Internet connections and e-Commerce in Mexico


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As presented by Telecompaper, according to data provided by Mexico’s National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI), Mexico had over 46 million internet users at end-April, of which 62.6 percent were aged 12 to 34. Around 9.5 million households have internet connections – internet service penetration reaches 30.7 percent of Mexican homes. Geo-Mexico adds that 64% of users utilize the internet for information, 42% as a means of communication, 36% for entertainment, 35% for education and 35.1% for social networking.

Mobile internet services are used by around 17% of the internet customers. Regarding their behavior, Mexican subscribes prefer to access the internet from PCs (92%), followed by smartphones (74%), HDTVs (54%) and game consoles (41%).

Geo-Mexico points out that data from the Mexican Internet Association (AMIPCI) shows that Mexicans’ acceptance of e-Commerce is growing very rapidly. e-Commerce was worth around $9.3 billion in 2013 – an increase of 41% in comparision to the $6.6 billion registered in the earlier year. APIPCI data also presents that e-Commerce has risen at double digit rates for several years.

Once only about 6% of Mexico’s cybernauts currently use the internet to make purchases or pay bills, as presented by INEGI survey, there is still considerable room for e-Commerce market growth.

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