Statistics

Find a wide range of robust time series data, relevant to mobile-enabled products and services in the developing world. Data is classified by type, or sector where relevant.

Mobile Industry

Market Statistics

Connections, prepaid (%)

Percentage of prepaid connections to the total number of mobile subscriptions. A prepaid mobile connection (also commonly referred to as pay-as-you-go) is a mobile connection for which credit is purchased in advance of service use.

Source: GSMA Intelligence

Connections, contract (%)

Percentage of contract connections to the total number of mobile connections. A contract mobile connection (also commonly referred to as postpaid) is a mobile connection where usage is billed after each period and for which a contract is signed, typically for a fixed term.

Source: GSMA Intelligence

Custom Duty on imported handsets (%)

These values represent custom duty and excise taxes on imported goods. In mobile telephony, users in developing countries typically pay import taxes on handsets and other mobile devices. The values reflect research undertaken in June 2011 and variations occurred since then may not be included

Source: GSMA - Global Mobile Tax Review 2011

GSM coverage, area (%)

Percentage of a country surface covered by a mobile networks using GSM technology

Source: GSMA

GSM coverage, population (%)

Percentage of a the total population covered by a mobile networks using GSM technology. Population is based on the de facto definition of population, which counts all residents regardless of legal status or citizenship--except for refugees not permanently settled in the country of asylum, who are generally considered part of the population of the country of origin.

Source: GSMA

Market penetration, total (%)

Ratio of the total of mobile connections to the total population.

Source: GSMA Intelligence

Maximum network downlink speed (Mb/s)

Maximum of network downlink speed available

Source: GSMA Mobile Broadband

Maximum network uplink speed (Mb/s)

Maximum of network uplink speed available

Source: GSMA Mobile Broadband

Mobile specific tax - handset (%)

These values represent handset specific taxes levied upon the consumer in the form of luxury item duties on the handset. The values reflect research undertaken in June 2011 and variations occurred since then may not be included

Source: GSMA - Global Mobile Tax Review 2011

Mobile specific tax - usage tax (%)

These values represent usage specific taxes levied upon the consumer which typically take the form of special communications taxes on mobile usage. The values reflect research undertaken in June 2011 and variations occurred since then may not be included

Source: GSMA - Global Mobile Tax Review 2011

Monthly total cost of ownership (USD)

Total Cost of Ownership of a mobile handset refers to the amount a mobile user has to spend per month to own and use a mobile handset. This include the price of the mobile handset and an average use of mobile services (voice, SMS, data)

Source: Nokia

Number of connections, total

Total of mobile connections registered by mobile operators in a country.

Source: GSMA Intelligence

Number of mobile operators

Number of Mobile Network Operators operating in a country (excludes Mobile Virtual Network Operators)

Source: GSMA

VAT on mobile services (%)

These values represent consumer taxes incurred when purchasing every component of owning and using a mobile phone. The values reflect research undertaken in June 2011 and variations occurred since then may not be included

Source: GSMA - Global Mobile Tax Review 2011

Green Networks

Market Statistics

CO2 emissions (metric tons per capita)

Carbon dioxide emissions are those stemming from the burning of fossil fuels and the manufacture of cement. They include carbon dioxide produced during consumption of solid, liquid, and gas fuels and gas flaring.

Source: World Bank WDI & GDF

Combustible renewables and waste (% of total energy)

Combustible renewables and waste comprise solid biomass, liquid biomass, biogas, industrial waste, and municipal waste, measured as a percentage of total energy use

Source: World Bank WDI & GDF

Energy imports, net (% of energy use)

Net energy imports are estimated as energy use less production, both measured in oil equivalents. A negative value indicates that the country is a net exporter. Energy use refers to use of primary energy before transformation to other end-use fuels, which is equal to indigenous production plus imports and stock changes, minus exports and fuels supplied to ships and aircraft engaged in international transport.

Source: World Bank WDI & GDF

Fossil fuel energy consumption (% of total)

Fossil fuel comprises coal, oil, petroleum, and natural gas products.

