Global internet penetration rate from 2009 to 2017, by region

Loading statistic...
AfricaArab StatesAsia PacificCISEuropeAmericas
© Statista 2017

Show further information

Show sources information

AdvertisementTableau Software
About This Statistic

The statistic shows the global internet penetration rate from 2009 to 2017. In 2012, internet penetration in Africa was was the worldwide lowest at 10 percent and grew to 21.8 percent in 2017. As of that year, Europe had the highest internet penetration among individuals with 79.6 percent of the population accessing the internet. As of 2017, the total global internet reach translated to more than 3.5 billion internet users worldwide.

Special Functions
Download as ...
Graphic (PNG)
Excel (XLS)
PowerPoint (PPT)
Research Alerts
Download started
Please be patient - this may take a moment

Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $588 / Year

Statistics on "Internet usage in India"

  • Online audiences
The most important statistics
  • Usage
  • Social media
  • Mobile internet
The most important statistics
  • E-commerce

Statista for Your Company: The Research and Analysis Tool

  • Product Film
  • Statistics
  • Downloads

Our Premium Statistics - facts for your business

Currently, Statista provides more than 1 million statistics.
93 percent (all Premium content) are exclusively accessible via our professional accounts.

Unlimited access

As a Statista Premium customer, you receive unlimited access to all statistics at all times. Including downloads of data in the most common formats (XLS, PDF & PNG). Create relevant and significant statistics in no time.

You are in good company

Further Content: Statistics, Studies, and Topic Pages

Our Business Solutions: Save Time and Money



per year
Your advantages
  • Full access to all our statistics
  • Download as XLS, PDF & PNG
  • Relevant data: complete source information
All functions of our platform illustrated face-to-face
  • Learn how Statista supports your company
  • Extensive tour across the whole portal
  • Personal guidance by our support team
The knowledge database for your company
  • All functions of the Premium Account
  • Access to dossiers, forecasts and studies
  • Access to our international database
  • Publishing rights and other exclusive functions