Jordan e-commerce spending hits $192m
Amman, September 20, 2010
A new Arab Advisors’ survey has revealed that over 15 per cent of Internet users in Jordan are also e-commerce users and they have spent an estimated $192 million in e-commerce transactions in the past 12 months.
The major survey of Internet users in Jordan which was concluded by the Arab Advisors Group in August conservatively estimates the number of Jordan Internet users who use e-commerce to be more than 181,000 which is around 3 per cent of the total population in Jordan.
The survey also revealed that out of the respondents who have an ADSL connection at home, 13.5 per cent share it with their neighbours. Moreover, the survey revealed that WiMAX operators had a 14.3 per cent share of residential broadband Internet accounts in the country, up from 9.6 per cent in October 2008. The survey also revealed that respondents who have a WiMAX connection at home choose higher Internet speeds than those who have an ADSL connection at home.
The survey report, 'Jordan Internet users and e-commerce survey 2010' provides the results of a major comprehensive online survey of Internet users in Jordan. The survey probed the patterns and trends of Internet use in the country including, online and video gaming, mobile Internet, e-commerce, online banking (e-banking) and e-government.-TradeArabia News Service