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Countries Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1
Algeria 11.54 11.42 11.1 10.88 10.78 10.72 10.02 10.22 10.31 10.21 10.02 10.05 10.31 10.16 10.05 9.48 8.63 8.2 7.84 7.53 7.48 7.36 6.87 10.97 8.25 8.31 8.06 7.72 7.76 7.65 7.53 7.46 7.46
Angola 18.82 19.05 18.99 18.68 18.67 19.23 18.8 18.76 16.79 18.33 19.34 19.18 19.1 19.1 19.59 19.12 18.24 11.29 9.89 9.28 8.08 7.6 7.57 17.97 17.97 19.29 18.45 18.45 14.99 13.21 10.5 10.36 10.17
Benin 14.52 15.3 15.07 14.36 13.95 12.93 12.57 12.81 13.04 12.89 9.65 9.91 10.04 9.94 9.65 9.1 8.2 8.06 8.1 7.79 8.02 6.94 6.85 6.49 6.55 8.08 8.01 8.03 8.79 8.53 8.37 8.16 8.61
Botswana 10.89 13.09 12 10.92 8.13 7.85 7.71 7.53 7.37 7.1 6.91 6.88 6.65 6.74 6.63 6.2 6.11 6.02 5.81 5.54 5.24 5.93 6.1 6.14 6.19 6.25 5.97 5.89 6.36 6.17 5.75 6.63 6.7
Burkina Faso 11.76 12.39 12.2 11.63 11.29 11.06 10.75 10.96 11.15 11.02 11.18 11.49 11.64 11.52 11.18 10.55 9.5 9.34 9.39 9.24 9.32 9.54 9.42 6.91 6.83 7.2 9.53 9.56 10.29 9.98 - 9.55 9.85
Burundi - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 6.22 6.17 5.81 5.79 6.01 6.4 5.58 5.5 5.27 5.27 5.26 5.52 5.45
Cameroon 19.82 20.88 20.54 19.58 19.02 18.64 18.11 17.43 17.74 18.51 18.77 19.29 19.53 13.04 15.14 10.72 9.66 9.49 2.98 2.93 2.95 3.02 6.84 8.83 6.53 6.73 6.04 6.06 6.32 6.13 6.02 5.87 6.05
Cape Verde 29.86 31.4 30.98 29.53 28.6 27.82 27.07 28.15 28.68 28.35 28.86 29.47 29.47 29.43 28.51 26.92 24.24 23.78 5.05 4.98 5.01 5.14 5.07 4.9 4.83 4.98 24.15 24.21 25.26 24.5 24.38 23.77 23.65
Central African Republic 21.09 22.22 21.86 20.83 19.68 19.28 16.1 16.42 12.64 13.49 13.69 14.06 14.24 14.1 13.68 12.91 11.63 11.43 11.49 11.31 11.4 11.67 11.53 11.15 11.01 11.35 7.81 7.83 8.17 7.93 7.78 11.77 12.13
Chad 27.82 29.3 28.83 27.48 16.92 16.58 16.11 16.42 16.71 16.52 16.76 17.22 17.44 17.27 13.44 12.68 11.42 11.23 11.29 11.11 11.2 10.09 9.97 10.95 10.82 11.15 13.76 13.8 14.4 13.96 13.71 17.96 18.52
Congo Brazzaville 14.42 15.18 14.69 11.96 11.62 11.39 11.06 11.28 6.74 6.66 6.76 6.95 7.03 12.9 12.52 11.81 10.64 10.45 10.51 10.35 8.6 8.09 7.99 4.25 10.09 10.4 11.72 11.75 12.26 15.79 15.51 - -
