Facebook 3Q08 International Growth Report: 17 Countries Now With More Than 1 Million Facebook Users

Facebook has been growing by leaps and bounds in 2008. In June, Facebook became the largest social network by reach at 132 million uniques, a 35% jump from the end of 2007, according to comScore.

Inside Facebook has been gathering per-country data periodically from Facebook’s advertising tools over the last year. Since our last report on Facebook’s international growth in July:

  • Facebook’s user base grew by nearly 25% to 102 million active users. Facebook added nearly 20 million more members during the third quarter, 80% of which came from outside the US.
  • 17 countries now have more than 1 million Facebook users: United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Turkey, Chile, France, Australia, Colombia, Venezuela, Italy, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Spain, Mexico, Hong Kong, and Argentina. South Africa and Belgium will be next to cross the mark.
  • Facebook’s torrid growth in Europe and South America has continued. 10 of the 15 fastest growing countries in 3Q08 were European; 3 were South American.

Here’s a look at the top 25 Facebook user populations by country, the fastest growing countries during 3Q08, and the fastest growing countries overall for 2008. (Note: this data is self-reported by Facebook users, and growth rates are approximately but not exactly quarterly.)

Top 25 Countries on Facebook as of 8 October 2008

Top 40 Fastest Growing Countries on Facebook in 3Q08 (%)

Top 40 Fastest Growing Countries on Facebook in 2008 (%)

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13 Responses to “Facebook 3Q08 International Growth Report: 17 Countries Now With More Than 1 Million Facebook Users”

  1. Vasileios Pasparas says:

    really interesting stats and how the internet social media sites affect our daily life.

  2. Néstor says:

    In Chile we are 16.000.000 people.
    18% is in Facebook. wow!

  3. Mark Zuckerberg à la Cantine, Paris - Sociablog - Comprendre les réseaux sociaux says:

    [...] ses jours-ci va dans ce sens : Facebook connaît une croissance phénoménale dans le monde (voir cet article publié aujourd’hui sur le blog Inside Facebook) et il veut aller à la rencontre des sociétés qui adoptent son outil de communication, et des [...]

  4. Matias Godoi says:

    Do you have any data on Brazil?

    just to compare with the rest of the countries…

    really interested stuff

    Matias

  5. Marcelo Calbucci says:

    I would also really like to know the number of users and the it’s growth in Brazil!!

    Please let us know.

    Thank you

  6. AndresCavelier.com » Estadísticas de redes sociales online en América Latina 2008 says:

    [...] Venezuela (1,5 millones), España (1.2 millones), México (1.1 millones) y Argentina (1 millón), Insidefacebook.com, Octubre 8 [...]

  7. La Bible, enfin en français ! - Sociablog - Comprendre les réseaux sociaux says:

    [...] de l’édition originale est Justin Smith, aussi auteur de Inside Facebook, l’un des plus importants blogs américains sur le sujet du marketing sur [...]

  8. Gonzalo Eaton says:

    about Brazil Social Netwrok situation:
    http://www.comscore.com/press/release.asp?press=2592
    Orkut rules in Brazil
    Sonico in 3rd position, wheres is facebook in Brazil?¿¿ jaja

  9. TumbleTech » Facebook Goes East: Takes $200 Million Investment from Russian Investment Firm says:

    [...] for a company that used to struggle to grow outside of the U.S. market. We can only assume that the rapid growth of Facebook in the U.K. and Canada has helped the service to achieve these [...]

  10. Facebook Goes East: Takes $200 Million Investment from Russian Investment Firm - ComponentGear.com Feed - ComponentGear.com says:

    [...] for a company that used to struggle to grow outside of the U.S. market. We can only assume that the rapid growth of Facebook in the U.K. and Canada has helped the service to achieve these numbers. [...]

  11. Facebook Goes East: Takes $200 Million Investment from Russian Investment Firm | koala eye says:

    [...] for a company that used to struggle to grow outside of the U.S. market. We can only assume that the rapid growth of Facebook in the U.K. and Canada has helped the service to achieve these [...]

  12. the hive » Facebook Goes East: Takes $200 Million Investment from Russian Investment Firm says:

    [...] for a company that used to struggle to grow outside of the U.S. market. We can only assume that the rapid growth of Facebook in the U.K. and Canada has helped the service to achieve these [...]

  13. LAS REDES SOCIALES EN LA ACTUALIDAD « CAC Porter Novelli | PNews says:

    [...] Los países latinoamericanos (+ EEUU y España) donde Facebook ha crecido más en 2008: Chile (3,343%), Venezuela (1,061%), Argentina (1,033%), Colombia (325%), España (265%), Perú (208%), Panamá (99%), Estados Unidos (94%), México (80%), República Dominicana (72%) Insidefacebook.com [...]

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