Saturday, 4 July 2009

Facebook usage statistics - Top 20 fastest growing countries by users

I recently wrote about how Facebook is having phenomenal global growth and listed the top 30 countries by Facebook total users. However, some of the fastest growing countries are not included in the top 30 countries by total Facebook users.

Update - December 31st 2009 - Facebook usage statistics by country

Here is a list of the 20 countries with the fastest growing number of Facebook users:

RankCountryNumber of Facebook users July 2008
Number of Facebook users July 2009
12 month growth %
1Indonesia
209,760
6,496,960
2997.2%
2Romania
9,060
230,600
2445.3%
3Slovakia
27,960
588,860
2006.1%
4Czech Rep
51,860
1,088,020
2005.3%
5Italy
491,100
10,218,400
1980.7%
6Philippines
162,640
2,719,560
1572.13%
7Argentina
417,980
4,906,220
1073.8%
8Uruguay
40,920
395,800
867.3%
9Taiwan
71,340
685,460
860.8%
10Portugal
48,180
425,680
783.5%
11Brazil
119,080
1,015,400
752.7%
12Spain
695,900
5,773,200
729.6%
13Paraguay
7,920
63,740
704.8%
14Poland
83,180
619,180
644.4%
15Bulgaria
60,240
436,480
624.6%
16Austria
111,060
728,800
556.2%
17Slovenia
53,740
343,320
538.9%
18Lithuania
24,320
153,160
529.8%
19Thailand
114,180
697,340
510.7%
20Russia
67,760
412,840
509.3%

(*Facebook Usage Figures taken from Facebook - 1st July 2008 vs 1st July 2009)

It is interesting to see how many of these countries are not in the top 30 countries by volume of Facebook users. The rapid Facebook growth in the countries above also indicates that a new wave of Facebook usage expansion is imminent. In the Far East Facebook has started to take hold and Facebook is quickly growing in popularity in Eastern Europe.

The ones to watch though are the BRIC countries. Facebook is showing signs of hitting critical mass in Russia, Brazil has just passed the million Facebook users mark and India / China have had rapid growth in recent weeks.

It might not be too long before Facebook hits 300 million users......

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6 comments:

Danny Wirianto said...

Nice info gan!

Your research is very useful, do you know by info about other social media such as twitter, friendster or Kaskus.us?

Yati Rido said...

Hello Mr. Nick...

Thanks for sharing.
Great information!
it's really useful info for me, coz now im doing my dissertation about mobile VAS usage in Indonesia, and mobile Social Networking is one of the area that i discuss on it.

Jonas said...

I am trying to figurate how to get a list of largest fanpages for a specific country and in local languages. Anyone here that have an idea how to?

Regards

Jonas

T said...

Great data. Will post it on FB. Thanks.

Nick Burcher said...

I have just posted the latest Facebook Usage statistics by country for July 2010 figures are compared to July 2009 and July 2008.

Please leave all questions about other countries on this new post.

Nick Burcher said...

Latest Facebook usage statistics by country now published here (April 2011)