Source: World Bank WDI & GDF

Number of renewable base stations

Green Power deployed base stations (either partial or total renewable) are those powered by solar, wind, solar-wind hybrid, fuel cell and biofuel. This data only includes data provided by mobile network operators to the GSMA, and therefore it is not a fully comprehensive count of all green deployments in the developing world.

Source: GSMA

Pump price for diesel fuel (US$ per liter)

Fuel prices refer to the pump prices of the most widely sold grade of diesel fuel. Prices have been converted from the local currency to U.S. dollars

Source: World Bank WDI & GDF

mHealth

Market Statistics

Dentistry personnel density (per 1000 people)

Number of dentists per 1000 people

Source: WHO Global Health Observatory

Environmental and public health workers density (per 1000 people)

Number of environmental and public health workers per 1000 people

Source: WHO Global Health Observatory

External resources for health (% of Total Health Expenditure)

Percentage of total health expenditure from external resources

Source: WHO Global Health Observatory

General government expenditure on health - Ministry of Health

Expenditure on health from general government expenditure (ministry of health)

Source: WHO Global Health Expenditure Database

General government expenditure on health - social security funds

Expenditure on health from general government expenditure (social security funds)

Source: WHO Global Health Expenditure Database

Infant mortality rate (deaths per 1000 births)

Defined as death of either a pregnant woman or death of woman within 42 days of delivery, spontaneous abortion or termination providing the death is associated with pregnancy or its treatment.

Source: WHO Global Health Expenditure Database

Life expectancy at birth (years)

Life expectancy at birth indicates the number of years a newborn infant would live if prevailing patterns of mortality at the time of its birth were to stay the same throughout its life.

Source: WHO Global Health Observatory

Maternal mortality ratio ( deaths per 100,000 live births)

Defined as death of either a pregnant woman or death of woman within 42 days of delivery, spontaneous abortion or termination providing the death is associated with pregnancy or its treatment.

Source: WHO Global Health Expenditure Database

Nursing and midwifery personnel density (per 1000 people)

Number of nursing and midwifery staff per 1000 people

Source: WHO Global Health Observatory

Other health workers density (per 1000 people)

Number of heath workers per 1000 peeople in a country not defined as physicians, dentists, environmental and public health workers or nursing and midwifery personnel

Source: WHO Global Health Observatory

Out-of-pocket expenditure (% of Total Health Expenditure)

Percentage of total health expenditure from out of pocket expenditure

Source: WHO Global Health Observatory

Physicians density (per 1000 people)

Number of physicians per 1000 people

Source: WHO Global Health Observatory

Private expenditure on health (% of Total Health Expenditure)

Percentage of total health expenditure from private expenditure

Source: WHO Global Health Observatory

Private expenditure on health - out of pocket expenditure

Expenditure on health from out of pocket expenditure

Source: WHO Global Health Expenditure Database

Private expenditure on health - private insurance

Expenditure on health from private insurance

Source: WHO Global Health Expenditure Database

Private prepaid plans (as a % of Private Expenditure on Health)

Percentage of private expenditure on health of private prepaid plans

Source: WHO Global Health Observatory

Rest of the world funds / external resources

Health expenditure from external resources

Source: WHO Global Health Expenditure Database

Total expenditure on health (% of GDP)

The total expenditure on health (% of GDP)

Source: WHO Global Health Observatory

Total expenditure on health (USD)

Total health expenditure is the sum of public and private health expenditure. It covers the provision of health services (preventive and curative), family planning activities, nutrition activities, and emergency aid designated for health but does not include provision of water and sanitation.

