List of countries by number of mobile phones in use

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This list ranks the existing countries of the world by the number of mobile phones in use.


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Rank Country or region Number of mobile phones Population Connections/100 citizens Data evaluation date
-  World 6,800,000,000+ 7,012,000,000[1] 97 2013[2][3]
01 China China 1,227,360,000[4] 1,349,585,838[5] 89.2 December 2013[4]
02 India India 904,510,000 1,220,800,359[6] 74.09 31 March 2014[7]
03 United States United States 327,577,529 317,874,628[8] 103.1 April 2014[9]
04 Brazil Brazil 273,583,000 201,032,714[10] 136.45 March 2014[11]
05 Russia Russia 256,116,000 142,905,200[10] 155.5 July 2013[12]
06 Indonesia Indonesia 236,800,000 237,556,363 99.68 September 2013[10]
07 Nigeria Nigeria 167,371,945 177,155,754 94.5 Feb 2014[13]
08 Pakistan Pakistan 140,000,000[14] 180,854,781[15] 77[16][17] July 2014[18]
09 Japan Japan 121,246,700 127,628,095 95.1 June 2013[19]
10 Bangladesh Bangladesh 114,808,000 165,039,000 69.5 January 2014[20]
11 Germany Germany 107,000,000 81,882,342 130.1 2013[21]
12 Philippines Philippines 106,987,098 94,013,200 113.8 October 2013[22]
13 Iran Iran 96,165,000 73,973,000 130 February 2013[23]
14 Mexico Mexico 92,900,000 112,322,757 82.7 Dec. 2011[24]
15 Italy Italy 88,580,000 60,090,400 147.4 Dec. 2013[25]
16 United Kingdom United Kingdom 75,750,000 61,612,300 122.9 Dec. 2013[26]
17 Vietnam Vietnam 72,300,000 90,549,390 79 October 2013[27]
18 France France 72,180,000 63,573,842 114.2 Dec. 2013[28]
19 Egypt Egypt 92,640,000 82,120,000 112.81 Egypt Ministry of Communications & IT, August 2013[29]
20 Thailand Thailand 69,000,000 65,001,021 105 2013[30]
21 Turkey Turkey 68,000,000 75,627,384 89.9 2013[31]
22 Ukraine Ukraine 57,505,555 45,579,904 126.0 Dec. 2013[32]
23 Spain Spain 55,740,000 47,265,321 118.0 Feb. 2013[33]
25 South Korea South Korea 52,510,000 48,580,000 110[34] 2013[35]
25 Argentina Argentina 56,725,200 40,134,425 141.34 2013[36]
26 Poland Poland 47,153,200 38,186,860[37] 123.48 2013[38]
27 Colombia Colombia 49,066,359 47,000,000 104.4 2013[39]
28 South Africa South Africa 59,474,500 50,586,757 117.6 2013 GSM African Mobile Observatory report [40]
29 Algeria Algeria 33,000,000 35,000,000 94.2 2013[41]
30 Taiwan Taiwan 28,610,000 23,197,947 123.33 September 2013[42]
31 Kenya Kenya 28,080,000 42,000,000 71.3 2013[43]
32 Venezuela Venezuela 27,400,000 28,200,000 98.0 2013[citation needed]
33 Peru Peru 33,000,000 30,000,000 110.0 Oct. 2013[44]
34 Romania Romania 22,800,000 21,438,000 108.5 March 20[citation needed]
35 Canada Canada 26,543,780 34,466,423 74.1 Q3 2012[45]
36 Morocco Morocco 36,550,000 31,968,361 113.6 Q1 2013[46]
37 Netherlands Netherlands 20,000,000 16,515,057 121.1 Nov. 2013[47]
38 Australia Australia 30,200,000[48] 22,700,000[49] 133.0 December 2013
39 Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia 46,000,000 27,137,000 169.5 Jun 2013[50]
40 Malaysia Malaysia 30,379,000 28,250,000 143.8 Apr 2014[51]
41 Chile Chile 21,000,000 17,094,270 122.9 Dec. 2013[52]
42 Nepal Nepal 18,240,670 26,620,020 86.82 Apr. 2014[53]
42 Ethiopia Ethiopia 18,000,000 85,000,020 21.8 Dec. 2013[54]
43 Guatemala Guatemala 17,571,895 14,713,763 119.4 Jun. 2013[55]
44 Sri Lanka Sri Lanka 17,359,312 21,000,000 80.95 Dec. 2013[56]
45 Ecuador Ecuador 15,900,000 14,300,000 111.18 Jan. 2013[57]
46 Portugal Portugal 13,400,000 10,562,178 126.87 November 2013
47 Hong Kong Hong Kong 17,098,440 7,219,700[58] 236.8 March 2014[59]
48 Belgium Belgium 11,822,000 10,414,000 113.6 2013[citation needed]
49  Hungary 11,561,890 9,908,798 116.7 Nov. 2013[60]
50 United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates 11,540,040 8,264,070 139.6 Nov 2013[61]
51  Sweden 11,194,000 9,103,788 122.9 (July 2012 est.)
52 Bulgaria Bulgaria 10,655,000 7,600,000 140.2 2008[62]
53 Israel Israel 9,319,000 7,310,000 127.5 2008[62]
54 Singapore Singapore 8,063,000 5,312,400 151.8 August 2013[63]
55 Denmark Denmark 7,000,000 5,543,819 126.2 February 2008[64]
56 Azerbaijan Azerbaijan 7,000,000 8,900,000 78.7 November 2009
57 Jordan Jordan 6,010,000 5,950,000 101.0 March 2010[65]
58  New Zealand 4,620,000 4,252,277 108.6 2008[66]
59 Estonia Estonia 2,070,000 1,294,486 159.9 2012[67]
60 Lebanon Lebanon 2,720,000 4,224,000 64.4 Oct 2010[68]
61 Lithuania Lithuania 4,940,000 2,955,986[69] 167.1 End of Q2 2013 (Tentative)[70]
62 Cuba Cuba 1,300,000 11,200,000 11.6 December 2011[71]
63 North Korea North Korea 2,000,000 24,451,285 8.3 April 2013[72]
64 Panama Panama 6,900,000 3,405,813 202.5 July 2013[73]
- Malta Malta 452,515 554,651 122.57 June 2013[74]

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