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

Source: World Bank

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