Source: WHO Global Health Expenditure Database

mAgri

Market Statistics

Agricultural land (% of land area)

Agricultural land refers to the share of land area that is arable, under permanent crops, and under permanent pastures. Arable land includes land defined by the FAO as land under temporary crops (double-cropped areas are counted once), temporary meadows for mowing or for pasture, land under market or kitchen gardens, and land temporarily fallow. Land abandoned as a result of shifting cultivation is excluded. Land under permanent crops is land cultivated with crops that occupy the land for long periods and need not be replanted after each harvest, such as cocoa, coffee, and rubber. This category includes land under flowering shrubs, fruit trees, nut trees, and vines, but excludes land under trees grown for wood or timber. Permanent pasture is land used for five or more years for forage, including natural and cultivated crop

Source: World Bank WDI & GDF

Agriculture, value added (% of GDP)

Agriculture corresponds to ISIC divisions 1-5 and includes forestry, hunting, and fishing, as well as cultivation of crops and livestock production. Value added is the net output of a sector after adding up all outputs and subtracting intermediate inputs. It is calculated without making deductions for depreciation of fabricated assets or depletion and degradation of natural resources. The origin of value added is determined by the International Standard Industrial Classification (ISIC), revision 3. Note: For VAB countries, gross value added at factor cost is used as the denominator.

Source: World Bank WDI & GDF

Cereal yield (kg per hectare)

Cereal yield, measured as kilograms per hectare of harvested land, includes wheat, rice, maize, barley, oats, rye, millet, sorghum, buckwheat, and mixed grains. Production data on cereals relate to crops harvested for dry grain only. Cereal crops harvested for hay or harvested green for food, feed, or silage and those used for grazing are excluded. The FAO allocates production data to the calendar year in which the bulk of the harvest took place. Most of a crop harvested near the end of a year will be used in the following year

Source: World Bank WDI & GDF

Crop production index (2004-2006 = 100)

Crop production index shows agricultural production for each year relative to the base period 2004-2006. It includes all crops except fodder crops. Regional and income group aggregates for the FAO's production indexes are calculated from the underlying values in international dollars, normalized to the base period 2004-2006

Source: World Bank WDI & GDF

Food production index (2004-2006 = 100)

Food production index covers food crops that are considered edible and that contain nutrients. Coffee and tea are excluded because, although edible, they have no nutritive value

Source: World Bank WDI & GDF

Livestock production index (2004-2006 = 100)

Livestock production index includes meat and milk from all sources, dairy products such as cheese, and eggs, honey, raw silk, wool, and hides and skins

Source: World Bank WDI & GDF

Mobile Learning & Education

Market Statistics

Children out of school, primary, female

These values represent the total number of female primary-school-age children who are not enrolled in either primary or secondary schools

Source: World Bank WDI & GDF

Children out of school, primary, male

These values represent the total number of male primary-school-age children who are not enrolled in either primary or secondary schools

Source: World Bank WDI & GDF

Expenditure per student, primary (% of GDP per capita)

These values represent the total public expenditure per student in primary education as a percentage of GDP per capita. Public expenditure (current and capital) includes government spending on educational institutions (both public and private), education administration as well as subsidies for private entities (students/households and other privates entities)

Source: World Bank WDI & GDF

Expenditure per student, secondary (% of GDP per capita)

These values represent the total public expenditure per student in secondary education as a percentage of GDP per capita. Public expenditure (current and capital) includes government spending on educational institutions (both public and private), education administration as well as subsidies for private entities (students/households and other privates entities).

Source: World Bank WDI & GDF

GDP per person employed (constant 1990 PPP $)

GDP per person employed is gross domestic product (GDP) divided by total employment in the economy. Purchasing power parity (PPP) GDP is GDP converted to 1990 constant international dollars using PPP rates. An international dollar has the same purchasing power over GDP that a U.S. dollar has in the United States

Source: World Bank WDI & GDF

Labor participation rate, female (% of female population ages 15+)

Labor force participation rate is the proportion of the population ages 15 and older that is economically active: all people who supply labor for the production of goods and services during a specified period.

