Social Media Advertising

United States

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  • Revenue in the Social Media Advertising segment amounts to US$26,605m in 2018.
  • Revenue is expected to show an annual growth rate (CAGR 2018-2022) of 22.8%, resulting in a market volume of US$60,494m by 2022.
  • The average revenue per Internet user currently amounts to US$96.80.
  • The revenue in the Social Media Advertising segment currently corresponds to 0.1% of the country's GDP.
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Social Media advertising includes all ad revenue generated by social networks or business networks such as Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn. Ads in social networks can appear as sponsored posts within organic content or besides the newsfeed.

Social advertising does not include revenue generated from membership-subscriptions or premium fees.

All figures refer to gross values.
in-scope
  • All ad spending generated by social networks
  • Sponsored posts
  • Other advertisements in social networks
out-of-scope
  • Revenue generated from membership-subscriptions or premium fees
Digital Advertising Report 2017 - Social Media Advertising

Digital Advertising Report 2017 - Social Media Advertising

Statista Digital Market Outlook - Segment Report
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Ad Spending (2018)
+42.9% yoy
US$26,605m
Ad Spending per Internet User (2018)
+41.6% yoy
US$96.80

Ad Spending Spending Development

in the Social Media Advertising market in million US$ in percent

Reading Support Ad spending in the Social Media Advertising segment amounts to US$26,605m in 2018. Reading Support The Social Media Advertising segment is expected to show a ad spending growth of 34.5% in 2019.

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Ad Spending per Internet User

in the Social Media Advertising market in US$

Reading Support The average ad spending per Internet user in the Social Media Advertising segment is US$96.80 in 2018.

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Ad Spending as percentage of GDP

in the Social Media Advertising market in percent

Reading Support The ad spending in the Social Media Advertising segment corresponds to 0.1% of the country's GDP in 2018.

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Global Comparison

in the Social Media Advertising market in million US$

Reading Support With a market volume of US$26,605m in 2018, most ad spending is generated in the United States.

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Key Market Indicators

The following Key Market Indicators give an overview of the demographic, economic and technological development of the selected region on the basis of general KPIs. The calculation of Statista’s Market Outlook is based on a complex market-driver logic including over 400 region-specific data sets.

