Internet usage across the worldwide

Internet usage earlier was restricted to the users in the western countries. Over the last 4 years the trend has changed and the Asian countries have become major Internet users. An organization called Internet Usage Statics studies Internet Usage, Population Statistics and Internet Market Research Data, for over 233 individual countries and world regions has come up with the latest Internet Usage Trends across the world. The statistics show a marked increase in Internet usage in the South East Asia. The website of Internet Usage Statistics can be found at http://www.internetworldstats.com.

The top 10 countries according to Internet usage are

#

Country or Region

Internet Users in
2000

Internet Users
Latest Data

Internet
Penetration

Usage Growth
( 2000 – 2007 )

Source of
Latest Data

1

United States 95,354,000 210,575,287 69.7 % 120.8 % Nielsen//NR May/07

2

China 22,500,000 162,000,000 12.3 % 620.0 % CNNIC June/07

3

Japan 47,080,000 86,300,000 67.1 % 83.3 % C.I.Almanac Dec/05

4

Germany 24,000,000 50,426,117 61.1 % 110.1 %

Nielsen//NR May/07

5

India

5,000,000

42,000,000

3.7 %

740.0 %

IWS – June/07

6

Brazil 5,000,000 39,140,000 21.0 % 682.8 % ITU – April/07

7

United Kingdom 15,400,000 37,600,000 62.3 % 144.2 % ITU Sept/06

8

South Korea 19,040,000 34,120,000 66.5 % 79.2 % MIC – Dec/06

9

France

8,500,000

32,925,953

53.7 %

287.4 %

Nielsen//NR May/07

10

Italy

13,200,000

31,481,928

52.9 %

138.5 %

Nielsen//NR May/07

TOP TEN COUNTRIES 255,074,000 726,569,285 21.5 % 184.8 % IWS – June/07
Rest of the World 105,909,578 446,540,640 14.0 % 321.6 % IWS – June/07
WORLD TOTAL 360,983,578 1,173,109,925 17.8 % 225.0 % IWS – June/07

Clearly the usage in India and China has grown by leaps and bounds. There is a lot of action in the Internet space in India and if you are an entrepreneur with interest in the online space then India or China is the place for you.

I would be posting about Internet usage across the world to share and gain information on Internet usage as that is a subject that interests me.

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