Qatar Leads The Smart Phone Penetration In The Middle East

Smartphones represent 40% of total impressions in the Middle East, which is 45% higher than the global average, according to a report by InMobi. Smartphone penetration in the Middle East region is projected to grow up to 39% by 2015. Mobile transactions already represents 10% of e-commerce (similar to the rest of the world), according to a research by PayPal shows that with a 6 times growth in the next 4 years, m-commerce will represent close to 20% in the Middle East in 2015. This means that while purchasing via desktop/laptop remains dominant, there is a mobile mind-shift occurring with the rise of tablet and smartphone penetration. Smartphone Penetration By Country Users in Qatar have caught the smartphone bug. To give the benefit of doubt, Qatar has a significantly smaller population and that could be the reason why it top the below table.


Penetration %age

Qatar 75%
UAE 73%
Saudi Arabia 60%
Jordan 50%
Egypt 26%
Morocco 16%
Below is an infographic developed by Go-Gulf summarizing the latest stats and trends on Smart Phone


2 Responses to “Qatar Leads The Smart Phone Penetration In The Middle East”

  1. Raj
    September 26, 2014 at 9:21 pm #

    Hi Mr. Kapil Bhatia you never mentioned about Kuwait share


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