List of countries by number of mobile phones in use

Last updated on 14 September 2017

This list ranks the countries of the world by the number of mobile phones in use. Note that it is not the number of phone devices that are being given here, but the number of phone numbers in a country. While this difference may not affect the figures of the developed countries given below, many people in many developing countries have multiple SIM cards installed: For example, in the table below, China is shown as #1 based on the number of phone numbers there. The actual number of phones (devices) in China is probably about 60% of this figure.

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 1,321,930,000 1,371,220,000 96.40 December 2016[3][4]
2 India India 1,186,790,005 1,311,050,530 92.03 July 2017[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 September 2013[8]
7 Nigeria Nigeria 167,371,945 177,155,754 94.5 February 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 November 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 July 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 December 2015[25]
16 Italy Italy 88,580,000 60,790,400 147.4 December 2013[26]
17 United Kingdom United Kingdom 83,100,000 64,100,000 129.6 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 December 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[33]
23 Colombia Colombia 57,900,472 49,375,617 118.9 2017[34][35][36]
24 Ukraine Ukraine 57,505,555 45,579,904 126.0 December 2013[37]
25 Argentina Argentina 56,725,200 40,134,425 141.34 2013[38]
26 South Korea South Korea 56,004,887 50,219,669 111.5 2014[39]
27 Spain Spain 55,740,000 47,265,321 118.0 February 2013[40]
28 Poland Poland 47,153,200 38,186,860 123.48 2013[41][42]
29 Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia 46,000,000 27,137,000 169.5 June 2013[43]
30 Morocco Morocco 44,450,000 33,818,662 131 2015[44]
31 Peru Peru 34,235,000 31,179,417 109.8 2015[45]
32 Algeria Algeria 33,000,000 35,000,000 94.2 2013[46]
33 Venezuela Venezuela 32,019,086 30,163,157 106.15 2014[47]
34 Malaysia Malaysia 30,379,000 28,250,000 143.8 April 2014[48]
35 Nepal Nepal 29,051,673 26,620,020 109.65 April 2016[49]
36 Taiwan Taiwan 28,610,000 23,197,947 123.33 September 2013[50]
37 Canada Canada 28,250,000 35,675,834 79.1 2014[51]
38 Kenya Kenya 28,080,000 42,000,000 71.3 2013[52]
39 Romania Romania 26,000,000 21,438,000 123.45 December 16, 2010 [53]
40 Sri Lanka Sri Lanka 22,123,000 20,771,000 107 December 2014[54]
41 Chile Chile 21,000,000 17,094,270 122.9 December 2013[55]
42 Australia Australia 20,570,000 23,490,700 87.6 November 2014[56][57]
43 Netherlands Netherlands 20,000,000 16,515,057 121.1 November 2013[58]
44 Ethiopia Ethiopia 18,000,000 85,000,020 21.8 December 2013[59]
45 Guatemala Guatemala 17,571,895 14,713,763 119.4 June 2013[60]
46 Hong Kong Hong Kong 17,445,581 7,264,100 240.2 March 2015[61][62]
47 United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates 17,132,724 8,410,763 203.7 November 2014[63]
48 Ecuador Ecuador 15,900,000 14,300,000 111.18 January 2013[64]
49 Sweden Sweden 14,500,000 9,906,331 146.4 June 2016[65]
50 Zimbabwe Zimbabwe 13,518,887 13,060,000 103.5 January 2014 [66]
51 Portugal Portugal 13,400,000 10,562,178 126.87 November 2013
52 Belgium Belgium 11,822,000 10,414,000 113.6 2013
53  Hungary 11,561,890 9,908,798 116.7 November 2013[67]
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 2015[68]
57 Costa Rica Costa Rica 8,300,000[69] 4.872.000 156[70] June 2017[69]
58 Singapore Singapore 8,106,700 5,399,000 150.1 January 2015[71]
59 Azerbaijan Azerbaijan 7,000,000 5,543,819 126.2 February 2008[72]
60 Denmark Denmark 7,000,000 5,700,000 127.5 2013[12]
61 Panama Panama 6,900,000 3,405,813 202.5 July 2013[73]
62 Jordan Jordan 6,010,000 5,950,000 101.0 March 2010[74]
63 Republic of Ireland Ireland 5,770,638 4,581,269 125.9 2015 [75]
64 Lithuania Lithuania 4,940,000 2,955,986 167.1 2nd quarter of 2013 [76] [77]
65  New Zealand 4,761,000 4,500,000 111.1 2013[12]
66 Mongolia Mongolia 3,500,000 2,980,000 117.4 2013[78]
67 Lebanon Lebanon 2,720,000 4,224,000 64.4 October 2010[79]
68 Latvia Latvia 2,579,000 1,986,705 129.8 July 2015[80]
69 North Korea North Korea 3,000,000 24,451,285 12.3 2015[81]
70 Estonia Estonia 1,904,000 1,265,420 150.5 July 2015[82]
71 Cuba Cuba 1,300,000 11,200,000 11.6 December 2011[83]
72 Montenegro Montenegro 1,117,500 620,029 180.23 September 2015[84]
73 Malta Malta 554,651 452,515 122.57 June 2013[85]

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