Number of Mobile Cellular Subscriptions

This key economic indicator for the Mobile Services sector has been recently updated.

  1. China grew 11.7% of Number of Mobile Cellular Subscriptions in 2018, compared to the previous year.
  2. Since 2013 China Number of Mobile Cellular Subscriptions was up 6% year on year close to 1,641,147,000 Subscriptions.
  3. In 2018 India was number 2 in Number of Mobile Cellular Subscriptions.
  4. In 2018 Madagascar was number 82 in Number of Mobile Cellular Subscriptions attaining 10,654,710 Subscriptions, compared to 93 in 2017.

Top Countries in Number of Mobile Cellular Subscriptions

# 205 Countries Units (Subscriptions) Last YoY 5‑years CAGR
1 China 1,641,147,000 2018 +11.7 % +6.0 % View data
2 India 1,176,021,869 2018 +0.6 % +5.8 % View data
3 United States 404,577,397 2018 +1.1 % +5.4 % View data
4 Indonesia 320,769,951 2018 -26.3 % +0.5 % View data
5 Russia 229,431,008 2018 +0.9 % +1.0 % View data
6 Brazil 207,046,810 2018 -5.1 % -5.3 % View data
7 Japan 177,066,649 2018 +2.5 % +3.7 % View data
8 Nigeria 172,730,603 2018 +19.2 % +6.3 % View data
9 Bangladesh 156,989,177 2018 +4.0 % +6.1 % View data
10 Pakistan 153,986,607 2018 +6.5 % +3.8 % View data
11 Vietnam 140,639,140 2018 +17.2 % +2.6 % View data
12 Thailand 125,098,000 2018 +2.9 % +5.9 % View data
13 Philippines 123,223,287 2018 +6.4 % +3.7 % View data
14 Mexico 117,367,219 2018 +2.7 % +1.9 % View data
15 Germany 107,500,000 2018 -2.0 % +1.4 % View data
16 Egypt 93,784,497 2018 -8.9 % -1.2 % View data
17 Iran 88,722,442 2018 +1.9 % +6.3 % View data
18 South Africa 88,566,977 2018 +0.1 % +2.9 % View data
19 Italy 83,342,486 2018 -0.6 % -3.0 % View data
20 Turkey 80,117,999 2018 +3.0 % +2.8 % View data
21 United Kingdom 78,924,326 2018 -0.3 % +0.1 % View data
22 France 70,455,000 2018 +2.1 % +2.2 % View data
23 South Korea 66,355,778 2018 +4.2 % +4.0 % View data
24 Colombia 64,513,977 2018 +3.7 % +5.1 % View data
25 Myanmar 61,143,964 2018 +27.5 % +55.0 % View data
26 Argentina 58,598,041 2018 -5.3 % -2.8 % View data
27 Spain 54,103,529 2018 +3.0 % +1.5 % View data
28 Ukraine 53,933,592 2018 -3.2 % -2.9 % View data
29 Algeria 51,490,146 2018 +12.3 % +5.4 % View data
30 Poland 51,098,747 2018 +1.3 % -2.1 % View data
31 Kenya 49,501,430 2018 +15.6 % +9.2 % View data
32 Morocco 44,737,885 2018 +1.9 % +1.1 % View data
33 Tanzania 43,497,261 2018 +8.9 % +9.7 % View data
34 Malaysia 42,413,400 2018 +0.2 % -0.3 % View data
35 Saudi Arabia 41,310,584 2018 +2.7 % -4.9 % View data
36 Ghana 40,934,875 2018 +11.4 % +7.9 % View data
37 Peru 40,334,069 2018 +3.6 % +6.3 % View data
38 Ethiopia 39,540,000 2018 -0.1 % +9.0 % View data
39 Nepal 39,178,451 2018 +8.5 % +12.9 % View data
40 Democratic Republic of the Congo 36,470,600 2018 +3.1 % +5.3 % View data
41 Iraq 36,466,941 2018 +9.1 % +2.4 % View data
42 Ivory Coast 33,807,850 2018 +6.5 % +11.8 % View data
