France: internet user penetration 2014-2017

In 2013, it was estimated that the share of internet users in France would grow from about 75 percent in 2014 to 77 percent in 2017. As of 2018, almost 90 percent of French had used the Internet for the last time within the last three months. Moreover, the share of people having never used the Internet continuously decreased between 2010 and 2018. 

Mobile Internet usage

  In addition to this evolution, accessing the internet using a mobile phone has become a common habit as well: in 2018, more than six out of ten respondents consulted the Internet via a mobile phone. Most of the French declared using the mobile internet for writing on mobile messengers or watching videos.

Time spent on the Internet in France

The average daily time spent online in France depicts the importance of the Internet in everyday life: the French were expected to spend more than an hour and a half on the Internet using a computer a day in 2018, and almost as much via a mobile device. When asked how much time they could spend without using the Internet, most French people answered either half a day or one day.

Internet user penetration in France from 2014 to 2017

Share of population
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Release date

December 2013



Survey time period

2014 to 2017

Special properties

Monthly active users

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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