Friday, February 15, 2013

Internet usage in Ukraine 2012

During the last five years the amount of Internet users has constantly grown in Ukraine, reaching 50% of those over 15 years of age in 2012. According to InMind, a research company, and the Internet Association of Ukraine (IAU), a total of 19.7 million people over 15 years old access the Internet. This figure dates back to September 2012. It is approximately half of all young and adult citizens in Ukraine.

Among all of these users, 17.9 million use the Internet at least once a week, and 13.3 million daily. The data of the IAU shows that in the last two years the number of Internet users has increased by half, from 33% of population in the third quarter of 2010 to 50% in the third quarter of 2012. The largest age group of Internet users are 15 to 29 years old and make up 43%, and are followed by 30- to 45-year-olds (35%) and 45-year-olds and older (23%). The gender balance for Internet users in Ukraine is almost equal – men (51%) and women (49%).

One of the biggest trends for 2012 is increased internet usage among rural users. During the first 9[nine] months of 2012, their relative number increased by 53%. This in some part might owe itself to the very inexpensive cost of Internet access in Ukraine, one of the cheapest in the world. The average monthly fee for home Internet is slightly less than US$10.


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