43 Canada 33,082,000 2018 +4.4 % +3.1 % View data
44 Sudan 30,100,412 2018 +5.1 % +1.7 % View data
45 Australia 28,279,000 2018 +3.0 % +2.5 % View data
46 Kazakhstan 26,008,000 2018 -2.6 % -3.0 % View data
47 Uzbekistan 25,226,823 2018 +4.0 % +3.3 % View data
48 Chile 25,178,981 2018 +9.4 % +1.3 % View data
49 Uganda 24,472,033 2018 -1.9 % +6.3 % View data
50 Sri Lanka 24,426,026 2018 -13.4 % +3.8 % View data
51 Romania 22,675,000 2018 +1.2 % -0.2 % View data
52 Afghanistan 21,976,355 2018 -8.2 % +5.5 % View data
53 Mali 21,955,565 2018 -0.4 % +2.1 % View data
54 Netherlands 21,200,000 2018 +3.3 % +1.7 % View data
55 Venezuela 20,731,169 2018 -17.4 % -7.7 % View data
56 Guatemala 20,467,520 2018 +2.4 % -1.2 % View data
57 United Arab Emirates 20,081,015 2018 +1.3 % +4.6 % View data
58 Cambodia 19,417,123 2018 +4.5 % -0.8 % View data
59 Burkina Faso 19,339,109 2018 +7.8 % +11.5 % View data
60 Hong Kong 19,124,197 2018 +4.0 % +2.4 % View data
61 Cameroon 17,420,760 2018 -13.5 % +2.1 % View data
62 Syria 16,669,531 2018 +8.3 % +6.3 % View data
63 Senegal 16,559,942 2018 +5.1 % +4.8 % View data
64 Yemen 16,559,171 2018 +7.8 % -0.3 % View data
65 Ecuador 15,772,838 2018 +7.7 % -1.1 % View data
66 Zambia 15,470,270 2018 +15.1 % +8.3 % View data
67 Tunisia 14,769,594 2018 +3.0 % +3.0 % View data
68 Mozambique 14,074,248 2018 +18.5 % +2.6 % View data
69 Angola 13,288,421 2018 -0.3 % NA View data
70 Zimbabwe 12,908,992 2018 -8.4 % -1.1 % View data
71 Czech Republic 12,710,702 2018 +0.6 % -1.5 % View data
72 Sweden 12,476,537 2018 -0.3 % +0.8 % View data
73 Greece 12,170,757 2018 -5.9 % -0.6 % View data
74 Guinea 11,932,000 2018 +2.0 % +9.9 % View data
75 Belgium 11,877,030 2018 -0.7 % -0.7 % View data
76 Portugal 11,859,873 2018 +0.8 % -0.2 % View data
77 Belarus 11,619,651 2018 +1.8 % +0.9 % View data
78 Bolivia 11,445,830 2018 +4.4 % +1.9 % View data
79 Switzerland 11,050,000 2018 -0.3 % NA View data
80 Austria 10,984,000 2018 +1.1 % -3.7 % View data
81 Israel 10,700,000 2018 +1.5 % +2.4 % View data
82 Madagascar 10,654,710 2018 +22.0 % +4.7 % View data
83 Tajikistan 10,348,085 2018 +4.5 % +6.5 % View data
84 Azerbaijan 10,339,700 2018 +2.1 % +0.4 % View data
85 Hungary 10,041,939 2018 +1.0 % -2.8 % View data
86 Turkmenistan 9,800,378 2018 +4.5 % +9.9 % View data
87 Rwanda 9,700,609 2018 +10.0 % +7.7 % View data
88 Benin 9,461,872 2018 +7.8 % -0.3 % View data
89 El Salvador 9,432,925 2018 -0.5 % +1.0 % View data
90 Niger 9,143,475 2018 +4.2 % +5.5 % View data
91 Dominican Republic 8,937,647 2018 +1.9 % -0.6 % View data
92 Jordan 8,731,760 2018 -10.0 % -3.3 % View data
93 Serbia 8,590,000 2018 -0.4 % -1.4 % View data
94 Costa Rica 8,495,585 2018 -3.9 % +3.6 % View data
95 Singapore 8,389,100 2018 +0.1 % -0.1 % View data
96 Bulgaria 8,329,152 2018 -2.4 % -4.5 % View data
97 Kyrgyzstan 7,726,857 2018 +4.8 % +2.8 % View data