Source: World Bank WDI & GDF

Labor participation rate, male (% of male population ages 15+)

Labor force participation rate is the proportion of the population ages 15 and older that is economically active: all people who supply labor for the production of goods and services during a specified period

Source: World Bank WDI & GDF

Labor participation rate, total (% of total population ages 15+)

Labor force participation rate is the proportion of the population ages 15 and older that is economically active: all people who supply labor for the production of goods and services during a specified perio

Source: World Bank WDI & GDF

Literacy rate, adult total (% of people ages 15 and above)

These values represent the percentage of the population age 15 and above who can, with understanding, read and write a short, simple statement on their everyday life. Generally, ‘literacy’ also encompasses ‘numeracy’, the ability to make simple arithmetic calculations. This indicator is calculated by dividing the number of literates aged 15 years and over by the corresponding age group population and multiplying the result by 100

Source: World Bank WDI & GDF

Literacy rate, youth total (% of people ages 15-24)

These values represent the number of people age 15 to 24 years who can both read and write with understanding a short simple statement on their everyday life, divided by the population in that age group. Generally, ‘literacy’ also encompasses ‘numeracy’, the ability to make simple arithmetic calculations

Source: World Bank WDI & GDF

Pupil-teacher ratio, primary

These values represent the number of pupils enrolled in primary school divided by the number of primary school teachers

Source: World Bank WDI & GDF

Pupil-teacher ratio, secondary

The values represent the number of pupils enrolled in secondary school divided by the number of secondary school teachers

Source: World Bank WDI & GDF

Trained teachers in primary education (% of total teachers)

The total is the number of teachers who have received the minimum organized teacher training (pre-service or in-service) required for teaching at the primary level in the given country, expressed as a percentage of the total number of teachers at the primary level

Source: World Bank WDI & GDF

Unemployment, female (% of female labor force)

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment. Definitions of labor force and unemployment differ by country

Source: World Bank WDI & GDF

Unemployment, male (% of male labor force)

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment. Definitions of labor force and unemployment differ by country.

Source: World Bank WDI & GDF

Unemployment, total (% of total labor force)

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment. Definitions of labor force and unemployment differ by country.

Source: World Bank WDI & GDF

Mobile Money

Market Statistics

Availability of MFI loan repayment through mobile

Availability of MFI loan repayment

Source: MMU Deployment Tracker

Availability of bank account management through mobile

Availability of bank account management

Source: MMU Deployment Tracker

Availability of bill payment through mobile

Avaibility of bill payment through mobile phones

Source: MMU Deployment Tracker

Availability of domestic money transfer through mobile

Avaibility of money transfer between users on a national basis

Source: MMU Deployment Tracker

Availability of insurance through mobile

Availability of insurance through mobile

Source: MMU Deployment Tracker

Availability of international money transfer through mobile

Avaibility of money transfer between users on an international basis

Source: MMU Deployment Tracker

Availability of merchant payment through mobile

Availability of merchant payment

Source: MMU Deployment Tracker

Number of ATMs (per 100,000 adults)

Number of ATM machines per 100,000 adults

Source: IMF FAS

Number of borrowers from commercial banks (per 1000 adults)

Number of borrowers from commercial banks per 1000 adults

Source: IMF FAS

Number of commercial bank branches (per 100,000 adults)

Number of commercial bank branches per 100,000 adults

Source: IMF FAS

Number of depositors with other depository corporations (per 1000 adults)

Number of depositors with other depository corporations (commercial banks and other deposit takers)

Source: IMF FAS

Remittance inflows per capita (USD)

Total remittance inflow per capita compared to previous year

Source: UN Human Development Report 2009

Total remittance outflows (USD)

Total remittance outflows in a country

Source: UN Human Development Report 2009

Workers' remittances and compensation of employees, received (% of GDP)

Worker remittances (% of GDP)

Source: World Bank WDI & GDF

Economy

Market Statistics

Ease of Doing Business index (1=most business-friendly)

Ease of doing business index ranks economies from 1 to 183, with first place being the best. A high ranking means that the regulatory environment is conducive to business operation. The index ranks the simple average of the country's percentile rankings on 10 topics covered in the World Bank's Doing Business. The ranking on each topic is the simple average of the percentile rankings on its component indicators.

Source: World Bank WDI & GDF

Employment-to-population ratio, both sexes (%)

Employment to population ratio is the proportion of a country's population that is employed. Ages 15 and older are generally considered the working-age population. Population is based on the de facto definition of population, which counts all residents regardless of legal status or citizenship--except for refugees not permanently settled in the country of asylum, who are generally considered part of the population of the country of origin.

