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Cypriots top EU citizens in use of internet for telephone or video calls

Cypriots use the Internet for telephone or video calls more than the average EU citizen according to figures released by Eurostat on Monday.

Overall, in 2019 86% of people in Cyprus aged 16-74 reported that they had used the internet during the previous three months — marginally below the EU28 average of 87%. This share ranged from 98% in Sweden to 68% in Bulgaria.

Internet use has grown rapidly over the years – in 2007 it stood at 57% and in 2013 at 75% for the EU28. In Cyprus it was 38% in 2007 and 65% in 2013.

The internet was used mainly to send/receive e-mails (75%), to find information about goods and services (68%), for instant messaging (67%) and online news (63%).

A majority of people also used the internet to use banking facilities (58%), to participate in social networks (57%), to look for health information (55%), for listening to music (53%) and telephoning or video calls (52%).

Eurostat’s figures show that Cypriots had the highest share as regards telephone or video calls at 72% compared to the EU28 average of 52%.


The source dataset is available here and here.

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