98 Honduras 7,588,554 2018 -7.8 % -0.5 % View data
99 Somalia 7,528,164 2018 +5.8 % +7.8 % View data
100 Nicaragua 7,441,527 2018 -9.0 % +1.8 % View data
101 Paraguay 7,439,692 2018 -0.4 % +1.1 % View data
102 Kuwait 7,388,850 2018 +3.5 % +2.9 % View data
103 Finland 7,300,000 2018 -0.1 % -0.3 % View data
104 Slovakia 7,241,702 2018 +1.7 % +3.1 % View data
105 Denmark 7,197,000 2018 +0.9 % +0.5 % View data
106 Malawi 7,076,906 2018 -8.9 % +6.0 % View data
107 Sierra Leone 6,988,220 2018 +5.5 % +11.8 % View data
108 Chad 6,984,130 2018 +9.7 % +8.9 % View data
109 Libya 6,775,618 2018 +12.6 % -7.9 % View data
110 Oman 6,440,889 2018 -7.2 % +2.8 % View data
111 New Zealand 6,400,000 2018 NA +6.1 % View data
112 Haiti 6,399,044 2018 +1.5 % -2.2 % View data
113 Burundi 6,317,965 2018 +6.7 % +20.0 % View data
114 Togo 6,144,507 2018 +1.2 % +7.6 % View data
115 Norway 5,720,892 2018 +0.0 % +0.1 % View data
116 Panama 5,432,789 2018 +2.9 % -2.6 % View data
117 Cuba 5,373,316 2018 +16.5 % +21.9 % View data
118 Georgia 5,339,827 2018 -3.0 % +1.4 % View data
119 Uruguay 5,170,624 2018 +1.4 % -0.4 % View data
120 Republic of the Congo 5,000,000 2018 -1.1 % +1.4 % View data
121 Ireland 4,971,493 2018 +1.5 % +0.4 % View data
122 Lithuania 4,601,889 2018 +5.5 % +0.2 % View data
123 Mauritania 4,566,502 2018 +12.1 % +2.8 % View data
124 Lebanon 4,424,185 2018 +0.6 % +2.6 % View data
125 Croatia 4,388,476 2018 +1.7 % -1.4 % View data
126 Palestine 4,351,658 2018 +8.9 % +6.4 % View data
127 Papua New Guinea 4,224,545 2018 +5.1 % +7.1 % View data
128 Mongolia 4,222,041 2018 +8.6 % +8.0 % View data
129 North Korea 4,054,678 2018 +6.4 % +10.9 % View data
130 Qatar 3,945,978 2018 -1.1 % +3.6 % View data
131 South Sudan 3,672,871 2018 +31.7 % +5.2 % View data
132 Laos 3,662,336 2018 -1.3 % -4.5 % View data
133 Armenia 3,579,257 2018 +2.6 % +1.4 % View data
134 Moldova 3,566,276 2018 -2.6 % -0.7 % View data
135 Bosnia and Herzegovina 3,461,058 2018 +0.6 % -0.2 % View data
136 Botswana 3,381,228 2018 +4.3 % +0.8 % View data
137 Puerto Rico 3,330,286 2018 -1.7 % +1.5 % View data
138 Gambia 3,181,393 2018 +7.3 % +11.5 % View data
139 Liberia 3,028,645 2018 +13.9 % +3.5 % View data
140 Jamaica 2,964,974 2018 -4.1 % +0.8 % View data
141 Gabon 2,930,554 2018 +10.0 % +1.3 % View data
142 Namibia 2,759,293 2018 +3.0 % +0.2 % View data
143 Albania 2,714,878 2018 -25.1 % -5.9 % View data
144 Lesotho 2,515,941 2018 +5.7 % +7.0 % View data
145 Slovenia 2,465,857 2018 +0.9 % +1.6 % View data
146 Bahrain 2,092,714 2018 -11.5 % -1.1 % View data
147 Latvia 2,070,180 2018 -16.0 % -4.1 % View data
148 Macedonia 2,050,793 2018 +2.1 % -1.7 % View data
149 Trinidad and Tobago 1,946,569 2018 -4.1 % +0.0 % View data
150 Estonia 1,924,034 2018 +1.0 % -0.0 % View data
151 Mauritius 1,918,000 2018 +4.3 % +4.6 % View data
152 Guinea-Bissau 1,480,491 2018 +3.2 % +9.5 % View data
