Global internet advertising spending 2007-2022, by format

In 2019, search advertising spending stood at nearly 106.5 billion U.S. dollars worldwide. This amount is projected to grow to about 132 billion U.S. dollars by 2022. Display advertising, which reached 161 billion U.S. dollars, accounted for the largest ad spend share in 2019.

Digital ads in selected countries worldwide

In 2018, the United States spent just over 100 billion U.S. dollars on digital ads, which was more than what China, the United Kingdom, Japan, and Germany spent combined. The United Kingdom was the leading European country in terms of digital ad expenditure. In the first half of 2019, the country spent roughly 3.7 billion GBP (4.8 billion U.S. dollars) on search advertising, specifically.

Digital ads in the United States

In 2019, retail-related products and services made up about 22 percent of all digital ads in the United States, meaning the retail industry accounted for the largest share of the total digital ad spend that year. Other significant industries on the list included automotive, financial services, and computing products & consumer electronics.

Internet advertising spending worldwide from 2007 to 2022, by format

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December 2019



Survey time period

2007 to 2019

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