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Consumers Spent $32 Billion on Apps in Q1 2021— the Biggest Quarter Since Records Began

Donny Kristianto

The full impact of global lockdowns is revealed as global spend on apps surges by 40% in a year

The app market is getting bigger – and it's growing at a faster rate than ever before.

New App Annie data reveals that consumers spent $32 billion on in-app purchases across iOS and Google Play globally in Q1 2021. It's the biggest quarter since records began – and the figure is 40% up on the same quarter for 2020.

The numbers illustrate the remarkable impact that the pandemic has had on the app market. Q1 2020 was the first period of global lockdowns. Stay at home orders forced consumers to seek out indoor stimulation, and they found it on their smartphones, through games and other highly engaging apps such as video streaming and social sharing platforms.

As a result, the market grew at unprecedented speed. Smartphone users spent around $9 billion more on apps and games in Q1 2021 than they did in Q1 2020. 

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