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Four out of five Germans use e-mail

Wednesday 30 July 2014 | 13:11 CET | News
Nearly four out of five people in Germany, or 78 percent, send or receive electronic mail messages, according to ICT federation Bitkom. This ranks Germany seventh in the European Union, according to Eurostat, where the average is 67 percent. The Netherlands tops the last with 90 percent of people using e-mail, while Romania comes bottom at 42 percent. In 2003, 44 percent of Germans used e-mail, rising to 67 percent in 2008.

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