Global market share held by internet browsers 2012-2019, by month

As of December 2019, the Google Chrome browser accounted for around 63.67 percent of global market share for internet browsers. Apple’s Safari browser was the second most popular internet browser around the world, accounting for over 17 percent of market share. Apart from these two, no other browser controlled more than five percent of the overall market share.

Internet use

With billions of people around the world having some form of access to the technology, around half of the world’s population can be classified as internet users. In countries like Japan, the United Kingdom, and Germany, a big majority of citizens access the internet on a daily basis, whether it be for work or personal entertainment. In the United States, the average adult spends hours per day online, once again showing the large importance of internet in peoples’ daily lives.

Web browsers

Web browsers serve as the platform through which users from across the globe access the contents of the internet. With the help of a web browser, users can access a huge variety of content including entertainment sites, social media, and online shopping retailers. In recent years, social media sites such as Facebook have become some of the most popular sites, with users determined to keep up to date with the digital presence of their friends, families, and favorite celebrities.

Global market share held by leading internet browsers from January 2012 to December 2019

ChromeSafariFirefoxSamsungUC BrowserOperaEdgeIEAndroid
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January 2020

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

January 2012 to December 2019

Special properties

desktop, mobile and tablet; excluding consoles

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