Percentage of internet users who go online on their mobile phones : Saudi Arabia 47% – UAE 50% – Kuwait 40% – Morocco 23% – Egypt 47% – MENA Average 45%
The Internet Penteration in the GCC 61%
The internet Penetration in Kuwait is 62%
Some 42% in the GCC region occasionally purchase products and services online, approximately twice as many as the other parts of the Middle East
The proportion of respondents in the Gulf that regularly purchase online (15%) is higher than in other parts of the Middle East
Significantly higher proportion of respondents in the GCC have bought cinema tickets online: 22% compared to 14% for the Middle East overall
Over two-thirds of consumers (68%) in the Gulf states have a payment card, significantly higher than for other parts of the Middle East
The proportion of consumers who have made an online purchase with a payment card is highest in the Gulf at 90%
The proportion of respondents in Gulf without an internet-enabled phone is just 15%, significantly lower than for the Middle East overall and other regions in MENA
Twice as many respondents in the Gulf undertake online banking on their phone, compared to the Middle East overall
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