Cote d'Ivoire 17.14 17.84 17.58 16.75 16.47 16.56 15.68 15.99 14.66 12 12.17 12.51 12.67 14.12 13.7 12.93 11.64 11.44 10.66 8.37 8.31 8.51 8.4 8.26 8.16 10.78 10.93 10.62 11.67 11.88 11.67 11.37 11.73
D.R Congo 13.69 13.69 13.69 13.69 13.69 13.69 13.69 13.69 13.69 17.12 17.12 9.55 9.55 9.55 9.55 11.01 11.01 11.01 11.01 8.29 8.29 8.29 8.29 8.29 8.8 8.8 8.56 8.56 8.56 8.56 8.56 8.56 8.56
Egypt 6.62 6.51 6.5 6.5 6.45 6 5.97 5.93 4.68 4.5 4.48 4.53 4.49 2.95 2.96 2.96 2.81 2.81 2.7 2.68 2.64 2.38 2.38 1.47 1.19 1.17 1.17 1.17 1.17 1.17 1.16 1.16 1.07
Ethiopia 3.89 3.85 3.66 3.77 3.74 3.69 3.62 3.83 3.78 3.73 3.7 3.65 3.63 3.63 3.5 3.46 3.42 3.39 3.34 3.3 3.26 3.21 3.15 4.16 3.07 3.03 3.25 2.58 2.52 2.52 2.49 - 1.49
Gabon 20.83 21.94 16.07 15.31 14.87 14.58 14.16 14.44 14.69 12.52 12.7 13.05 13.21 13.08 12.69 11.98 10.79 10.6 11.09 10.92 11 11.26 11.55 12.43 9.19 9.48 9.86 10.41 10.87 10.54 10.35 10.09 10.4
Gambia 5.65 5.66 5.53 5.37 5.13 5.19 4.8 4.89 4.68 4.51 4.69 4.37 5.22 5.22 5.03 4.69 4.61 4.46 4.88 4.88 4.83 4.43 4.44 5.92 4.3 4.19 3.99 3.82 3.79 3.83 3.36 3.32 3.31
Ghana 5.35 5.12 5.06 4.21 3.99 3.65 3.52 3.61 3.57 3.44 3.23 3.02 2.63 2.04 1.86 2.04 1.9 1.63 1.69 1.72 1.67 2.16 2.1 2.04 2.17 2.24 2.27 2.24 2.23 2.18 2.08 2.17 2.04
Guinea 5.73 6.14 6 5.89 2.1 2.13 2.11 2.14 2.12 5.83 - 5.47 5.48 5.48 5.47 5.46 5.37 3.82 3.8 3.61 3.57 3.62 3.81 3.76 3.69 3.76 3.75 3.73 3.72 3.71 3.71 3.69 3.67
Guinea-Bissau - - - - - - - 16.26 16.54 16.35 16.59 17.04 17.04 17.09 16.59 15.65 14.09 13.85 13.93 13.71 13.82 - - - - 66.43 - - - - - - -
Kenya 3.14 2.96 2.74 2.71 3.03 3.03 3.03 2.99 1.38 3.42 2.73 2.78 2.76 2.72 2.7 2.65 2.6 2.49 2.32 2.33 2.34 2.36 2.35 2.35 2.31 2.3 2.13 2.13 2.15 2.17 2.17 2.31 2.34
Lesotho 25.76 21.35 20.43 17.93 18.67 17.88 17.65 16.79 16.05 15.15 14.36 13.65 12.74 13.05 12.44 11.94 11.4 11.08 10.33 9.42 7 7.37 7.86 7.95 8.37 8.57 8.18 7.9 9.01 10.19 7.53 9.01 9.19
Liberia 14.03 14.03 13.99 14.07 13.84 11.66 13.71 13.8 13.72 12.32 11.9 11.35 10.8 12.45 12.45 12.45 12.45 10.55 10.55 10.55 10.55 5 5 5 5 5 13.98 13.98 13.98 13.98 12.89 12.89 12.89
Libya 11.73 12 7.56 7.41 7.4 7.33 7.27 7.35 7.26 7.2 7.26 7.41 7.38 7.48 7.44 7.44 6.92 6.74 6.75 6.68 6.67 6.86 6.65 6.51 6.45 6.6 6.31 6.32 6.15 6.08 5.97 5.91 5.93
