Thursday, 31 December 2009

Facebook usage statistics by country - Dec 31st 2009

I have been publishing Facebook usage statistics by quarter for a while now. Facebook user number growth is still extraordinary and the table below shows the top 30 countries by number of active Facebook users.

New - April 2011 Facebook usage statistics by country compared to April 2010 and April 2009 here

Here are the Top 30 countries with highest number of Facebook users (31st December 2009 - data from Facebook):

Rank
CountryNumber of Facebook users
12 month growth %
6 month growth %
1USA101,303,240
140.8%46.0%
2UK
22,625,300
51.5%20.9%
3Turkey16,943,780
113.6%36.8%
4Indonesia
14,681,580
1536.7%
126%
5France14,290,700117%32.6%
6Canada
14,228,460
31%19%
7Italy
13,272,760
137.6%30%
8Philippines
8,387,560
2046.8%
208.4%
9Spain
7,701,200
196.7%33.4%
10Australia
7,611,920
75.8%
25.7%
11Argentina
7,387,120
227.5%50.6%
12Colombia
7,243,520
99.4%
25.8%
13Mexico6,505,040
351.5%78.5%
14Chile
5,808,020
39.9%20.2%
15Germany
5,799,520
361.9%84.9%
16Taiwan5,490,300
4763%701%
17India
5,397,480
403.8%66.8%
18Venezuela
4,952,340
164.2%38.4%
19Malaysia
3,975,640
367.5%99.3%
20Sweden
3,066,180
80.7%34.1%
21Belgium
2,872,160
73.5%21.1%
22Hong Kong
2,727,980
87.0%30.7%
23South Africa
2,434,500
164.6%41.5%
24Brazil
2,413,900
1052.4%137.7%
25Egypt
2,341,880
184.7%44.7%
26Denmark
2,262,260
27.4%
15.3%
27Norway
2,256,080
54.9%21.7%
28Greece
2,222,860
122.4%
35.6%
29Israel
2,149,500
149.5%
49.9%
30Thailand
1,963,560
1063.8%181.6%

[*figures are taken from Facebook and then compared to Facebook usage statistics lists that I have previously compiled (allowing the 6 month and 12 month comparisons.)]

As always, if you want to know the latest Facebook usage statistics for another country, leave a comment in the post below and I will post the relevant data.

97 comments:

Md. Habib Ullah Bahar said...

Would you please post Bangladesh related data?

Thanks in advance.

Nick Burcher said...

Bangladesh now has 631,140 Facebook users (an increase of 217.4% since December 31st 2008)

AydIn Gaziulusoy said...

Hello, I wonder the numbers of users for countries China, Vietnam, Iran and Syria, which banned Facebook officially. Could you please post the related data?

Thank you for your time,

Aydın Gaziulusoy

gxg said...

What about Romania? I have noticed a lot of new users here during last year.

Anonymous said...

How about Hungary please?

Anonymous said...

Love this thanks. Might be cool to add two more columns, one for size of country population, a second for % country penetration of facebook, put things in context that way per country, should be interesting. Thanks again and Happy New Year from Atlanta GA!

Crazthonfry said...

What about Honduras and the Central America Countries?

Anonymous said...

What about Finland?

Prudential Investment Group said...

what about kenya?

John and Ros said...

Austria please?

Henrik said...

Could you provide latest data on Finland?
Thanks!

Sarah said...

Do you have data on facebook usage in the US by city?

Nick Burcher said...

As requested!

China - 63,320 active Facebook users
Vietnam - 850,820
Iran - no data
Syria - no data

Romania - 481,840 (756% year on year increase - so you're right, Facebook is growing quickly!)

Hungary - 608,020

Central America:

Honduras - 170,380
El Salvador - 215,800
Costa Rica - 391,840
Guatemala - 342,440
Nicaragua - 99,300
Panama - 448,020

Finland - 1,471,320

Kenya - 561,440

Data sourced on 31st Dec 2009 and all figures are for active Facebook users (as reported by Facebook)

Nick Burcher said...

Whilst I haven't done it this time, I have previously looked at Facebook users by percentage of population:

here and here

Nick Burcher said...

I haven't got Facebook usage figures by US city but I have previously looked at Facebook usage by US state here

Najib Hassan said...

Nick! thanks for this detail! really appcrt it!

