Global desktop market share held by internet browsers 2015-2018

Global market share held by leading desktop internet browsers from January 2015 to December 2018

Global desktop market share held by internet browsers 2015-2018 As of December 2018, Google Chrome accounted for nearly 71 percent of the global desktop internet browser market share, increasing by around 14 percentage points in just 3 years. Around half of the world’s population uses the internet on a regular basis, and web browsers serve as the channel through which users from across the globe access the internet each day.
 What are people using their web browsers for?

  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 frequently visited sites in the world, with users determined to keep up to date with the digital presence of their friends, families, and favorite celebrities.

Privacy concerns

  Web browsers provide users with an integral digital service, but recent data leaks have alerted users to the pitfalls of putting too much personal data online. A great number of people are becoming aware of and concerned about their online privacy, meaning that web browser developers must prove themselves capable of protecting information if they hope to receive the continued loyalty of their users.
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Global market share held by leading desktop internet browsers from January 2015 to December 2018

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ChromeFirefoxIESafariEdgeOpera
Dec '1870.95%10.05%5.4%5.06%4.17%2.38%
Nov '1872.38%9.1%5.38%5.06%4%2.18%
Oct '1869.64%10.14%6.01%5.61%4.21%2.29%
Sep '1867.88%10.94%6.45%5.58%4.36%2.44%
Aug '1867.66%10.96%6.97%5.13%4.24%2.48%
Jul '1867.6%11.23%6.97%5.01%4.19%2.48%
Jun '1866.87%11.44%7.13%5.38%4.16%2.47%
May '1866.93%11.55%6.97%5.48%4.15%2.36%
Apr '1866.17%11.78%7.17%5.48%4.26%2.33%
Mar '1866.93%11.6%7.02%5.37%4.18%2.29%
Feb '1867.49%11.54%6.91%5.42%4.04%2.24%
Jan '1865.98%11.87%7.28%5.87%4.11%2.35%
Dec '1764.72%12.21%7.71%6.29%4.18%2.31%
Nov '1763.36%12.46%9.07%6.04%4.38%2.22%
Oct '1763.6%13.04%8.34%5.89%4.43%2.23%
Sep '1763.98%13.6%8.21%5.46%4.3%2.29%
Aug '1763.58%13.73%8.61%5.51%3.95%2.36%
Jul '1763.48%13.82%9.03%5.04%3.95%2.25%
Jun '1763.23%13.98%9.28%5.15%3.89%2.22%
May '1763.36%14.17%9.2%5.25%3.74%2.12%
Apr '1763.45%14.53%9%5.2%3.71%2.08%
Mar '1762.81%14.97%9.39%5.28%3.64%1.93%
Feb '1762.95%14.81%9.62%5.34%3.68%1.6%
Jan '1762.09%14.85%10.49%5.28%3.58%1.66%
Dec '1662.66%14.95%9.86%5.1%3.37%1.8%
Nov '1663.11%14.89%9.64%5.19%3.19%1.89%
Oct '1663.19%14.59%9.73%5.29%3.06%2%
Sep '1662.62%15%10.73%4.75%3.01%1.75%
Aug '1662.3%15.31%10.73%4.64%3.11%1.79%
Jul '1662.38%15.43%10.73%4.59%3.04%1.78%
Jun '1661.73%15.55%11.71%4.74%2.75%1.73%
May '1660.75%15.96%12.45%4.77%2.49%1.84%
Apr '1660.47%15.62%13.25%4.62%2.28%1.92%
Mar '1660.1%15.69%13.67%4.62%2.15%1.96%
Feb '1658.98%16.06%14.58%4.62%1.97%2.07%
Jan '1657.75%16%15.95%4.6%1.82%2.03%
Dec '1556.89%15.6%16.52%5.29%1.58%2.2%
Nov '1557.48%16.05%16.79%4.71%1.31%1.87%
Oct '1556.95%16.95%16.7%4.49%1.2%1.87%
Sep '1556.51%17.34%17.11%4.27%1.06%1.84%
Aug '1556.51%17.16%17.51%4.17%0.82%1.86%
Jul '1555.39%17.24%18.86%4.7%0.05%1.91%
Jun '1552.82%17.59%20.15%5.94%-1.71%
May '1552.32%17.87%19.9%6.31%-1.73%