Madagascar 5.76 5.99 6.78 6.32 5.26 5.42 5.12 5.15 5.17 5.24 5.68 5.56 16.76 16.39 15.72 14.87 14.1 4.87 4.66 4.74 4.75 4.74 4.98 4.67 4.75 4.86 1.69 1.73 1.71 1.67 1.6 13.23 13.2
Malawi 14.28 17.5 16.68 19.31 19.25 14.09 11.48 10.55 9.24 9.14 10.96 12.01 11.36 12.35 12.95 11.21 8.98 9.15 8.51 8.44 7.27 7.59 5.75 5.73 5.7 5.69 6.76 6.77 6.8 6.8 6.77 6.75 6.77
Mali 19 20.02 16.32 15.55 12.75 12.48 12.14 12.37 12.59 12.45 12.63 12.97 13.14 13.01 12.62 11.91 10.73 10.54 10.6 10.44 10.52 6.25 6.17 5.97 5.9 6.21 11.32 12.13 14.35 13.91 13.66 13.32 -
Mauritania 19.51 13.14 12.93 12.55 12.36 12.32 12.06 12.08 11.93 12.23 11.97 11.99 12.36 14.16 14.25 14.28 17 17.54 17.94 11.61 11.02 10.26 10.08 10.04 8.4 9.95 8.04 8.18 8.2 8.13 8.1 15.65 9.89
Mauritius 4.45 4.69 4.66 4.53 4.52 4.45 4.29 4.26 4.28 4.23 4.26 3.69 3.73 3.7 3.65 3.56 3.32 3.15 3.16 3.1 3.12 3.18 3.17 3.13 3.15 3.23 3.04 2.98 3.27 3.16 3.17 3.13 3.15
Morocco 34.04 35.52 35.07 33.74 20.77 16.23 21.37 22.04 22.34 22.13 11.98 12.25 12.4 12.28 11.99 11.4 10.46 10.32 10.32 10.2 10.28 10.4 8.26 8.09 8.05 8.32 31.94 31.91 32.43 31.85 31.84 31.85 31.69
Mozambique 15.07 15.89 15.72 16.05 17.64 15.49 13.56 13.05 12.78 12.74 10.43 10.42 9.78 9.89 10.18 9.82 9.25 8.58 8.07 7.36 6.8 5.8 4.59 5.79 6.64 7.91 7.56 7.6 5.45 5.5 5.43 7.64 7.47
Namibia 14.38 14.77 14.15 12.41 8.98 8.6 8.49 8.08 7.72 7.29 6.91 6.8 6.35 6.51 6.41 5.95 5.87 7.9 4.26 3.88 3.49 3.68 3.92 3.97 4.18 4.64 7.04 6.81 7.76 7.35 6.49 6.49 6.62
Niger 15.15 15.96 15.72 14.98 14.56 14.26 13.87 12.39 12.6 13.13 13.32 13.69 13.86 11.21 10.87 10.26 9.24 9.08 9.13 8.99 9.06 5.17 5.1 8.23 8.13 8.57 9.86 9.84 10.86 10.53 10.35 10.09 10.4
Nigeria 9.7 9.55 9.68 9.28 6.34 6.33 6.34 6.44 6.43 6.01 5.91 4.2 4.06 4.11 4.12 3.88 3.9 3.82 3.82 3.31 3.62 3.46 2.32 2.29 2.29 2.25 2.08 2.01 2.01 2 1.98 1.98 1.99
Rwanda 8.88 8.84 8.87 8.83 8.54 8.54 8.47 8.34 8.43 6.62 5.69 5.49 5.75 4.07 4.03 4.21 4.02 3.99 4.34 4.16 3.84 4.18 4.06 4.12 3.06 3.04 3.75 3.69 3.66 3.63 3.59 3.56 4.23
Sao Tome and Principe - - - - 12.5 12.37 11.81 12.34 12.69 12.58 12.76 13.05 13.17 13.1 12.7 13.5 12.19 11.96 12.05 11.82 11.88 10.86 10.67 10.27 10.14 10.7 10.87 10.9 11.33 11.01 10.81 10.7 10.5
Senegal 13.99 14.74 14.52 13.83 13.65 13.86 12.8 13.04 8.62 8.53 8.65 8.89 8.98 15.61 15.75 14.87 13.39 8.26 8.31 8.18 8.24 8.44 8.33 8.07 7.97 8.4 12.88 17.45 18.53 17.97 17.65 17.21 17.74
