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INTERNET GROWTH AND STATS
Today's road to eCommerce and global trade




Internet Growth Statistics


DATE

NUMBER OF
USERS

% WORLD
POPULATION

INFORMATION
SOURCE

December, 1995

16 millions
0.4 %

IDC

December, 1996

36 millions
0.9 %

IDC

December, 1997

70 millions
1.7 %

IDC

December, 1998

147 millions
3.6 %

C.I.Almanac

December, 1999

248 millions
4.1 %

Nua Ltd.

March, 2000

304 millions
5.0 %

Nua Ltd.

July, 2000

359 millions
5.9 %

Nua Ltd.

December, 2000

361 millions
5.8 %

Internet World Stats

March, 2001

458 millions
7.6 %

Nua Ltd.

June, 2001

479 millions
7.9 %

Nua Ltd.

August, 2001

513 millions
8.6 %

Nua Ltd.

April, 2002

558 millions
8.6 %

Internet World Stats

July, 2002

569 millions
9.1 %

Internet World Stats

September, 2002

587 millions
9.4 %

Internet World Stats

March, 2003

608 millions
9.7 %

Internet World Stats

September, 2003

677 millions
10.6 %

Internet World Stats

October, 2003

682 millions
10.7 %

Internet World Stats

December, 2003

719 millions
11.1 %

Internet World Stats

February, 2004

745 millions
11.5 %

Internet World Stats

May, 2004

757 millions
11.7 %

Internet World Stats

October, 2004

812 millions
12.7 %

Internet World Stats

December, 2004

817 millions
12.7 %

Internet World Stats

March, 2005

888 millions
13.9 %

Internet World Stats

July, 2005

939 millions
14.6 %

Internet World Stats

September, 2005

957 millions
14.9 %

Internet World Stats

November, 2005

972 millions
15.2 %

Internet World Stats

December, 2005

1,018 millions
15.7 %

Internet World Stats

March, 2006

1,022 millions
15.7 %

Internet World Stats

June, 2006

1,043 millions
16.0 %

Internet World Stats

September, 2006

1,066 millions
16.4 %

Internet World Stats

December, 2006

1,093 millions
16.7 %

Internet World Stats

March, 2007

1,129 millions
17.2 %

Internet World Stats

June, 2007

1,173 millions
17.8 %

Internet World Stats

Sept, 2007

1,245 millions
18.9 %

Internet World Stats

Dec, 2007

1,319 millions
20.0 %

Internet World Stats

March, 2008

1,407 millions
21.1 %

Internet World Stats

June, 2008

1,463 millions
21.9 %

Internet World Stats

December, 2008

1,574 millions
23.5 %

Internet World Stats

March, 2009

1,596 millions
23.8 %

Internet World Stats

June, 2009

1,669 millions
24.7 %

Internet World Stats

Sept, 2009

1,734 millions
25.6 %

Internet World Stats

December, 2009

1,802 millions
26.6 %

Internet World Stats

March, 2010

1,596 millions
23.8 %

Internet World Stats

June, 2009

1,669 millions
24.7 %

Internet World Stats

Sept, 2009

1,734 millions
25.6 %

Internet World Stats

Dec, 2010

2,000 millions
30.0 %

Internet World Stats

Dec, 2013

2,749 millions
38.8 %

Internet World Stats


Internet Growth Graphic


Statistics of the Internet

The Internet has made distances shorter and the world smaller.
However, the great divider that stands in the way of a truly global
society is fact that there are many different different languages
spoken in our planet Earth. The following table shows the ten
most numerous languages spoken by the
Internet users.

To see old (Historic) Internet World Usage Statistics
click here.
You can also take a look at the fascinating history of the Internet,
from 1945 to 1995, courtesy of the
World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).

Vinton G. Cerf wrote in 1995 another fascinating article about the
Internet Phenomenon, that went from near-invisibility to near-ubiquity in
little more than a year (1994 - 1995).
Computer Networking.

For detailed information about the Internet, search the
Wikipedia .
For current up to date Internet User Statistics
look here.


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