Countries with the highest number of internet users 2019

As of June 2019, China was ranked first among the countries with the most internet users. China had 854 million internet users, more than double the amount of third-ranked United States with just over 293 million internet users. Overall, all BRIC markets had more than 100 million internet users, accounting for four of the eight countries with more than 100 million internet users.

Worldwide internet usage - additional information

According to a recent report, there were 4.13 billion internet users around the world. Considering that the number of humans living on Earth is presently estimated at some 8.5 billion, this means that over 41 percent of the world population is interconnected through the use of internet. There are, however, stark differences in user distribution according to region, where East Asia is home to 923 million internet users, while African and the Middle Eastern regions have lower user figures.

China ranks first in a top of countries with most internet users. Due to its ongoing and fast-paced economic development, but also to a cultural inclination towards technology, more than 854 million of the estimated 1.38 billion population in China are online. Some of the other notable emerging markets are India, with a projected number of internet users of 636 million by 2021, or Indonesia, which is expected to have 144.2 million of its citizens surfing the World Wide Web around the same year.

Notwithstanding the leadership of China and the overall Asia Pacific region in terms of sheer number of cybercitizens, the most common language in the online medium is still English, which is preferred by over 26 percent of the total number of internet users.

Countries with the highest number of internet users as of June 2019

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Release date

November 2019

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

June 2019

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