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MENA ecommerce by the numbers

In 2013, 30m people were shopping online in MENA according to PayPal. This was an increase of 65% from 2011.

Saudi Arabia was the top buying country in a region of high average income per capita (e.g. more than $100k in Qatar).

But what of the rest of the region? How does it compare with the rest of the world and what sort of numbers are we talking about?

In this post I’ve rounded up some stats shared by the COO of Aramex, Iyad Kamal, at MetaPack’s Delivery Conference this week.

Ecommerce stats: online shopping in the Middle East

The Middle East and North Africa edition of our Internet Statistics Compendium has seen some interesting updates over the past few months, with some fascinating insights into ecommerce across the region.

This post gives a general overview of the online retail numbers and brands which are proving significant in the Middle East. For further details of the many specific trends and developments within respective MENA markets, check out the latest edition of our ISC