The shifting global online population


 Zia_Wigder By Zia Daniell Wigder

This past week, we published our Global Online Population Forecast,
2008-2013
. The study looks at growth in the Internet population in every region
of the world and calls out figures for key markets around the globe. A few
highlights from the report:

>> Despite the global economic downturn, the Internet population in every country will increase over the next five years.

>> In 2013, 43% of the global online population will live in Asia. Some 17% of all Internet users will live in China.

>> Countries with the most online users in 2008 (in descending
order): US, China, Japan, Brazil,
Germany

>> Countries with the most online users in 2013 (in descending
order): China, US, India, Japan,
Brazil

>> Over the next 5 years, the percentage of global online
users living in North America will decrease
from 17% to 13%.

Clients should feel free to schedule an inquiry to discuss
specific markets in greater detail; others can view the press release. There was also great media coverage on the report – check out some of the
articles in English, French, German, Chinese and Japanese.