StatsAudienceActive Home Internet Users by Country, June 2008

Active Home Internet Users by Country, June 2008

The number of Internet users in Germany held steady, but fluctuated in other countries.

Germany maintained 36.8 million active Internet home users in June, which was the same as in May, according to data from Nielsen Online.

Of the remaining 10 countries tracked, Australia (-2.16%); Brazil (-1.00%); France (-1.03%); Italy (-4.37%); Japan (-1.31%); and the U.S. (-0.59%) all showed a decline in the number of active home Internet users compared to the prior month.

Active Internet home users increased in Spain (1.46%); Switzerland (1.91%); and the U.K. (0.32%).

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, June 2008
Country May 2008 June 2008 Growth (%) Difference
Australia 11,724,876 11,471,144 -2.16 -253,731
Brazil 23,141,097 22,910,305 -1.00 -230,792
France 26,566,040 26,293,421 -1.03 -272,619
Germany 36,773,740 36,773,740 0.00 0
Italy 19,608,271 18,752,091 -4.37 -856,180
Japan 49,413,632 48,764,905 -1.31 -648,727
Spain 15,015,872 15,234,838 1.46 218,966
Switzerland 3,786,632 3,858,815 1.91 72,183
U.K. 27,403,095 27,491,130 0.32 88,035
U.S. 153,711,736 152,798,460 -0.59 -913,276
Source: Nielsen Online, 2008

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