Possible for you to give 2009 Facebook Demographics and Statistics for Malaysia country?

Mkenya said...

What about Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi

Fariha Akhtar said...

Hi Nick, it's great to see you regularly posting Facebook stats and then replying to all comments too :). It'd be great if you provide me with the stats related to Pakistan. Would appreciate if Age and gender wise percentages are also provided. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Is it possible to send me the stats for Palestine and Jamaica? Thank you

Anonymous said...

and Sri Lanka as well if possible

Anonymous said...

I'm not sure but I think,, Facebook is banned in China (Great FireWall of China). Tweeter is also banned there by their government.

Kim said...

What exactly is your source for this data? Where on Facebook do you access it? And why are the numbers slightly different than www.checkfacebook.com?

Anonymous said...

Could you pleae post the statistics for Ecuador?

Nick Burcher said...

Facebook data changes regularly. These figures are correct at the time they were pulled - at the end of December 2009. Facebook usage numbers change every day so this will account for different people reporting slightly differing numbers.

Nick Burcher said...

No published data for Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania or Burundi.

Nick Burcher said...

In response to your questions:

Pakistan - 1,392,520 Facebook users
Ecuador - 614,320 Facebook users
Sri Lanka - 439,280 Facebook users
Palestine - 198,500 Facebook users
Jamaica - 216,620 Facebook users

All data from Facebook and correct as at 31st Dec 2009.

(I haven't pulled the data for any demographic, age or male / female statistics)

Emma said...

I saw figures for Jamaica from September 2009. Do you have more up to date figures, and do you know the rate of growth over the year? (Our populationis only 2.7 million). Many thanks.

konflikt said...

What would it be for Russia?

спасибо

R Prasad said...

How about United Arab Emirates (UAE) ?

Anonymous said...

Thanks for all the information.

One thing, have facebook produced stats for Montenegro or is it still under Serbia??

Thanks

isal said...

Wow Indonesia is a big market..

Anonymous said...

wat of nigeria ? d giants of africa ?

Nick Burcher said...

Nigeria - 949,840

UAE - 1,134,300

Russia - 663,880 (V Kohtakthe still seems to dominate Russian social networking)

Montenegro - not split out

Figures are for active Facebook users at 31st Dec 2009

Oman said...

your stats for the UAE = about 30% of the population.
What are the number of users in Oman (Sultanate of)

Anonymous said...

This is great! can you pls post Singapore?

Rosie said...

Hi Nick,

Is there any chance that I can get demographic data on facebook and twitter (/ social networking)
users of Bangladesh. If not possible, do you have any known website from where I can get so. It would be great help to complete my paper on Online activism in Bangladesh for Amnesty International.

Thank you very much,
Rosie

Agenda said...

Hi Nick,

Do you have by any chance the stats from the Netherlands?

Thanks
Alex

Niaz ul Deen said...

Hello Nick,

These country stats are great. Do you have user information for the following countries:

Bahrain
Iraq
Jordan
Kuwait
Sudan
Malawi
Gabon
Tanzania
Uganda
Zambia

insider_out said...

Hi Nick, do you have stats for Switzerland? Can you also find out FB usage relative to the 3 language regions (german, french italian)?
thanks

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Anonymous said...

Hi You can find all the numbers of users here http://www.facebook.com/advertising/

las said...

Please post the stats for bahamas.

Anonymous said...

Hey, nick, can you tell me the percentage growth of female (age 20-50) in indonesia? and also the exact number of the population.
Thanks in advance :)

kasun said...

would you please tell me sri lanka's data?

Thanks a lot

Anna said...

Would you please post Latvia related data?

Chooie said...

May i have the number for SINGAPORE please. Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Facebook says that is has over 350 million active users. Your list indicates that over 101 million users are from the U.S. However, Facebook also says that "About 70% of Facebook users are outside the United States." Can you clarify the discrepancy? Many thanks! I found the stats here: http://www.facebook.com/press/info.php?statistics

Cori said...

Hi nick, according to your analyze, which one will be the winner in 2010 for social network, Myspace or Facebook?

Anonymous said...

Hi Nick, very helpful data. Thanks a lot! By the way, could you by any chance get state-wise user data for Facebook in INDIA? Or is there another site I can get that data from? Thanks in advance!

MK said...

