Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Facebook usage statistics Dec 31st 2010 vs Dec 31st 2009 vs Dec 31st 2008

Over the last year Facebook has continued to grow significantly, with the fastest growing markets now being seen in Asia. There has also been strong growth in Mexico, Eastern Europe, Brazil and India - can Facebook keep growing like this through 2011? (Russia is one to watch too - currently at number 31 in the list and showing 2 year growth of +2519% with 3.2m Facebook users now.)

Latest Facebook usage figures - Dec 2011 here

The table below shows the top 30 countries by number of active Facebook users with end of year 2010 Facebook user information compared to end of year 2009 and end of year 2008 Facebook usage statistics (leave a comment if you want to know statistics for other countries.)

Here are the Top 30 countries with highest number of Facebook users (31st Dec 2010 - data from Facebook):

RankCountryNumber of Facebook users Dec 31st 2008Number of Facebook users Dec 31st 2009Number of Facebook users Dec 31st 201012 month growth %24 month growth %
27Hong Kong1,458,5202,727,9803,673,58034.7%151.9%
28South Africa920,2002,434,5003,422,92040.6%272%
30Saudi Arabia326,1801,421,9803,274,460130.3%903.9%

[*figures are taken from Facebook and then compared to Facebook usage statistics lists that I have previously compiled (allowing the 12 month and 24 month comparisons.)]

As always, if you want to know the latest Facebook usage statistics for another country (and data is now published for almost every country in the world), leave a comment in the post below and I will post the relevant Facebook user statistics data.


Vladhnews said...

I would like to know the situation for Romania? Thamk You very much

Vladhnews said...

I would like to know the situation for Romania

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Bahama Mama said...

Can you update the user stats for the Bahamas please?

Russian Sphinx said...

I did map: percentage of Facebook users around the world, I was able to find data for about 150 countries http://russiansphinx.blogspot.com/2010/08/who-loves-facebook.html

Facebook develops so quickly that now I will have to update the map. Thank you Nick for info that new data are available.

In some Central American countries percentage of Facebook users is almost the same as percentage of internet users. That is impressive :) and map of internet usage http://russiansphinx.blogspot.com/2010/08/geography-of-worlds-internet.html

Carel said...

I am looking for the statistics for The Netherlands, but only for college/university students in The Netherlands. Is there anyway to get insight in those statistics?

Carol L. Weinfeld said...

It's very interesting that Indonesia is number two.

Anonymous said...

I would like to know the situation for Slovakia, thanx

Ssi said...

I would like to know about KOREA's information

Anonymous said...

Really useful, thank you for compiling!
I'd like to know info for GCC countries if possible!

Anonymous said...

how many users are in japan right now?!
do u have other statistics about user from ebay or amazon?!


Anonymous said...

Hey can u please tell me the latest statistics for Pakistan ?? Also, could u tell me the percentage of facebook users in pakistan in different age groups?

Ann said...

Hi there! Can I have the FB stats for Singapore based users?

Anonymous said...

Stats for Norway, please?

Anonymous said...

China please!

Nick Burcher said...

Answers to your requests!

Romania 2.2m users, + 357% vs Dec 2009

Bahamas 139,460, + 48.9% on Dec 2010

Slovakia 1,582,020 +54.6% year on year

South Korea 2,473,540 +511.4% y on y

Japan 1,816,140 +127.5% y on y (but FB still struggling to get traction)

Pakistan 3,119,440 +124% y on y

Singapore 2,437,520 +34% y on y

Norway 2,443,500 +8.3% year on year

China 119,480 +88.9% y on y (but Facebook subject to access restrictions)

Note I just have total user numbers and can't (easily) pull demographic data.

Figures are all taken from Facebook.

Anonymous said...

How many people are using Facebook in North Korea?

cal said...

south africa please? 2009 & 2010 so I can project growth. Thanks so much for this!

Anonymous said...

I would like to know the situation for Moldova, Republic of
Thanks Nick

Archy Aloha! said...

Taiwan has 7652.6% of 24 month growth.... omg

netra tamang said...

How many people are using Facebook in Nepal?

Anonymous said...

Hey Nick, where can I get the original data? Where did you get it? Can you post a link to it please?


Unknown said...

Please can you give me the figures for the following countries:
I work in a school in the UK and we are doing an extensive quiz in which one of the questions is Facebook usage in these countries.
Many Thanks

Anonymous said...

And the situation for Bolivia??

Frank said...

Statistics for Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana please.

Unknown said...

Hi Nick,

Thank you for posting this extremely useful info.

Could I have info (including rankings) on:
Switzerland please.

Many thanks for your help,


David F. Pascual said...

Hello Nick!
It would be very kind of you if you could add some stats from south american countries that haven´t been mentioned before, such as Bolivia, Uruguay, Paraguay, Peru, Ecuador. I need the information for a High School research. Thanks buddy!

Erwin said...

can i have VN stats?

Nick B said...

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

Unknown said...

Could i have the number of users for Denmark, FInalnd, Hungary, Iceland, and Japan for 2008 please? Thank you soooo much! This is really important, and i really appreciate your help!

Ken Web Design said...

Thanks, great content

Sheba said...

I'd like to know Kenya statistics

Nick B said...

Latest Facebook statistics by country 31st Dec 2011 here

Anonymous said...

Can you give me a reference about this information?