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Internet penetration in %
Percentage of individuals in the selected region using the internet | Source: Statista
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GDP (current) in US$
Gross domestic product (in current prices, constant exchange rate) of the selected region per capita | Source: IMF
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Households in m
Total number of households in the selected region. | Source: Statista
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Population in m
Number of individuals (all ages) living in the selected region, the data reflect the United Nation's medium variant of World Population Prospects | Source: UN
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0-14 years in m
Number of individuals (age 0-14) living in the selected region, the data reflect the United Nation's medium variant of World Population Prospects | Source: UN
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15-24 years in m
Number of individuals (age 15-24) living in the selected region, the data reflect the United Nation's medium variant of World Population Prospects | Source: UN
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25-34 years in m
Number of individuals (age 25-34) living in the selected region, the data reflect the United Nation's medium variant of World Population Prospects | Source: UN
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35-44 years in m
Number of individuals (age 35-44) living in the selected region, the data reflect the United Nation's medium variant of World Population Prospects | Source: UN
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45-54 years in m
Number of individuals (age 45-54) living in the selected region, the data reflect the United Nation's medium variant of World Population Prospects | Source: UN
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55+ years in m
Number of individuals (age 55 and older) living in the selected region, the data reflect the United Nation's medium variant of World Population Prospects | Source: UN
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Consumer spending (current) in US$
Average consumer spending per capita of private households in the selected region (in current prices, constant exchange rate) | Source: Statista
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Foodstuffs, beverages in US$
Consumer spending per capita for food and non-alcoholic beverages (according to the Classification of Individual Consumption Purposes, COICOP) in the selected region (in current prices, constant exchange rate). The COICOP definition varies from the market definitions employed in the Consumer Market Outlook. It covers all private household spendings meant for consumption at home. In contrast, the Food market in the Consumer Market Outlook covers only certain segments of processed food and excludes for example fresh food, oils and fats and some other items. The markets for Alcoholic, Non-Alcoholic and Hot Drinks in turn not only include sales for at-home consumption (off-trade) but also sales to the on-trade sector (restaurants, bars, cafés) that are valued at wholesale prices. | Source: Statista
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Alcohol, tobacco in US$
Consumer spending per capita for alcoholic beverages, tobacco and narcotics (according to the Classification of Individual Consumption Purposes, COICOP) in the selected region (in current prices, constant exchange rate). The COICOP definition varies from the market definitions employed in the Consumer Market Outlook. It covers all private household spendings meant for consumption at home. The market for Alcoholic, Non-Alcoholic and Hot Drinks not only include sales for at-home consumption (off-trade) but also sales to the on-trade sector (restaurants, bars, cafés) that are valued at wholesale prices. | Source: Statista
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Clothing, footwear in US$
Consumer spending per capita for clothing and footwear (according to the Classification of Individual Consumption Purposes, COICOP) in the selected region (in current prices, constant exchange rate). Included are both consumption of goods as well as services (cleaning and cobblers). | Source: Statista
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Housing in US$
Consumer spending per capita for housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels (according to the Classification of Individual Consumption Purposes, COICOP) in the selected region (in current prices, constant exchange rate) | Source: Statista
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Household in US$
Consumer spending per capita for furnishings, household equipment and routine maintenance of the house (according to the Classification of Individual Consumption Purposes, COICOP) in the selected region (in current prices, constant exchange rate) | Source: Statista
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Health in US$
Consumer spending per capita for health (according to the Classification of Individual Consumption Purposes, COICOP) in the selected region (in current prices, constant exchange rate) | Source: Statista
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Transport in US$
Consumer spending per capita for transport (according to the Classification of Individual Consumption Purposes, COICOP) in the selected region (in current prices, constant exchange rate). This group inlcudes the purchase of vehicles, maintenenace of vehicles as well as transportation services. | Source: Statista
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Communication in US$
Consumer spending per capita for communication (according to the Classification of Individual Consumption Purposes, COICOP) in the selected region (in current prices, constant exchange rate) | Source: Statista
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Recreation, culture in US$
Consumer spending per capita for recreation and culture (according to the Classification of Individual Consumption Purposes, COICOP) in the selected region (in current prices, constant exchange rate) | Source: Statista
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Education in US$
Consumer spending per capita for education (according to the Classification of Individual Consumption Purposes, COICOP) in the selected region (in current prices, constant exchange rate) | Source: Statista
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Restaurants, hotels in US$
Consumer spending per capita for restaurants and hotels (according to the Classification of Individual Consumption Purposes, COICOP) in the selected region (in current prices, constant exchange rate) | Source: Statista
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Other in US$
Consumer spending per capita for miscellaneous goods and services (according to the Classification of Individual Consumption Purposes, COICOP) in the selected region (in current prices, constant exchange rate). These include personal care products and services, personal items like watches and jewellery as well as all other products and services not mentioned elsewhere. | Source: Statista
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Telecommunication
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Average connection speed in kbits/s
Average internet connection speed in Kbits/s. | Source: Akamai, Statista
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Broadband subscriptions per 100 capita
Number of-fixed broadband subscriptions per 100 inhabitants. | Source: World Bank, Statista
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Smartphone penetration in %
Percentage of individuals from the total population using a smartphone on a monthly basis | Source: Statista
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Hardware market
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Per-capita volume mobile phones in units
Average per capita sales of mobile phones in units | Source: Statista
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Per-capita volume laptops in units
Average per capita sales of laptops and tablets in units | Source: Statista
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Per-capita volume desktop PCs in units
Average per capita sales of Desktop-PCs in units. | Source: Statista
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Per-capita revenue mobile phones in US$
Average revenue of mobile phones per capita | Source: Statista
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Per-capita revenue laptops in US$
Average revenue of laptops and tablets per capita. | Source: Statista
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Per-capita revenue desktop PCs in US$
Average revenue of Desktop-PCs per capita. | Source: Statista
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Tablet penetration in %
Percentage of individuals from the total population using a tablet on a monthly basis | Source: Statista
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Social media usage
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Social media penetration in %
Percentage of individuals from the total population using social media applications on a monthly basis | Source: Statista
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Facebook users in m
Monthly active Facebook users. | Source: Statista
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Source: Statista, November 2018
Source: Statista, November 2018, based on IMF, World Bank, UN and Eurostat
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