According to the latest statistics, as of June 30, 2019, the number of Internet users has reached 4.422 billion, of which the number of Internet users in Asia is close to 50%, while the number of Internet users in China and India is growing rapidly. The report also pointed out that the wave of Internet globalization has stepped out of the center of the United States.
Specifically, among the 4.422 billion global netizens, Asia ranked first, with a total of 2.2 billion, accounting for 49.8%, followed by Europe with 719 million, accounting for 16.3%. 525 million, accounting for 11.9%, while Latin American netizens 447 million (10.1%), including 366 million (7.4%) of North American netizens including the United States, 3.9% in the Middle East, and 0.6% in Oceania.
China’s Internet penetration rate is nearly 60%
According to the statistics of internetworldstats, as of March 31, 2019, the number of Chinese Internet users was 829 million, accounting for 37.8%. India closely followed, with 560 million Internet users, accounting for 25.5%. The report also pointed out that in 2018, the number of Internet users in India increased by 97.79 million, an increase of 21%. Followed by China, the past year has increased by 50.67 million netizens, with a growth rate of only 6.7%, mainly due to the early Internet penetration in China.
Previously, the “Statistical Report on the Development of China’s Internet Network” pointed out that the number of mobile Internet users in China reached 871 million last year. The proportion of Internet users accessing the Internet through mobile phones was as high as 98.6%, and the number of mobile Internet users increased by 64.33 million. At present, China’s Internet has developed rapidly. In 2018, the Internet penetration rate was close to 60%, the threshold for entering the network was further reduced, the offline payment habits continued to consolidate, and the international payment market accelerated.
From 1997 to 2018, the number of Internet users in China increased from 620,000 to 829 million, the Internet penetration rate increased from 0.03% to 59.6%, and the number of websites increased from 1,500 to 5.23 million. As of December 2018, the number of IPv4 addresses owned by China reached 339 million, and the number of IPv6 addresses reached 41,079/32. The total number of domain names in China was 37.928 million, of which the total number of “.CN” domain names was 21.243 million, accounting for 56.0. %.
Global Internet users spend more than 6 hours online
Previous reports by We Are Social and Hoot suite also showed that global Internet users spend an average of one-quarter of their time each day, with an Internet time of 6 hours and 42 minutes, compared to 6 hours and 49 minutes last year.
If you look closely at this data, it is not difficult to find that netizens in developing and middle-income countries spend the most time on the Internet. For example, the average Internet access time of Philippine netizens is 10 hours and 2 minutes. However, Japanese netizens spend an average of only 3 hours a day. In 45 minutes, the average American online time is 6 hours and 31 minutes, while China is 5 hours and 52 minutes, and the UK is 5 hours and 46 minutes.
From the distribution of Internet users’ online time, social media occupies a lot of time for people to go online. The average global time is 2 hours and 16 minutes, while the lowest social media usage rate is in Japan, and people spend an average of 36 minutes.
Experts say that the average global Internet time of nearly 7 hours a day may sound worrying, but this does not mean large-scale Internet addiction, because more and more people solve their jobs and other things through the Internet. Such as reservation systems, travel information, commuting to work, and communication between employees and employers.