Human Development Data for the Arab States

Internet users (per 100 people)

Internet users are people with access to the worldwide network.

Source: International Telecommunication Union, World Telecommunication/ICT Development Report and database, and World Bank estimates.


Country/Region 1980 1990 2000 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Algeria .. 0 0.5 5.8 7.4 9.5 10.2 11.2 12.5
Bahrain .. 0 6.2 21.3 28.2 32.9 52 53 55
Comoros .. 0 0.3 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 5.1
Djibouti .. 0 0.2 1 1.3 1.6 2.3 4 6.5
Egypt .. 0 0.6 11.7 12.6 16.1 18 24.3 26.7
Iraq .. 0 .. 0.7 0.9 0.9 1 1.1 2.5
Jordan .. 0 2.6 12.8 13.8 20 23.2 26.5 38.9
Kuwait .. 0 6.7 25.9 28.8 31.6 34.3 36.9 38.3
Lebanon .. 0 8 10.1 15 18.7 22.5 23.7 31
Libya .. 0 0.2 3.9 4.3 4.7 5.1 5.5 5.7
Mauritania .. 0 0.2 0.7 1 1.4 1.9 2.3 2.9
Morocco .. 0 0.7 15.1 19.8 21.5 33.1 41.3 49
Occupied Palestinian Territory .. 0 1.2 15.9 18.1 20.6 23.7 31.3 36.4
Oman .. 0 3.5 6.7 8.3 16.7 20 51.5 62.6
Qatar .. 0 4.9 24.7 29 37 38 43 69
Saudi Arabia .. 0 2.2 12.7 19.5 30 36 38 41
Somalia .. 0 0 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.2 ..
Sudan .. 0 0 1.3 8.1 8.7 10.2 .. ..
Syrian Arab Republic 0 0 0.2 5.7 7.9 16.7 6.5 13.8 20.7
Tunisia .. 0 2.7 9.5 12.8 16.9 27.3 33.8 36.6
United Arab Emirates .. 0 23.6 40 52 61 72 75 78
Yemen .. 0 0.1 1.1 1.3 5 6.9 10 10.9
Arab States .. 0 1.2 8.1 10.9 14.4 17 22.4 26.5
East Asia & Pacific (developing only) .. 0 1.9 8.4 10.2 14.4 19.3 24 29.9
Europe & Central Asia (developing only) .. 0 2 12.9 15.5 20.9 24.6 28.4 36.8
Latin America & Caribbean (developing only) .. 0 3.8 16.5 20.7 23.7 26.4 30.7 33.9
Least Developed Countries: UN classification .. 0 0.1 1 1.8 2.3 3 3.3 4.4
OECD Members .. 0.2 27.8 54.1 56.6 61.8 63.8 67 69.8
South Asia .. 0 0.5 2.6 3.1 4.5 5.5 6.3 8.4
Sub-Saharan Africa (developing only) .. 0 0.5 2.3 3.6 4.2 6.5 9.3 10.9
World .. 0 6.8 15.9 17.7 20.8 23.6 26.8 30.5


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