Active Internet Users By Country September 2004

The overall at-home global active Internet universe for 12 selected countries nudged up incrementally by 1.34 percent from August 2004 to September 2004, Nielsen//NetRatings found. The increase represents almost 4 million new active users for the month.

The biggest percentage gainer in September was Spain (13.82 percent) with just over 1 million additional active users. Italy reversed of last month’s trend when it lost the most active uses, by posting the highest numerical gain in September, with almost 1.7 million active users added (an 11.33 percent increase).

The largest decliner on a percentile basis was Hong Kong, which lost 7.11 percent (just over 190,000 users). The U.S posted the largest numerical user decline, just over 1.6 million (a 1.18 percent drop). The fall in US active users returns the country to a losing streak posted from April through July of this year.


Active Internet Users by Country, September 2004, Home
Country August
2004
September
2004
Growth % Change
Australia 8,817,815 8,850,479 0.37% 32,664
Brazil 12,019,552 11,992,791 -0.22% -26,762
France 14,222,597 15,197,078 6.85% 974,481
Germany 29,215,331 30,073,931 2.94% 858,600
Hong Kong 2,673,388 2,483,261 -7.11% -190,127
Italy 14,930,690 16,622,066 11.33% 1,691,376
Japan 35,646,372 36,277,805 1.77% 631,433
Spain 7,466,380 8,498,602 13.82% 1,032,222
Sweden 4,694,397 4,646,457 -1.02% -47,940
Switzerland 3,321,652 3,170,841 -4.54% -150,812
United
Kingdom
21,783,154 22,505,058 3.31% 721,903
United
States
137,038,072 135,423,830 -1.18% -1,614,242
TOTALS 291,829,401 295,742,198 1.34% 3,912,797
Source: Nielsen//NetRatings