List of countries by number of mobile phones in use

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

Rankings Country or regions Number of mobile phones Population Connections/100 citizens Date of evaluation
 World 7,000,000,000+ 7,324,782,000 96 2015[1][2]
1 China China 1,660,000,000 1,364,270,000 93.2 October 2014[3][4]
2 India India 1,034,253,328 1,295,291,543 81.35 30 April 2016[4][5]
3 United States United States 327,577,529 317,874,628 103.1 April 2014[6][7]
4 Brazil Brazil 284,200,000 201,032,714 141.3 May 2015[8][9]
5 Russia Russia 256,116,000 142,905,200 155.5 July 2013[8][10]
6 Indonesia Indonesia 236,800,000 237,556,363 99.68 Ministry of Communication and Informatics of Indonesia September 2013[8]
7 Nigeria Nigeria 167,371,945 177,155,754 94.5 Feb 2014[11]
8 Japan Japan 146,649,600 127,300,000 115.2 2013[12]
9 Pakistan Pakistan 133,283,043 180,854,781 77 Nov 2015[13][14][15][16]
10 Bangladesh Bangladesh 131,376,000 157,497,000 84.95 June 2016[17][18][19][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 Mexico Mexico 101,339,000 112,322,757 90.2 Jul. 2013[23]
14 Iran Iran 96,165,000 73,973,650 130 February 2013[24]
15 Egypt Egypt 93,670,000 87,120,000 107.17 Egypt Ministry of Communications & IT, December 2015[25]
16 Italy Italy 88,580,000 60,790,400 147.4 Dec. 2013[26]
17 United Kingdom United Kingdom 83,100,000 64,100,000 129.6 Q4 2013[27]
18 Vietnam Vietnam 72,300,000 90,549,390 79 October 2013[28]
19 Turkey Turkey 72,200,000 79,463,663 92.5 2015[29][30]
20 France France 72,180,000 63,573,842 114.2 Dec. 2013[31]
21 Thailand Thailand 69,000,000 67,480,000 105 2015[32]
22 South Africa South Africa 59,474,500 50,586,757 117.6 2013 GSM African Mobile Observatory report [33]
23 Ukraine Ukraine 57,505,555 45,579,904 126.0 Dec. 2013[34]
24 Colombia Colombia 57,327,472 48,202,617 118.9 2015[35][36]
25 Argentina Argentina 56,725,200 40,134,425 141.34 2013[37]
26 South Korea South Korea 56,004,887 50,219,669 111.5 2014[38]
27 Spain Spain 55,740,000 47,265,321 118.0 Feb. 2013[39]
28 Poland Poland 47,153,200 38,186,860 123.48 2013[40][41]
29 Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia 46,000,000 27,137,000 169.5 Jun 2013[42]
30 Morocco Morocco 44,450,000 33,818,662 131 2015[43]
31 Peru Peru 34,235,000 31,179,417 109.8 2015[44]
32 Algeria Algeria 33,000,000 35,000,000 94.2 2013[45]
33 Venezuela Venezuela 32,019,086 30,163,157 106.15 2014[46]
34 Malaysia Malaysia 30,379,000 28,250,000 143.8 Apr 2014[47]
35 Nepal Nepal 29,051,673 26,620,020 109.65 Apr. 2016[48]
36 Taiwan Taiwan 28,610,000 23,197,947 123.33 September 2013[49]
37 Canada Canada 28,217,707 35,675,834 79.1 Q3 2014[50]
38 Kenya Kenya 28,080,000 42,000,000 71.3 2013[51]
39 Romania Romania 26,000,000 21,438,000 123.45 December 16, 2010 [52]
40 Sri Lanka Sri Lanka 22,123,000 20,771,000 107 Dec. 2014[53]
41 Chile Chile 21,000,000 17,094,270 122.9 Dec. 2013[54]
42 Australia Australia 20,570,000 23,490,700 87.6 c. November 2014[55][56]
43 Netherlands Netherlands 20,000,000 16,515,057 121.1 Nov. 2013[57]
44 Ethiopia Ethiopia 18,000,000 85,000,020 21.8 Dec. 2013[58]
45 Guatemala Guatemala 17,571,895 14,713,763 119.4 Jun. 2013[59]
46 Hong Kong Hong Kong 17,445,581 7,264,100 240.2 March 2015[60][61]
47 United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates 17,132,724 8,410,763 203.7 Nov 2014[62]
48 Ecuador Ecuador 15,900,000 14,300,000 111.18 Jan. 2013[63]
49 Zimbabwe Zimbabwe 13,518,887 13,060,000 103.5 January 2014 [64]
50 Portugal Portugal 13,400,000 10,562,178 126.87 November 2013
51 Sweden Sweden 12,000,000 9,851,017 121.8 1H2015[65]
52 Belgium Belgium 11,822,000 10,414,000 113.6 2013[citation needed]
53  Hungary 11,561,890 9,908,798 116.7 Nov. 2013[66]
54 Bulgaria Bulgaria 10,454,400 7,200,000 145.2 2013[12]
56 Israel Israel 9,701,200 7,900,000 122.8 2013[12]
56 Finland Finland 9,470,000 5,487,308 172.6 2H 2015[67]
57 Singapore Singapore 8,106,700 5,399,000 150.1 Jan 2015[68]
58 Azerbaijan Azerbaijan 7,000,000 5,543,819 126.2 February 2008[69]
59 Denmark Denmark 7,000,000 5,700,000 78.7 November 2009
60 Panama Panama 6,900,000 3,405,813 202.5 July 2013[70]
61 Jordan Jordan 6,010,000 5,950,000 101.0 March 2010[71]
62 Republic of Ireland Ireland 5,770,638 4,581,269 125.9 Q1 2015 [72]
63 Lithuania Lithuania 4,940,000 2,955,986 167.1 End of Q2 2013 (Tentative)[73] [74]
64  New Zealand 4,761,000 4,500,000 111.1 2013[12]
65 Mongolia Mongolia 3,500,000 2,980,000 117.4 2013[75]
66 Lebanon Lebanon 2,720,000 4,224,000 64.4 Oct 2010[76]
67 Latvia Latvia 2,579,000 1,986,705 129.8 July 2015 (est)[77]
68 North Korea North Korea 2,000,000 24,451,285 8.3 April 2013[78]
69 Estonia Estonia 1,904,000 1,265,420 150.5 Jul 2015 (est)[79]
70 Cuba Cuba 1,300,000 11,200,000 11.6 December 2011[80]
71 Montenegro Montenegro 1,117,500 620,029 180.23 September 2015[81]
72 Malta Malta 554,651 452,515 122.57 June 2013[82]

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