Hi I like to find out the number of users and the % growth for 12 months and 6 months (as you have in the table) for Asia but if that is too much, for the following countries

India,Indonesia,Philippines,Vietnam,Thailand,S. Korea,Malaysia,Taiwan,China,Singapore,Hong Kong,Australia,Japan

Por said...

I would like to know the data about Japan & S.Korea. Many thanks in advance :)

pema namgay. said...

it would be helpful if u can share about Bhutan. Facebook is very popular in Bhutan too.

Anonymous said...

HI NICK IS IT POSSIBLE TO GET THE FACEBOOK SUbCRIBERS FOR BERMUDA. HOW CAN YOU TELL IF THEY ARE ACTIVE VERSUS NON-ACTIVE?
THANKS NIKKI

Anonymous said...

Hi, I believe someone else already asked this, but can you post user info for South Korea? Thanks in advance.

Nick Burcher said...

No stats for Bermuda unfortunately

Nick Burcher said...

Hi Por,

- No stats for Bhutan
- Japan has 909,340 active Facebook users
- South Korea has 465,900 Facebook users

(stats from 31st Jan 2010)

Nick Burcher said...

In response to Anonymous who said 'Facebook says that is has over 350 million active users. Your list indicates that over 101 million users are from the U.S. However, Facebook also says that "About 70% of Facebook users are outside the United States." Can you clarify the discrepancy?'

My figures show 29% of Facebook users are US. Facebook says 'about 30%' are US users. I guess the discrepancy is from Facebook approximating using the word 'about' in their statistics?

Nick Burcher said...

Chooie - Singapore has 1,942,880 Facebook users (31st Jan 2010)

Nick Burcher said...

@Anna - Latvia has 70,460 Facebook users

@Kasum - Sri Lanka has 462,300 users

@Las - The Bahamas has 101,400 Facebook users

Switzerland has 1,959,580 Facebook users

Nick Burcher said...

Netherlands has 1,950,140 Facebook users

Bangladesh has 694,120 Facebook users

UAE has 1,229,000 Facebook users

Oman has 107,800 Facebook users

(figures correct at 31st Jan 2010)

Nick Burcher said...

@Niaz - Middle East countries tend to have user numbers published, but not many African countries with user data available

Bahrain - 177,360 Facebook users
Iraq - 125,720 Facebook users
Jordan - 662,280 Facebook users
Kuwait - 386,280 Facebook users
Sudan - no data
Malawi - no data
Gabon - no data
Tanzania - no data
Uganda - no data
Zambia - no data

Anonymous said...

Dear Nick

Would you please post statistics for Ivory cost, snegal, and Cameroon?
Thanks

Ami

Anonymous said...

Could you please post any statistics you have for Norway

Anonymous said...

curious to know the number of Facebook users in Ukraine. thanks.Gala

Dres said...

Hi Nick,

This is a wonderful site. Thank you so much for the stats, they're great. I was wondering if you had the latest numbers for Spanish-speaking countries as a whole. Thank you so much!
Dres

Dres said...

Hello,

Going through the stats, I think it's easier if you posted the countries that are missing:

Dominican Republic
Cuba
Peru
Uruguay
Paraguay
Bolivia
Puerto Rico

Thanks!!!!

Anonymous said...

Would you please post Portugal related data?

Thank you

Anonymous said...

Hi Nick,

I too am looking for Facebook data relating to Portugal, is there any available?

Thanks.

hwnddawg said...

Thanx for pulling and posting these FB usage stats.

Echoing a request on Jan. 29, i'd be grateful for the usage stats of --
Cambodia, South Korea and Japan.

I note the very high FB penetration in Taiwan (nearly 24%).

Am wondering about Bangladesh, as the reported number of FB users exceeds the reported number of Internet users (from WFB & InternetWorldStats.com

Thanx Again! :)

hwnddawg said...

ooops! i just saw the stats for Japan and S.Korea that i missed earlier. mea culpa! :)

Keta said...

Can you please email me the stats for the last 24 months on Timor-Leste? I am writing a story on it for Global Voices Online.

http://globalvoicesonline.org/author/keta-haluha/

Many thanks.

samadee said...

How about Cambodia?
I'm now doing a research study about Facebook users in Cambodia. Can you tell me where you get the number from?
Thanks

Megan Haas said...

