Fun Facts

" Do you know that the internet contributes to over $2.2 trillion in annual retail sales? Or that the total number of WordPress users rivals the entire population of Turkey?

The internet has now become such a force to reckon with, responsible for trillions of dollars in direct and indirect revenue annually, and understanding how it contributes to the growing world economy will only help your business grow.

The impact of the internet will only keep increasing, but only the informed will benefit; in an attempt to keep you informed and help you make better decisions for your online business, I have compiled a list of useful internet-related statistics with the aim of providing you with the ultimate compendium of internet and hosting statistics and facts."

Internet Statistics 2016

There are 3.26 billion internet users as at December 2015; that's over 40% of the world population.

Asia, as a continent, has the most internet users. It accounts for 48.4% of global internet users.

China, as a country, has the most internet users; with an estimated 640 million internet users, the number of internet users in China is twice the number of the entire U.S population.

China has the highest percentage of internet users (21.97%), followed by the U.S. (9.58%) and India (8.33%).

Bermuda has the highest internet penetration at 97.75%; a whopping 63,987 of Bermuda's 65,461 population uses the internet.

In contrast, while a whopping 86.75% of the U.S. population uses the internet, the U.S. is only ranked #25 in terms of internet penetration. The U.K. ranks #15 in terms of internet penetration with an estimated 89.90% of U.K. citizens using the internet.

Digital interactions influenced retail sales to the tune of $2.2 trillion in 2015.

By 2017, there will be more internet traffic than all prior internet years combined

Wi-Fi and mobile-connected devices will generate 68% of all internet traffic by 2017.

In 2015, 64% of all in-store sales, or sales to the tune of $2.2 trillion, were influenced by the internet.

Facebook now has 1.55 billion active users.

2.9 billion Google searches are made every day.

2.7 million blog posts are published every day.