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18 statistics that explore the growth of mobile money

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MEF’s recently published Mobile Money Report supported by Wirecard, asked 6,000 consumers in nine countries about their usage and attitudes towards mobile payments. It paints a detailed picture of how mobile money is taking hold in both growth and established markets and is available to download here for free.

The study found that 78 per cent of us had made a purchase by mobile in the previous six months, which suggests that all but the most tech-phobic consumers have now embraced the m-commerce habit. That figure is a global average. There are of course differences at the country level. China for example is leading the charge. The study reveals 88% of China’s citizens currently make mobile transactions.

Below we’ve picked out 18 statistics from the report that track the use of mobile money around the world.

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World Economic Forum: consumer trust and a $10trn opportunity

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The World Economic Forum is very optimistic about the potential of digital technologies to supercharge the global economy. But it says trust issues could hold this revolution back. Its new research paper dives into the topic.

In the 20th century the global economy was supercharged by the arrival of choice. Commodities turned into brands. Product differentiation exploded.

In the 21st century, digital technologies will drive the next wave of growth. So says the World Economic Forum. It is, not surprisingly, very optimistic about this potential revolution.

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Mobile transactions have moved to the mainstream, and its China that is leading the way

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MEF’s recently published Mobile Money Report supported by Wirecard, asked 6,000 consumers in nine countries about their usage and attitudes towards mobile payments. It paints a detailed picture of how mobile money is taking hold in both growth and established markets. The headline statistic, that

The headline statistic, that two in five shoppers have used their mobile device to pay for items in-store, indicates just how much consumers are becoming habituated to replacing cash with a digital transaction.

Here, Christian Von Hammel-Bonton, EVP of Global Product Strategy at Wirecard discussed the report in more depth. The report can be downloaded here for free.

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15 stats that explore the growth of mobile in Sub-Saharan Africa

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The boom in smartphone sales in Africa is slowing, despite the fact that overall mobile handset shipments were up slightly in Q2 2016, with shipments of basic feature phones rising 31.9 per cent year on year to total 29.8 million units.

That’s according to figures from IDC’s recently published Worldwide Mobile Phone Tracker, which also notes shipments of smartphones in Africa fell 5.2 per cent to 23.1 million units in the second quarter of 2016.

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Turkey: a land of mobile opportunity

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As MEF releases a new country report examining the behaviours and attitudes of Turkish smartphone users, MEF CEO Rimma Perelmuter explores the enormous potential of the Turkish mobile ecosystem.

With a population of more than 78 million, of which 93% are active mobile users, it’s clear few Turks need to be convinced of the benefits of mobile. And with such market saturation it would be hard to ignore the treasure trove of opportunities it presents to our industry.

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Stat Attack: how Africans use the mobile web, data and apps

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With AfricaCom still fresh in our minds, MEF Minute takes stroll through Opera’s well-timed State Of The Mobile Web Africa report. Here are the key findings…

After 20 years of astonishing growth, the mobile market has reached the top of the S curve. It’s far from settled – and it’s certainly not boring – but the truth is in most regions, people have smartphones.

And data plans. And apps.

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Five years from now: 5G, live streaming and 29 billion connected things

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The fact-packed Ericsson Mobility Report might well be called the Ericsson Minority Report. It’s a glimpse of a faster and more connected future. Here are the key insights and numbers…

What will the mobile world look like in 2022? The answers – more accurately, the data – are to be found in the latest edition of the Ericsson Mobility Report. The headlines are as follows:

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iKnow: 12 essential stats on the world of Apple

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One billion iPhones and $50 billion paid out to developers. The landmark numbers keep on coming from Apple. Here are 12 key stats you should know about the world’s biggest tech hardware maker…

Shortly before Tim Cook revealed the app store milestone, Apple announced its third quarter results. So let’s take a look at key performance data of the world’s largest (occasionally second largest) tech company.

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