 2 yrs

Friday 12 October 2012 | 13:26 CET | News
The number of active users of the internet in the Arab region has increased by 23 percent in the last two years, which is 1.6 times higher than the world average of 13 percent growth, according to Hatem Samman, director of Ideation Centre at Booz and Company. The Arab Digital Generation (ADG) constitutes 4 percent of the globally digital active users generation, Gulf News reported. Up to 90 million Arabs aged 15 to 35 years use the internet. It is expected that by 2030, about 38 percent of the Arab population will be using the internet. Samman was referring to a survey conducted by the company of 3,127 respondents from Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, Jordan, Lebanon, UAE, Algeria and Egypt.

Samman said that Arabs read more news on the internet compared with others, stressing that 260 million are globally digitally active. Samman said social media account memberships have increased by 20-30 percent in the Arab world in the last two years, adding that the UAE has the highest penetration of online purchasees which is 12 per cent compared with a world average of 20 per cent. In 2006-2011, the number of internet users increased to a great extent.

This is reflected by the high percentage of Youtube playbacks in the Arab world compared with the rest of the world. Eight-five percent of internet users in Saudi Arabia use YouTube, 83 percent in the UAE and 74 percent in Egypt. The overall figure for YouTube users in the Mena is 167 million.


Categories: Internet
Companies: YouTube
Countries: Middle East
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