2018

Middle East/Africa

A lack of good broadband penetration, low incomes, and a cultural reliance on cash means that the Middle East and Africa region is not currently ideal for digital wallet growth. The region is sharply divided in terms of digital commerce readiness, so a laser-focused approach on specific countries is likely to be the best strategy.

Mobile Growth 2013-2017

+9.3%

Growth of remote mobile purchases as % of total digital purchases*

*Data Includes these select countries in the region: Saudi Arabia, South Africa, United Arab Emirates.

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Middle East/Africa

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DIGITAL WALLET OPPORTUNITY RANK

GDP

$0.0T

POPULATION

000,000,000

% OF HOUSEHOLDS WITH MOBILE PHONES

00%

% OF POPULATION BUYING AND SELLING ONLINE

00%

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TOTAL PAYPAL ACTIVE USERS (2017)

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