Source: UN Millenium Development Goals Indicators

GDP per capita growth (annual %)

Annual percentage growth rate of GDP per capita based on constant local currency. GDP per capita is gross domestic product divided by midyear population. GDP at purchaser's prices is the sum of gross value added by all resident producers in the economy plus any product taxes and minus any subsidies not included in the value of the products. It is calculated without making deductions for depreciation of fabricated assets or for depletion and degradation of natural resources. Population is based on the de facto definition of population, which counts all residents regardless of legal status or citizenship--except for refugees not permanently settled in the country of asylum, who are generally considered part of the population of the country of origin.

Source: World Bank WDI & GDF

GDP per capita, PPP (constant 2005 international USD)

GDP per capita is gross domestic product divided by midyear population. GDP is the sum of gross value added by all resident producers in the economy plus any product taxes and minus any subsidies not included in the value of the products. It is calculated without making deductions for depreciation of fabricated assets or for depletion and degradation of natural resources. Data are in current U.S. dollars. Population is based on the de facto definition of population, which counts all residents regardless of legal status or citizenship--except for refugees not permanently settled in the country of asylum, who are generally considered part of the population of the country of origin.

Source: World Bank WDI & GDF

GINI index

Gini index measures the extent to which the distribution of income (or, in some cases, consumption expenditure) among individuals or households within an economy deviates from a perfectly equal distribution. A Lorenz curve plots the cumulative percentages of total income received against the cumulative number of recipients, starting with the poorest individual or household. The Gini index measures the area between the Lorenz curve and a hypothetical line of absolute equality, expressed as a percentage of the maximum area under the line. Thus a Gini index of 0 represents perfect equality, while an index of 100 implies perfect inequality.

Source: World Bank WDI & GDF

Poverty headcount ratio at USD1.25 a day (PPP) (% of population)

Population below $1.25 a day is the percentage of the population living on less than $1.25 a day at 2005 international prices. As a result of revisions in PPP exchange rates, poverty rates for individual countries cannot be compared with poverty rates reported in earlier editions. Note: Data showing as 2.0 signifies a poverty rate of less than 2.0 percent. Population is based on the de facto definition of population, which counts all residents regardless of legal status or citizenship--except for refugees not permanently settled in the country of asylum, who are generally considered part of the population of the country of origin.

Source: World Bank WDI & GDF

Poverty headcount ratio at USD2 a day (PPP) (% of population)

Poverty gap is the mean shortfall from the poverty line (counting the non poor as having zero shortfall), expressed as a percentage of the poverty line. This measure reflects the depth of poverty as well as its incidence. Note: Data showing as 0.5 signifies a poverty gap of less than 0.5 percent.

Source: World Bank WDI & GDF

Population

Market Statistics

Net migration

Net migration is the net total of migrants during the period, that is, the total number of immigrants less the annual number of emigrants, including both citizens and noncitizens. Data are five-year estimates. To derive estimates of net migration, the United Nations Population Division takes into account the past migration history of a country or area, the migration policy of a country, and the influx of refugees in recent periods. The data to calculate these official estimates come from a variety of sources, including border statistics, administrative records, surveys, and censuses. When no official estimates can be made because of insufficient data, net migration is derived through the balance equation, which is the difference between overall population growth and the natural increase during the 1990-2000 intercensal period. Population is based on the de facto definition of population, which counts all residents regardless of legal status or citizenship--except for refugees not permanently settled in the country of asylum, who are generally considered part of the population of the country of origin.

Source: World Bank WDI & GDF

Population density (people per sq. km)

Population density is midyear population divided by land area in square kilometers. Population is based on the de facto definition of population, which counts all residents regardless of legal status or citizenship--except for refugees not permanently settled in the country of asylum, who are generally considered part of the population of their country of origin. Land area is a country's total area, excluding area under inland water bodies, national claims to continental shelf, and exclusive economic zones. In most cases the definition of inland water bodies includes major rivers and lakes.

