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INTERNET USAGE STATISTICS
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World Internet Users and 2018 Population Stats

WORLD INTERNET USAGE AND POPULATION STATISTICS
DEC 31, 2017 - Update

World Regions

Population
( 2018 Est.)

Population
% of World

Internet Users
31 Dec 2017

Penetration
Rate (% Pop.)

Growth
2000-2018

Internet
Users %

Africa

1,287,914,329

16.9 %

453,329,534

35.2 %

9,941 %

10.9 %

Asia

4,207,588,157

55.1 %

2,023,630,194

48.1 %

1,670 %

48.7 %

Europe

827,650,849

10.8 %

704,833,752

85.2 %

570 %

17.0 %

Latin America / Caribbean

652,047,996

8.5 %

437,001,277

67.0 %

2,318 %

10.5 %

Middle East

254,438,981

3.3 %

164,037,259

64.5 %

4,893 %

3.9 %

North America

363,844,662

4.8 %

345,660,847

95.0 %

219 %

8.3 %

Oceania / Australia

41,273,454

0.6 %

28,439,277

68.9 %

273 %

0.7 %

WORLD TOTAL

7,634,758,428

100.0 %

4,156,932,140

54.4 %

1,052 %

100.0 %

NOTES: (1) Internet Usage and World Population Statistics estimates in Dec 31, 2017. (2) CLICK on each world region name for detailed regional usage information. (3) Demographic (Population) numbers are based on data from the United Nations Population Division. (4) Internet usage information comes from data published by Nielsen Online, by the International Telecommunications Union, by GfK, by local ICT Regulators and other reliable sources. (5) For definitions, navigation help and disclaimers, please refer to the Website Surfing Guide. (6) The information from this website may be cited, giving the due credit and placing a link back to www.internetworldstats.com. Copyright © 2018, Miniwatts Marketing Group. All rights reserved worldwide.


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