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India beats Indonesia to have 2nd largest userbase on Facebook!

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India has added close to 11 Million Facebook users in last 6 months and has now beaten Indonesia to have the 2nd largest userbase on Facebook. According to stats revealed by Social Bakers, a social analytics company, India now has 43.5 million users on Facebook as compared to 43.1 million of Indonesia. Roughly, that stands for more than half of all the internet users in India.

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The Top 20 Countries on Facebook by Userbase

No. Country  Users  Change  (± %)  Penetration
1 United States  155699640 +2 532 040  1.65% 50.19%
2 India  43497980 +10 828 860  33.15% 3.71%
3 Indonesia  43060360 +3 856 160  9.84% 17.72%
4 Brazil  37907400 +13 938 440  58.15% 18.85%
5 Mexico  32031340 +4 245 680  15.28% 28.48%
6 Turkey  31247120 +1 592 880  5.37% 40.16%
7 United Kingdom  30249340 +468 580  1.57% 48.52%
8 Philippines  27593300 +1 637 340  6.31% 27.62%
9 France  23599740 +1 008 920  4.47% 36.44%
10 Germany  22600660 +2 347 160  11.59% 27.47%
11 Italy  21297400 +1 500 400  7.58% 36.66%
12 Argentina  17784380 +1 494 540  9.17% 43.02%
13 Canada  17190240 +644 240  3.89% 50.92%
14 Spain  15628320 +1 315 340  9.19% 33.60%
15 Colombia  15620240 +594 240  3.95% 35.34%
16 Thailand  13687640 +2 201 680  19.17% 20.61%
17 Malaysia  12268300 +839 300  7.34% 46.90%
18 Taiwan  11530420 +1 048 580  10.00% 50.08%
19 Australia  10702880 +262 040  2.51% 50.34%
20 Egypt  9544400 +991 140  11.59% 11.86%

Among the top 20 countries on Facebook, Brazil is the only country which has added more subscribers in last 6 months. Brazil added 13.9 mil users as compared to India’s 10.8 mln. India also registered 2nd highest growth rate in userbase (33.15%) after Brazil (58.15%).

Even though India has 2nd highest userbase, the penetration is one of the lowest with only 3.71% of all Indians being on Internet. While half of all Americans are on Facebook, even countries like Philippines (27.6%), Turkey (40.1%), Malaysia (46.9%) & Thailand (20.16%) have much higher Facebook Penetration.

Facebook users by Indian Cities

In India, Mumbai has maximum Facebook userbase with 3.7 mln users ranking 18th across the globe. Delhi (1.57 Mln) ranked 36th and Bangalore (1.53 mln) ranked 38th, have nearly same number of FB users. [source]

Global Rank City FB Users Penetration

18

Mumbai 

3672500

18.80%

36

Delhi 

1566500

8.70%

38

Bangalore 

1526080

22.91%

49

Chennai 

1214100

101.64%

50

Hyderabad 

1180720

79.65%

68

Pune 

830260

63.56%

79

Calcutta 

585080

12.77%

85

Ahmedabad 

350760

22.99%

90

Indore 

273240

23.82%

95

Surat 

191420

16.77%

99

Coimbatore 

149420

10.12%

100

Bhopal 

147800

10.24%

101

Ludhiana 

127460

10.64%

108

Vadodara 

88520

7.69%

109

Kanpur 

70600

2.79%

111

Lucknow 

55640

3.54%

112

Thane 

50500

4.32%

113

Visakhapatnam 

46940

2.54%

114

Jabalpur 

43540

3.15%

115

Agra 

41720

3.23%

116

Madurai 

41140

3.40%

118

Kochi 

19000

1.06%

119

Kalyan 

16800

2.39%

It is interesting to note that FB penetration in Chennai shows more than 100%, while Hyderabad (79.65%) and Pune (63.56%) also show very high percentage of users!

[via Penn-Olson]

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Arun Prabhudesai is founder / chief editor at trak.in. He jumped the Entrepreneurship bandwagon in early 2008 after a long 13 year stint in I.T Industry. You can follow him on twitter @trakin and Facebook. Arun’s Google+ Profile

2 comments

  1. No wonder as the way internet users are increasing in India, this was very much expected.

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