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This list ranks the countries of the world by the number of mobile phones in use.

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Rankings Country or regions Number of mobile phones Population Connections/100 citizens Date of evaluation
 World 6,880,000,000+ 7,012,000,000[1] 97 2013[2][3]
01 China China 1,276,660,000[4] 1,364,270,000[5] 93.2 October 2014[4]
02 India India 1,017,968,757[6] 1,295,291,543[5] 80.30 31 January 2016[6]
03 United States United States 327,577,529 317,874,628[7] 103.1 April 2014[8]
04 Brazil Brazil 284,200,000 201,032,714[9] 141.3 May 2015[10]
05 Russia Russia 256,116,000 142,905,200[9] 155.5 July 2013[11]
06 Indonesia Indonesia 236,800,000 237,556,363 99.68 September 2013[9]
07 Nigeria Nigeria 167,371,945 177,155,754 94.5 Feb 2014[12]
08 Pakistan Pakistan 150,000,000[13] 180,854,781[14] 83[15] Nov 2015[16]
09 Bangladesh Bangladesh 133,720,000[17] 157,497,000[18] 84.95 April 2015[19]
10 Japan Japan 121,246,700 127,628,095 95.1
11 Germany Germany 107,000,000 81,882,342 130.1 2013[21]
12 Philippines Philippines 106,987,098 94,013,200 113.8 October 2013[22]
13 Mexico Mexico 101,339,000 112,322,757 90.2 Jul. 2013[23]
14 Iran Iran 96,165,000 73,973,650 130 February 2013[24]
15 Italy Italy 88,580,000 60,790,400 147.4 Dec. 2013[25]
16 United Kingdom United Kingdom 83,100,000 64,100,000 129.6 Q4 2013[26]
17 Vietnam Vietnam 72,300,000 90,549,390 79 October 2013[27]
18 Turkey Turkey 72,200,000 81,619,392 92.5 2016[28]
19 France France 72,180,000 63,573,842 114.2 Dec. 2013[29]
20 Egypt Egypt 93,670,000 87,120,000 107.17 Egypt Ministry of Communications & IT, December 2015[30]
21 Thailand Thailand 69,000,000 67,480,000 105 2015[31]
22 Ukraine Ukraine 57,505,555 45,579,904 126.0 Dec. 2013[32]
23 South Korea South Korea 56,004,887 50,219,669 111.5 2014[33]
24 Spain Spain 55,740,000 47,265,321 118.0 Feb. 2013[34]
25 Argentina Argentina 56,725,200 40,134,425 141.34 2013[35]
26 Poland Poland 47,153,200 38,186,860[36] 123.48 2013[37]
27 Colombia Colombia 49,066,359 47,000,000 104.4 2013[38]
28 South Africa South Africa 59,474,500 50,586,757 117.6 2013 GSM African Mobile Observatory report [39]
29 Morocco Morocco 44,450,000 33,818,662 131 2015[40]
30 Algeria Algeria 33,000,000 35,000,000 94.2 2013[41]
31 Taiwan Taiwan 28,610,000 23,197,947 123.33 September 2013[42]
32 Kenya Kenya 28,080,000 42,000,000 71.3 2013[43]
33 Venezuela Venezuela 32,019,086 30,163,157 106.15 2014[44]
34 Peru Peru 33,000,000 30,000,000 110.0 Oct. 2013[45]
35 Romania Romania 26,000,000 21,438,000 123.45 December 16, 2010 [46]
36 Canada Canada 28,217,707 35,675,834 79.1 Q3 2014[47]
37 Netherlands Netherlands 20,000,000 16,515,057 121.1 Nov. 2013[48]
38 Australia Australia 20,570,000[49] 23,490,700[50] 132.0 ~ November 2014
39 Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia 46,000,000 27,137,000 169.5 Jun 2013[51]
40 Malaysia Malaysia 30,379,000 28,250,000 143.8 Apr 2014[52]
41 Sri Lanka Sri Lanka 22,123,000 20,771,000 107 Dec. 2014[53]
42 Chile Chile 21,000,000 17,094,270 122.9 Dec. 2013[54]
43 Nepal Nepal 18,240,670 26,620,020 86.82 Apr. 2014[55]
44 Ethiopia Ethiopia 18,000,000 85,000,020 21.8 Dec. 2013[56]
45 Guatemala Guatemala 17,571,895 14,713,763 119.4 Jun. 2013[57]
46 Ecuador Ecuador 15,900,000 14,300,000 111.18 Jan. 2013[58]
47 Portugal Portugal 13,400,000 10,562,178 126.87 November 2013
48 Hong Kong Hong Kong 17,445,581 7,264,100[59] 240.2 March 2015[60]
49 Belgium Belgium 11,822,000 10,414,000 113.6 2013[citation needed]
49  Hungary 11,561,890 9,908,798 116.7 Nov. 2013[61]
50 United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates 17,132,724 8,410,763 203.7 Nov 2014[62]
51  Sweden 11,194,000 9,103,788 122.9 (July 2012 est.)
52 Bulgaria Bulgaria 10,655,000 7,600,000 140.2 2008[63]
53 Israel Israel 9,319,000 7,310,000 127.5 2008[63]
54 Finland Finland 9,310,000 5,457,429 170.4 2H 2013[64]
55 Singapore Singapore 8,106,700 5,399,000 150.1 Jan 2015[65]
56 Denmark Denmark 7,000,000 5,543,819 126.2 February 2008[66]
57 Azerbaijan Azerbaijan 7,000,000 8,900,000 78.7 November 2009
58 Jordan Jordan 6,010,000 5,950,000 101.0 March 2010[67]
59 Republic of Ireland Ireland 5,770,638 4,581,269 125.9 Q1 2015 [68]
60  New Zealand 4,922,000 4,430,000 111.1 2012[69]
61 Mongolia Mongolia 3,500,000 2,980,000 117.4 2013[70]
62 Estonia Estonia 2,070,000 1,294,486 159.9 2012[71]
63 Lebanon Lebanon 2,720,000 4,224,000 64.4 Oct 2010[72]
64 Lithuania Lithuania 4,940,000 2,955,986[73] 167.1 End of Q2 2013 (Tentative)[74]
65 Cuba Cuba 1,300,000 11,200,000 11.6 December 2011[75]
66 North Korea North Korea 2,000,000 24,451,285 8.3 April 2013[76]
67 Panama Panama 6,900,000 3,405,813 202.5 July 2013[77]
68 Malta Malta 554,651 452,515 122.57 June 2013[78]
69 Zimbabwe Zimbabwe 13,518,887 13,060,000 103.5 January 2014 [79]
70 Montenegro Montenegro 1,117,500 620,029 180.23 September 2015[80]

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Notes[edit]

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