Social Media Usage in the Middle East and North Africa in 2013 [INFOGRAPHIC]

94% of the Middle East’s Social Media Users Are on Facebook

The following infographic from ictQATAR shows social media usage stats for Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn in the Middle East and North Africa region.  The Social Media in the Middle East: The Story of 2013 also highlights some interesting stats in the region.

Social Media Statistics in Middle East and North Africa Region Infographics

Below are some of the key takeaways:


- 56 million Total active users
- 28 million (web), 15 million (mobile) daily login
- Egypt has the largest number of Facebook users
- UAE has the highest penetration rate

Twitter (March 2013)

- 3,766,160 – Total active users (those who logs in at least once a month)
- 5,564,890 tweets – Estimated number of tweets per day
- Nearly 3/4 of all MENA tweets are in Arabic
- Saudi Arabic has the highest Twitter penetration of anywhere in the world


- 285 million videos viewed daily
- Second highest regional consumption in the world
- Two hours of video are uploaded every minute
- Saudi Arabia, Egypt and UEA lead the number of playbacks
- 50% of all views in the KSA are via mobile

- 5.8 million users in 2012
- 10 million in 2013

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