Global internet penetration rate from 2009 to 2017, by region

Global internet penetration rate 2009-2017, by region 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.
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AfricaArab StatesAsia PacificCISEuropeAmericas
20094.7%21.4%18.9%23.3%63.2%46.1%
20106.7%24.4%22.5%33.5%66.6%48.6%
20118.2%26.5%25.2%39.5%67.8%51%
201210%30.1%28%49.4%70%55%
201312.1%32.8%31.1%54.4%71.7%55.9%
201414.5%36.3%34.8%58.2%73.8%58.1%
201517.6%39.7%38.3%62%75.3%62.1%
201619.9%41.8%41.5%65.1%77.9%64%
2017*21.8%43.7%43.9%67.7%79.6%65.9%
AfricaArab StatesAsia PacificCISEuropeAmericas
20094.7%21.4%18.9%23.3%63.2%46.1%
20106.7%24.4%22.5%33.5%66.6%48.6%
20118.2%26.5%25.2%39.5%67.8%51%
201210%30.1%28%49.4%70%55%
201312.1%32.8%31.1%54.4%71.7%55.9%
201414.5%36.3%34.8%58.2%73.8%58.1%
201517.6%39.7%38.3%62%75.3%62.1%
201619.9%41.8%41.5%65.1%77.9%64%
2017*21.8%43.7%43.9%67.7%79.6%65.9%

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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.
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July 2017
Region
World
Survey time period
2009 to 2017
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