Saudi Arabia 2016 Economy and Demographics

This report takes a look at Saudi Arabia's current economic and demographic situation. Covering topics such as Population, Internet Usage, GDP growth and more, this report provides a comprehensive look at modern day Saudi Arabia

Demographics

Population

In 2016 the population of KSA continued to grow reaching a total of 31.5 million people. The growing population is expected to have a positive impact on the ecommerce category across the first.

Internet Users

In 2016 the number of internet users in KSA continued to grow reaching a total of 20.8 million users. The growing number of internet users is helping to expand the online shopping in KSA and is expected to have a positive impact on ecommerce in general across the country.

KSA
Google +
Facebook
Snapchat
LinkedIn
Twitter
YouTube
Instagram
Pinterest
I do not use social media

Social Media

In 2016 the most popular social networks for KSA were Facebook and YouTube. Interestingly 4% of the population in KSA still did not use any form of social media.

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Online Buyers

In 2016 the number of online buyers in KSA continued to grow reaching a total of 12 million users. The growing number of online buyers is helping to expand the online shopping in KSA and is expected to have a positive impact on ecommerce in general across the country.

Online Age Group

In 2016 the online age group for KSA is largely concentrated within the 30 to 34 age group accounting for 25% of online users. The 18 to 24 age group is the least active online making up just 12% of the online population in KSA.

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Income Level

In 2016 the income levels for online users in KSA were largely concentrated at $533 to $1,065 per month accounting for 24% of users. The $2,666+ per month is the least concentrated making up just 10% of the online population in KSA.

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Gender

In 2016 most active gender online for KSA was males accounting for 68% of online users.

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Mobile Phone Penetration

In 2016 the number of smartphone users in KSA continued to grow reaching a total of 65.2 users. The growing number of smartphone users is helping to expand the online shopping in KSA and is expected to have a positive impact on ecommerce in general across the country.

KSA
Bags
Books
Cameras
Clothes
Collectibles, Fun stuff
Flight tickets
Home
Home appliances
Home furnishings
Laptops
Mobile Phones
Other
Paying utilities bills
Perfumes
Shoes
TVs
Tablet PCs
Virtual goods
Watches

Top Buying Categories

In 2016 the top shopping categories for KSA were Clothes and Flight tickets and Mobile Phones while the least popular were TVs and Home and Other.

KSA
Cash on Delivery
Credit card
Credit card instalments plan
Debit card
Net Banking
Other
Prepaid Cash cards

Preferred Payment Method

In 2016 the most popular payment methods in KSA were Cash on Delivery and Credit card and Prepaid Cash cards.

Economy

GDP

In 2016 the GDP for KSA was $646.00b.

GDP / Capita

In 2016 the GDP per capita for KSA was $20.50k.

Unemployment

In 2016 the unemployment rate for KSA was 11.4%.

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