Number of mobile app downloads worldwide in 2016, 2017 and 2021 (in billions)

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App downloads in billions
2016149.3
2017*197
2021*352.9
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This statistic presents a forecast for the number of mobile app downloads worldwide in 2016, 2017 and 2021. In 2016, consumers downloaded 149.3 billion mobile apps to their connected devices. In 2021, this figure is projected to grow to 352.9 billion app downloads. The most-downloaded non-gaming app publishers in the Google Play Store in February 2017 were Facebook, WhatsApp and Google. Facebook ranked first with over 140 million monthly app downloads worldwide. Mobile games are also set to generate a large volume of app downloads to mobile devices - all of the leading gaming app publishers in the Google Play Store had double-digit download figures without any signs of slowing down.

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