U.S. Has 33% Share of Internet Users Worldwide Year-End 2000 According to The Computer Industry Almanac

Apr 24, 2001, 01:00 ET from Computer Industry Almanac Inc.

    ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, April 24 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ --
 According to the Computer Industry Almanac Inc. there were over 400 million
 Internet users worldwide at year-end 2000 -- up from less than 200 million
 Internet users at year-end 1998.  The U.S. had over 134 million Internet users
 or nearly 33% of the total at year-end 2000.  The top 15 countries account for
 nearly 78% of the worldwide Internet users at year-end 2000.  An Internet User
 is defined as being over 16 years of age and uses the Internet on a regular or
 occasional basis.
     Most notable is the appearance of Russia on our top 15 list of countries.
 Russia jumped from 1.4 million Internet Users year-end 1998 to 7.5 million in
 2000.  That's more than a 5-fold increase in the number of Internet users in
 Russia in only 2 years.  Most Russians do not have their own ISP account, but
 use the Internet at school and other public places.  Weekly or active Internet
 users were only 3 million at year-end 2000.  Russia had over 4 million users
 year-end 1999.
     Most of the Internet user growth is now coming from Asia, Latin America
 and Eastern Europe.  Much growth is also coming from wireless Internet use via
 web cell phones and this will be important in Asia.
 
              Top 15 Countries in Internet Users at Year-End 2000
     Rank         Country            Weekly Internet             All Internet
                                       Users (#M)                 Users (#M)
     1              U.S.                 114.4                       134.6
     2             Japan                  25.4                        33.9
     3           Germany                  14.9                        19.9
     4            Canada                  13.1                        15.4
     5              U.K.                  12.6                        16.8
     6       South Korea                  12.4                        19.0
     7             China                  11.3                        22.5
     8             Italy                   9.3                        12.5
     9            France                   6.3                         9.0
     10        Australia                   5.3                         7.6
     11           Taiwan                   4.5                         7.0
     12      Netherlands                   4.1                         5.5
     13           Sweden                   3.8                         4.4
     14            Spain                   3.6                         5.6
     15           Russia                   3.0                         7.5
     -- Top 15 Countries                 244.0                       321.2
     --      West Europe                  54.6                        73.7
     --        Worldwide                 299.6                       413.7
 
     These are results from a report by Computer Industry Almanac Inc. that
 estimates the number of Internet users in 50 countries from 1990 to 2000 with
 projections for each year 2001 to 2005.  Note that these numbers on average
 are 28% higher when occasional Internet users are included.
 
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SOURCE Computer Industry Almanac Inc.
    ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, April 24 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ --
 According to the Computer Industry Almanac Inc. there were over 400 million
 Internet users worldwide at year-end 2000 -- up from less than 200 million
 Internet users at year-end 1998.  The U.S. had over 134 million Internet users
 or nearly 33% of the total at year-end 2000.  The top 15 countries account for
 nearly 78% of the worldwide Internet users at year-end 2000.  An Internet User
 is defined as being over 16 years of age and uses the Internet on a regular or
 occasional basis.
     Most notable is the appearance of Russia on our top 15 list of countries.
 Russia jumped from 1.4 million Internet Users year-end 1998 to 7.5 million in
 2000.  That's more than a 5-fold increase in the number of Internet users in
 Russia in only 2 years.  Most Russians do not have their own ISP account, but
 use the Internet at school and other public places.  Weekly or active Internet
 users were only 3 million at year-end 2000.  Russia had over 4 million users
 year-end 1999.
     Most of the Internet user growth is now coming from Asia, Latin America
 and Eastern Europe.  Much growth is also coming from wireless Internet use via
 web cell phones and this will be important in Asia.
 
              Top 15 Countries in Internet Users at Year-End 2000
     Rank         Country            Weekly Internet             All Internet
                                       Users (#M)                 Users (#M)
     1              U.S.                 114.4                       134.6
     2             Japan                  25.4                        33.9
     3           Germany                  14.9                        19.9
     4            Canada                  13.1                        15.4
     5              U.K.                  12.6                        16.8
     6       South Korea                  12.4                        19.0
     7             China                  11.3                        22.5
     8             Italy                   9.3                        12.5
     9            France                   6.3                         9.0
     10        Australia                   5.3                         7.6
     11           Taiwan                   4.5                         7.0
     12      Netherlands                   4.1                         5.5
     13           Sweden                   3.8                         4.4
     14            Spain                   3.6                         5.6
     15           Russia                   3.0                         7.5
     -- Top 15 Countries                 244.0                       321.2
     --      West Europe                  54.6                        73.7
     --        Worldwide                 299.6                       413.7
 
     These are results from a report by Computer Industry Almanac Inc. that
 estimates the number of Internet users in 50 countries from 1990 to 2000 with
 projections for each year 2001 to 2005.  Note that these numbers on average
 are 28% higher when occasional Internet users are included.
 
           See Computer Industry Almanac Inc., http://www.c-i-a.com .
 
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