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Share of daily time spent online via mobile and PC 2013-2019

In 2019, mobile devices drew even with PCs and laptops in terms of daily online usage. This represents a change from 2016, where mobile still only accounted for 40 percent of global daily online time. Amongst other things, the continued strong growth of mobile internet usage can be attributed to the proliferation of low-cost smartphones in mobile-first digital markets.

Distribution of daily time spent online via mobile and PC by internet users worldwide from 2013 to 2019

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Release date

July 2019



Survey time period

2013 to 2019

Number of respondents

1,717,699 respondents

Age group

16 to 64 years

Special properties

internet user

Method of interview

Omnibus survey

Supplementary notes

Original question; "On an average day, how long to you spend online on a mobile/PC/laptop/tablet?"

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