Seychelles 18.25 17.86 17.83 16.93 15.59 13.96 14.6 15.22 15.96 17.03 16.7 16.73 16.56 16.25 15.8 14.29 14.42 14.96 15.45 15.56 15.18 15.13 14.04 13.94 13.88 13.76 14.14 13.86 13.66 13.77 13.65 13.75 13.74
Sierra Leone - 5.3 5.22 5.21 5.25 5.25 5.27 5.29 5.3 5.3 5.3 5.29 7.04 9.21 9.18 9.72 9.74 14 15.6 14.69 14.75 6.29 4.55 4.5 3.47 3.38 2.86 5.7 5.67 5.61 5.21 5.14 5.04
Somalia - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 0 0 - - - - -
South Africa 15.97 16.46 15.7 13.8 14.39 13.76 12.12 11.5 11.19 10.35 9.81 5.83 5.44 5.58 5.49 5.1 4.16 4.16 4.16 4.16 3.74 3.33 3.55 3.59 3.78 3.88 4 3.86 3.99 3.78 3.34 3.34 3.4
South Sudan - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 3.48 3.48 39.36 38.67 37.67 1.98 1.8 1.8 1.8 - - -
Sudan 5.62 5.47 5.48 5.48 5.47 3.2 1.95 1.93 1.93 1.93 1.94 1.69 1.5 1.5 1.49 1.5 1.43 1.43 1.41 1.74 2.84 2.18 3.19 3.04 2.99 3.18 3.08 3.06 1.27 1.17 1.25 0.54 0.47
Swaziland - - 26.9 23.6 24.57 23.54 21.09 20.06 19.23 18.15 17.21 15.8 14.76 14.03 13.82 12.82 12.66 12.32 11.48 11.28 10.14 10.69 11.39 11.52 12.13 12.42 11.51 11.12 6.03 5.71 5.04 9.01 9.19
Tanzania 6.96 5.71 5.46 5.2 6.57 6.6 6.63 6.58 6.48 4.45 6.51 6.56 7.22 7.13 7.07 6.77 5.82 4 3.83 3.76 3.73 3.72 3.73 3.74 2.36 2.34 2.25 2.24 9.07 8.97 8.93 8.88 8.77
Togo 18.12 19.09 18.14 17.28 18.61 18.23 15.93 16.24 16.52 16.33 16.57 15.11 15.26 15.15 14.7 13.87 12.49 12.27 12.34 12.15 12.25 12.55 8.7 8.42 8.32 8.77 8.76 9.26 9.66 10.05 9.87 9.62 9.92
Tunisia 11.03 9.92 9.83 9.4 9.04 8.71 5.91 6.03 6.05 5.58 5.49 5.48 5.74 5.39 5.22 4.95 4.69 4.67 2.98 2.03 2.01 1.97 1.85 1.79 1.78 1.66 1.65 1.61 1.66 1.67 1.51 1.45 1.4
Table definition and source
Product information is captured from operator websites where available.
OECD Basket Price: 30 calls split into 50 minutes based on user split between networks and peak / off-peak / off-off peak times; and 100 SMSs (2017 definition).
http://www.oecd.org/sti/broadbandandtelecom/48242089.pdf
Average quarterly exchange rates from OANDA.com
Annual implied PPP exchange rate from IMF (http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/weo/2012/02/weodata/download.aspx)
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