Tuesday, 30 December 2008

Facebook usage statistics - year end 2008

Facebook has grown enormously over 2008 - with Facebook having it's busiest ever day on Christmas Day 2008. I have kept regular track of the growth in Facebook users by country this year. Here are my year end Facebook usage statistics (including percentage growth over the 6 months from July.)

UPDATE: March 2009 Facebook usage statistics here
UPDATE: July 2009 Facebook usage statistics here
UPDATE: December 2009 latest Facebook usage statistics here

There are now 21 countries with over 1 million Facebook users (compared to July when there were 11 countries with more than 1 million Facebook users). There are some huge increases detailed below and more countries will pass the million users mark shortly.

Facebook has grown to dominate the global social networking scene - and the growth shows little sign of slowing yet........


CountryFacebook users 08/7/08
Facebook users 30/12/08
% growth Jul-Dec 08
USA27,811,560
42,078,96051.3%
UK11,171,540
14,937,810
33.71%
Canada
9,621,820
10,862,040
12.89%
Turkey
3,464,640
7,394,340
129%
France2,461,140
6,587,240
167.65%
Italy
491,100
5,585,700
1037.39%
Australia
3,217,380
4,330,040
34.58%
Chile
2,105,820
4,153,020
97.22%
Colombia
2,412,000
3,632,760
50.61%
Spain
695,900
2,596,080
273.05%
Argentina
417,980
2,255,300
439.57%
Venezuela
966,700
1,874,220
93.88%
Denmark
777,380
1,776,260
128.49%
Sweden
1,141,700
1,696,700
48.61%
Belgium
531,740
1,655,940
211.42%
Hong Kong
837,900
1,458,520
74.07%
Norway
1,170,660
1,456,140
24.39%
Mexico
1,042,820
1,440,640
38.15%
Germany
618,080
1,255,480
103.13%
Switzerland
392,500
1,122,900
186.09%
India
711,520
1,071,280
50.56%


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3 comments:

blog said...

Hi Nick. I referenced your Facebook post in a post I made yesterday. I wanted to dig a little deeper into the stats to see what else they revealed, I think you'll find the results interesting. http://blog.brendanmitchell.com/2009/01/06/time-for-facebook-to-face-the-facts/

superlativelady said...

50% growth in 6 months...in millions. I honestly cannot believe that.

Emma said...

Do you have the latest Facebook statistics for Jamaica? Its popularity seems to be growing really fast. Also would you have numbers for Twitter (but FB is more important)? Many thanks.