153 East Timor 1,309,068 2018 -15.9 % +15.0 % View data
154 Central African Republic 1,291,384 2018 +9.9 % -1.0 % View data
155 Cyprus 1,200,378 2018 +2.0 % +1.8 % View data
156 Montenegro 1,134,412 2018 +8.6 % +2.7 % View data
157 Swaziland 1,092,702 2018 +3.9 % +4.1 % View data
158 Fiji 1,090,321 2018 +5.5 % +3.2 % View data
159 Maldives 857,934 2018 -4.7 % +6.5 % View data
160 Luxembourg 798,600 2018 +0.6 % +0.3 % View data
161 Suriname 752,270 2018 -5.5 % -2.8 % View data
162 Bhutan 703,554 2018 -3.7 % +5.3 % View data
163 Eritrea 688,367 2018 -0.9 % +14.2 % View data
164 Guyana 650,686 2018 +1.2 % +3.2 % View data
165 Malta 615,843 2018 +1.8 % +2.0 % View data
166 Cape Verde 610,328 2018 -0.3 % +4.1 % View data
167 Equatorial Guinea 591,223 2018 +4.4 % +3.0 % View data
168 Brunei 565,949 2018 +3.9 % +3.8 % View data
169 Comoros 498,903 2018 +6.4 % +7.5 % View data
170 Solomon Islands 482,029 2018 +3.6 % +8.3 % View data
171 Iceland 424,720 2018 +3.4 % +3.6 % View data
172 Djibouti 395,037 2018 +5.9 % +10.1 % View data
173 Bahamas 381,591 2018 +7.9 % +5.9 % View data
174 Barbados 351,344 2018 +6.6 % +2.7 % View data
175 Belize 327,629 2018 +36.8 % +13.4 % View data
176 French Polynesia 298,718 2018 +3.8 % +4.2 % View data
177 New Caledonia 285,971 2018 +3.2 % +3.5 % View data
178 Vanuatu 237,449 2018 +4.1 % +13.3 % View data
179 Antigua and Barbuda 190,475 2018 +3.5 % +10.7 % View data
180 Saint Lucia 184,944 2018 +4.7 % -2.7 % View data
181 Seychelles 178,946 2018 +7.0 % +5.5 % View data
182 Sao Tome and Principe 162,610 2018 -6.5 % +5.3 % View data
183 Aruba 154,200 2018 +2.6 % +2.1 % View data
184 Samoa 133,656 2018 +7.6 % +6.0 % View data
185 Grenada 119,629 2018 +5.7 % -2.1 % View data
186 Saint Vincent and Grenadines 105,875 2018 -8.6 % -3.3 % View data
187 Tonga 105,638 2018 -2.1 % +12.9 % View data
188 Cayman Islands 98,823 2018 +2.2 % +0.2 % View data
189 Andorra 82,614 2018 +2.8 % +5.3 % View data
190 Saint Kitts and Nevis 79,097 2018 +2.9 % +0.5 % View data
191 Dominica 75,771 2018 +0.7 % -4.1 % View data
192 Bermuda 63,172 2018 -2.8 % -7.7 % View data
193 Greenland 62,537 2018 +0.5 % +0.7 % View data
194 British Virgin Islands 59,121 2018 -2.3 % +2.0 % View data
195 Faroe Islands 56,995 2018 +1.3 % -0.3 % View data
196 Kiribati 54,000 2018 +17.1 % +22.0 % View data
197 Liechtenstein 47,254 2018 +1.8 % +4.2 % View data
198 Gibraltar 40,000 2018 -2.5 % NA View data
199 San Marino 39,167 2018 +3.1 % +1.3 % View data
200 Monaco 32,689 2018 -0.9 % -1.6 % View data
201 Palau 26,014 2018 +4.5 % +7.7 % View data
202 Federated States of Micronesia 23,652 2018 +2.3 % -5.5 % View data
203 Marshall Islands 16,000 2017 NA NA View data
204 Nauru 10,000 2017 +1.0 % +8.0 % View data
205 Tuvalu 8,440 2018 +5.5 % +19.9 % View data

Source: World Bank

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