Active social media penetration in European countries 2020
Leading social networks in the United Kingdom
YouTube leads the way in terms of penetration in the United Kingdom (UK), with a rate of 77 percent. YouTube and Facebook are extremely similar with 77 percent and 76 percent respectively. Twitter is the next non-facebook entry on the list, at fourth place, achieving 43 percent.
Facebook in the United Kingdom
The UK is a significant market for Facebook, with approximately 36.34 million users as of May 2019. Facebook’s UK arm was able to generate revenues amounting to 1.27 billion British pounds in 2017, creating a gross profit of 506.54 million British pounds with costs of sales reaching approximately 758.66 million British pounds. There was a significant increase in revenue from 2015 to 2016, which according to Facebook UK Limited is attributable to the commencement of advertiser reseller services on the 1st of April 2016.