According to figures from the National Telecommunications Regulatory Agency (ANRT), the coronavirus pandemic and its consequences have led to an increase in the number of internet users throughout Morocco.
Internet use saw a notable increase of 14.4% between 2019 and 2020. According to the report, the appearance of Covid-19 led to an increase in the number of users by 3.5 million, adding in total in 2020.
This research was carried out in partnership with the Ministry of Industry, Trade, Green and Digital Economy, the High Commission for Planning, the Economic, Social and Environmental Council, the High Authority for Audiovisual Communication, Bank Al -Maghrib, the National Monitoring Committee for the protection of personal data, and the Digital Development Agency.
The document says social media is attracting internet users to both urban and rural areas, and with the exception of internet users over 75, all age groups are above the 95% threshold.
At the e-commerce level, research data revealed that online shopping has increased over the past year, with one in four people making a purchase online.
The research findings indicate that the most prominent phenomenon for the year 2020 is the frequency of online shopping, which ranged between 2 and 5 times per day for three quarters of online shoppers.
Data shows that three quarters of individuals increased their phone use during lockdown in 2020.
Indeed, the equipment of Moroccan families with smartphones reached approximately 90.4% in 2020, against 88.3% in 2019.
Unlike 2019, where the proportion of households equipped with computers and electronic cards was stable, the year 2020 recorded a significant increase, reaching 64.2%.
The equipment of Moroccan families in telecommunications increased in 2020, to include more than 8 families out of 10 at the national level. According to the same source, one in four people own a computer or tablet, an increase of 23% from 2019.