Email Statistics Report, 2013 -2017

From Executive Summary

The total number of worldwide email accounts is expected to increase from nearly 3.9 billion accounts in 2013 to over 4.9 billion accounts by the end of 2017. This represents an average annual growth rate of about 6% over the next four years.


Email is remains the go-to form of communication in the Business world. In 2013, Business email accounts total 929 million mailboxes. This figure is expected grow at an average annual growth rate of about 5% over the next four years, and reach over 1.1 billion by the end of 2017. The majority of Business email accounts are currently deployed on-premises. However adoption of Cloud


Business email services, particularly Google Apps and Microsoft Office 365, is expected to rapidly increase over the next four years.

Consumer email accounts currently make up the vast majority of worldwide email accounts, accounting for 76% of worldwide email accounts in 2013. Consumer email accounts are typically available as free offerings. Consumer email accounts’ market share is expected to steadily increase over the next four years, as more people come online on a worldwide basis and email continues to be a key component of the online experience. Email accounts are required for users to sign up for social networking sites, such as Facebook and Twitter, instant messaging, and more.


2013


2014


2015


2016


2017


Worldwide Email Accounts (M)


3,899


4,116


4,353


4,626


4,920


Business Email Accounts (M)


929


974


1,022


1,078


1,138


% Business Email Accounts


24%


24%


23%


23%


23%


Consumer Email Accounts (M)


2,970


3,142


3,331


3,548


3,782


% Consumer Email Accounts


76%


76%


77%


77%


77%





Instant Messaging (IM) is also showing slower growth due to increased usage of social networking, text messaging, Mobile IM, and other forms of communication by both Business and Consumer users. In 2013, the number of worldwide IM accounts totals over 2.9 billion.
Mobile IM, however, is expected to show strong growth over the next four years, primarily due to increased mobile adoption by Consumers on a worldwide basis. In 2013, worldwide Mobile IM is expected to total 460 million accounts.

Social Networking will grow from about 3.2 billion accounts in 2013 to over 4.8 billion accounts by the end of 2017. The majority of social networking accounts still come from the Consumer space, however, business-oriented Enterprise Social Networks are also showing strong adoption.

Source and read the full report:
http://www.radicati.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Email-Statistics-Report-2013-2017-Executive-Summary.pdf

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