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Internet users using mobile payment methods in Africa 2019, by country

As of the third quarter of 2020, Kenya was the leading country in Africa for adoption of mobile payment methods. In this country, 30.7 percent of internet users used to make mobile payments on a monthly basis. Kenya also reached the global average during 2020, which stood at 30.9 percent. South Africa and Nigeria followed, with 24.6 percent and 24.1 percent of internet users, respectively. Compared to the revious year, the number of people using mobile payment methods experienced a significant increase.

Share of internet users using mobile payment methods in selected countries in Africa compared to the global average as of 2019

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Release date

January 2021


Worldwide, Africa

Survey time period

Q3 2019 and Q3 2020

Age group

16-64 years

Supplementary notes

E.g. Apple Pay or Samsung Pay.

Figures on the usage of mobile payment methods are on a monthly basis.
Data from several publications by the same source.

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