Source: World Bank WDI & GDF

Population growth (annual %)

Annual population growth rate for year t is the exponential rate of growth of midyear population from year t-1 to t, expressed as a percentage . Population is based on the de facto definition of population, which counts all residents regardless of legal status or citizenship--except for refugees not permanently settled in the country of asylum, who are generally considered part of the population of the country of origin.

Source: World Bank WDI & GDF

Population growth, rural (annual %)

Rural population refers to people living in rural areas as defined by national statistical offices. It is calculated as the difference between total population and urban population. Population is based on the de facto definition of population, which counts all residents regardless of legal status or citizenship--except for refugees not permanently settled in the country of asylum, who are generally considered part of the population of the country of origin.

Source: World Bank WDI & GDF

Population growth, urban (annual %)

Urban population refers to people living in urban areas as defined by national statistical offices. It is calculated using World Bank population estimates and urban ratios from the United Nations World Urbanization Prospects. Population is based on the de facto definition of population, which counts all residents regardless of legal status or citizenship--except for refugees not permanently settled in the country of asylum, who are generally considered part of the population of the country of origin.

Source: World Bank WDI & GDF

Population, female

Total female population. Population is based on the de facto definition of population, which counts all residents regardless of legal status or citizenship--except for refugees not permanently settled in the country of asylum, who are generally considered part of the population of the country of origin.

Source: World Bank HNP

Population, female (%)

Percentage of the population that is female. Population is based on the de facto definition of population, which counts all residents regardless of legal status or citizenship--except for refugees not permanently settled in the country of asylum, who are generally considered part of the population of the country of origin.

Source: World Bank HNP

Population, male

Total male population. Population is based on the de facto definition of population, which counts all residents regardless of legal status or citizenship--except for refugees not permanently settled in the country of asylum, who are generally considered part of the population of the country of origin.

Source: World Bank HNP

Population, male (%)

Percentage of the population that is male. Population is based on the de facto definition of population, which counts all residents regardless of legal status or citizenship--except for refugees not permanently settled in the country of asylum, who are generally considered part of the population of the country of origin.

Source: World Bank HNP

Population, rural

Rural population refers to people living in rural areas as defined by national statistical offices. It is calculated as the difference between total population and urban population. Population is based on the de facto definition of population, which counts all residents regardless of legal status or citizenship--except for refugees not permanently settled in the country of asylum, who are generally considered part of the population of the country of origin.

Source: World Bank WDI & GDF

Population, rural (%)

Rural population refers to people living in rural areas as defined by national statistical offices. It is calculated as the difference between total population and urban population. Population is based on the de facto definition of population, which counts all residents regardless of legal status or citizenship--except for refugees not permanently settled in the country of asylum, who are generally considered part of the population of the country of origin.

Source: World Bank WDI & GDF

Population, total

Total population. Population is based on the de facto definition of population, which counts all residents regardless of legal status or citizenship--except for refugees not permanently settled in the country of asylum, who are generally considered part of the population of the country of origin. The values shown are midyear estimates.

Source: World Bank WDI & GDF

Population, urban

Urban population refers to people living in urban areas as defined by national statistical offices. It is calculated using World Bank population estimates and urban ratios from the United Nations World Urbanization Prospects. Population is based on the de facto definition of population, which counts all residents regardless of legal status or citizenship--except for refugees not permanently settled in the country of asylum, who are generally considered part of the population of the country of origin.

Source: World Bank WDI & GDF

Population, urban (%)

Urban population refers to people living in urban areas as defined by national statistical offices. It is calculated using World Bank population estimates and urban ratios from the United Nations World Urbanization Prospects. Population is based on the de facto definition of population, which counts all residents regardless of legal status or citizenship--except for refugees not permanently settled in the country of asylum, who are generally considered part of the population of the country of origin.

Source: World Bank WDI & GDF

Refugee population by country or territory of origin

Refugees are people pushed away from their home who seek refuge elsewhere

Source: World Bank WDI & GDF

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