Philippines: number of internet users 2017-2023

The internet became widely available in the Philippines in 1994, which led to a slowly developing internet savvy consumers in the country. In 2018, the number of internet users in the Philippines grew to almost 70 million people, accounting for more than half of the total population. The digital population mostly belong to the age group of 16 years old and above.

Digital penetration

Going digital is inevitable and a lot - if not all services are now available online. Accessing the internet is now the most popular tool for consumers in the Philippines. The merchandise value of the internet economy helped to boost industries because of their presence online, making the marketing of the services and products much easier. Booking travels, selling products, online media, transport, and food deliveries are the thriving businesses in the Philippines through the digitalization.

Digital devices

For accessing the internet, consumers in the Philippines utilize several devices. However, mobile devices especially mobile phones leading device for consumers to access the internet. The importance of this device to the Filipinos is to provide not just communication but also the access to information. In fact, a quarter of the population used their mobile phone in 2018 to access the internet, and it is forecasted to grow and penetrate almost half of the population by 2023.

Number of internet users in the Philippines from 2017 to 2023

Number of internet users in millions
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Release date

February 2019



Survey time period

2017 to 2018

Supplementary notes

* Forecast.
Individuals of any age who use the internet from any location via any device at least once per month

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