Would you be willing to post stats for Bulgaria, Armenia, and Azerbijan?

Nick Burcher said...

In answer to all the questions above, latest 'total number of active Facebook users' reported for the requested countries are:

Norway - 2,176,680
Portugal - 1,752,300
Bulgaria - 1,205,640
Armenia - no data
Azerbijan - no data
Cambodia - no data
Timor-Leste - no data
Dominican Republic - 564,620
Cuba - no data
Peru - 1,775,560
Uruguay - 693,940
Paraguay - 159,360
Bolivia - 515,360
Puerto Rico - 1,046,040
Ivory Coast - no data
Senegal - no data
Cameroon - no data

(Figures from Facebook and correct at 7th March 2010)

Thanks for all comments and questions - let me know if you want any further usage figures.

BTW I'll be running all the figures again at the end of this month and publishing a new list of 'latest Facebook usage data by country.'

Anonymous said...

Hi Nick,
would it be possible for you to let me know the stats for facebook for afghanistan, jordan, lebanon, china, uzbekistan, singapoor, the maldives, Philippines and yemen and iran if they have it. this would greatly help me for my media dissertation.

also would it be possible for you to tell me how you collate these stats as www.checkfacebook.com/ has slightly different stats.

Many thanks,

Tom

Lizzette said...

Hi, please let me know the latest statistics available for Puerto Rico...thanks

gxg said...

Hi, all!
I have found a website that regularly posts Facebook statistics about nearly 100 countries: http://www.facebakers.com/countries-with-facebook/

Anonymous said...

Hi Nick, this is really interesting - thankyou! I'm preparing a report at the moment for uni, and I am trying to find out the statistics for user ages on facebook for the UK - I don't suppose you have any records on this do you?

Anonymous said...

Hey Nick,

how about the data for Czech Republic? I will really appreciate it. Thank you. J

minibixx said...

Nice site could you please post for MOROCCO :)
thanks

Arun said...

Can you post statistics for NEPAL..please ??

Michael Teper said...

Nick, it would be great if you added another column to your table, showing the % of country population on Facebook. For example, its useful to see that FB penetration is about 30% in US and UK, but only 20% in Turkey.

Thank you!

Ashra said...

hi nick,

what about Iceland? Thanks a lot!

Nick Burcher said...

Latest Facebook usage statistics (correct at 31st March 2010):

- Iceland 170,960
- Nepal no data
- Morocco 1,515,040
- Czech Republic 2,412,720
- Puerto Rico 1,058,100
- Afghanistan no data
- Jordan 765,280
- Lebanon 829,520
- China 61,940
- Uzbekistan no data
- Singapore 2,012,200
- Maldives 66,380
- Philippines 11,561,740
- Yemen no data
- Iran no data

Nick Burcher said...

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Latest figures here at Facebook usage statistics March 2010

Please leave questions on most recent Facebook statistics post.

Thank you!

Muslim Social Networks said...

hey this is raheel irshad and i would like to tell you some thing about the face book. this year the face book have to bear the lose and it could not make it possible to recover soon and never being operated in pakistan and other countries.
i hate face book and being muslims all of the muslims must shoe their hate about the face book...

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Hi! Thanks for this useful data. For a paper I am writing I need to know stats on facebook users in Peru. Can you help me out there?
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thanks!

Anonymous said...

Hi, Nick. It's June now and I wonder if you could give me the latest statistics for the number of Facebook users in Vietnam? Thanks a lot :)

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.

gashaw said...

ETHIOPIA
Please,ETHIOPIA

Jumbojohn said...

facebook is like a fucking desease spreading all ower this stupid planet

Writing Custom Essays said...

Hi Nick
how are you ?
i hope you are fine
would you please post Pakistan Related Data in 2010.

Dean said...

As a percentage of the worlds population, Facebook gets smaller at only around 6 percent.

Anonymous said...

The Republic of the Philippines is now at the top 5. :D

Hays. Friendster used to be filipinos favorite networking site.

Anonymous said...

The Republic of the Philippines is now at the top 5. :D

Hays. Friendster used to be filipinos favorite networking site.

Nick Burcher said...

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

barzilai said...

hey can you tell me how many facebook users are from Guyana ? In 2008 and 2013 . information to be used in a Student assignment