Active Home Internet Users by Country, April 2008

The U.K. held steady in active home Internet users in the month of April, according to data from Nielsen Online.

Elsewhere, the number of Internet users went down. Australia, Brazil, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland, and the U.S. all experienced losses in the number of active Internet users.

Nielsen Online uses a sampling methodology applied worldwide, which allows for data aggregation on a regional and global basis. Active Internet users are derived from the number of users who have logged on in the previous 30 days.


Worldwide Active Internet Home Users, April 2008
Country March 2008 April 2008 Growth (%) Difference
Australia 11,238,289 11,083,145 -1.38 -155,144
Brazil 22,741,785 22,419,369 -1.42 -322,415
France 25,407,485 24,544,793 -3.40 -862,693
Germany 36,469,123 35,919,560 -1.51 -549,564
Italy 19,649,528 18,217,214 -7.29 -1,432,313
Japan 48,637,598 48,274,798 -0.75 -362,800
Spain 15,097,884 14,752,384 -2.29 -345,500
Switzerland 3,846,219 3,844,257 -0.05 -1,962
U.K. 26,920,949 27,365,824 1.65 444,875
U.S. 152,577,786 151,390,437 -0.78 -1,187,349
Source: Nielsen Online, 2008

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