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Breakdown of U.S. online advertising revenue in 2019, by format

In 2019, close to half of all online ad revenue in the United States was generated through search advertising. About a third of the revenue came from online banners that year.

Digital advertising in the United States

In 2019, online advertising in the United States generated a total revenue of about 124 billion U.S. dollars. U.S. internet ad revenue has been increasing steadily since 2009 and has grown by about 15 percent compared to 2018. Alongside revenue, the country’s digital ad expenditures have also been increasing each year steadily, reaching nearly 130 billion U.S. dollars in 2019. This amount is estimated to surpass 200 billion U.S. dollars by 2023.

Distribution of digital ad budgets

According to U.S. agencies and marketers, roughly 29 percent of their digital advertising budget went to mobile video advertising in 2018. Another 31 percent of those budgets went to desktop video, indicating the importance of the medium on both platforms. The budget share devoted to mobile video format was expected to further grow by about two percent in 2019.

Breakdown of online advertising revenue in the United States in 2019, by format

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Release date

May 2020


United States

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Supplementary notes

* Other includes: “classifieds,” “lead generation,” “Audio,” and “unspecified other.”
Amounts might not equal 100 percent due to rounding and omission of minor categories.

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