Apr '1552.96%18.27%19.85%5.23%-1.73%
Mar '1552.59%18.6%19.73%5.43%-1.74%
Feb '1552.27%18.22%20.75%4.94%-1.72%
Jan '1551.72%18.7%21.16%4.94%-1.67%
ChromeFirefoxIESafariEdgeOpera
Dec '1870.95%10.05%5.4%5.06%4.17%2.38%
Nov '1872.38%9.1%5.38%5.06%4%2.18%
Oct '1869.64%10.14%6.01%5.61%4.21%2.29%
Sep '1867.88%10.94%6.45%5.58%4.36%2.44%
Aug '1867.66%10.96%6.97%5.13%4.24%2.48%
Jul '1867.6%11.23%6.97%5.01%4.19%2.48%
Jun '1866.87%11.44%7.13%5.38%4.16%2.47%
May '1866.93%11.55%6.97%5.48%4.15%2.36%
Apr '1866.17%11.78%7.17%5.48%4.26%2.33%
Mar '1866.93%11.6%7.02%5.37%4.18%2.29%
Feb '1867.49%11.54%6.91%5.42%4.04%2.24%
Jan '1865.98%11.87%7.28%5.87%4.11%2.35%
Dec '1764.72%12.21%7.71%6.29%4.18%2.31%
Nov '1763.36%12.46%9.07%6.04%4.38%2.22%
Oct '1763.6%13.04%8.34%5.89%4.43%2.23%
Sep '1763.98%13.6%8.21%5.46%4.3%2.29%
Aug '1763.58%13.73%8.61%5.51%3.95%2.36%
Jul '1763.48%13.82%9.03%5.04%3.95%2.25%
Jun '1763.23%13.98%9.28%5.15%3.89%2.22%
May '1763.36%14.17%9.2%5.25%3.74%2.12%
Apr '1763.45%14.53%9%5.2%3.71%2.08%
Mar '1762.81%14.97%9.39%5.28%3.64%1.93%
Feb '1762.95%14.81%9.62%5.34%3.68%1.6%
Jan '1762.09%14.85%10.49%5.28%3.58%1.66%
Dec '1662.66%14.95%9.86%5.1%3.37%1.8%
Nov '1663.11%14.89%9.64%5.19%3.19%1.89%
Oct '1663.19%14.59%9.73%5.29%3.06%2%
Sep '1662.62%15%10.73%4.75%3.01%1.75%
Aug '1662.3%15.31%10.73%4.64%3.11%1.79%
Jul '1662.38%15.43%10.73%4.59%3.04%1.78%
Jun '1661.73%15.55%11.71%4.74%2.75%1.73%
May '1660.75%15.96%12.45%4.77%2.49%1.84%
Apr '1660.47%15.62%13.25%4.62%2.28%1.92%
Mar '1660.1%15.69%13.67%4.62%2.15%1.96%
Feb '1658.98%16.06%14.58%4.62%1.97%2.07%
Jan '1657.75%16%15.95%4.6%1.82%2.03%
Dec '1556.89%15.6%16.52%5.29%1.58%2.2%
Nov '1557.48%16.05%16.79%4.71%1.31%1.87%
Oct '1556.95%16.95%16.7%4.49%1.2%1.87%
Sep '1556.51%17.34%17.11%4.27%1.06%1.84%
Aug '1556.51%17.16%17.51%4.17%0.82%1.86%
Jul '1555.39%17.24%18.86%4.7%0.05%1.91%
Jun '1552.82%17.59%20.15%5.94%-1.71%
May '1552.32%17.87%19.9%6.31%-1.73%
Apr '1552.96%18.27%19.85%5.23%-1.73%
Mar '1552.59%18.6%19.73%5.43%-1.74%
Feb '1552.27%18.22%20.75%4.94%-1.72%
Jan '1551.72%18.7%21.16%4.94%-1.67%
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As of December 2018, Google Chrome accounted for nearly 71 percent of the global desktop internet browser market share, increasing by around 14 percentage points in just 3 years. Around half of the world’s population uses the internet on a regular basis, and web browsers serve as the channel through which users from across the globe access the internet each day.
 What are people using their web browsers for?

  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 frequently visited sites in the world, with users determined to keep up to date with the digital presence of their friends, families, and favorite celebrities.

Privacy concerns

  Web browsers provide users with an integral digital service, but recent data leaks have alerted users to the pitfalls of putting too much personal data online. A great number of people are becoming aware of and concerned about their online privacy, meaning that web browser developers must prove themselves capable of protecting information if they hope to receive the continued loyalty of their users.
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