Usage share of web browsers

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Countries by most used web browser in July 2014

The usage share of web browsers is the proportion, often expressed as a percentage, of visitors to a group of Web sites that use a particular Web browser. Web browser usage share varies from region to region as well as through time.

Accuracy[edit]

Measuring browser usage in the number of requests (page hits) made by each user agent can be misleading.

Overestimation[edit]

Not all requests are generated by a user, as a user agent can make requests at regular time intervals without user input. In this case, the user's activity might be overestimated. Some examples:

Underestimation[edit]

It is also possible to underestimate the usage share by using the number of requests, for example:

Differences in measurement[edit]

Net Applications and W3Counter[citation needed] use unique visitors to measure web usage.[8] This has the effect that users visiting a site ten times will only be counted once by these sources, while they are counted ten times by statistics companies that measure page hits.

To supplement statistics from their unique visitors measurements Net Applications uses country-level weighting.[9] The goal of weighting countries based on their usage is to combat selection area based sampling bias caused by discrepancies in the percentage of tracked hits in the sample and the percentage of global usage documented by third party sources caused by the heavier levels of market usage. [10]

Summary table[edit]

The following tables summarize the usage share of browsers for the indicated month.

Usage share of desktop and mobile browsers combined for June 2014
SourceAndroid
Browser
ChromeInternet
Explorer
SafariOpera
Other
NetApplications3.94%15.91%48.39%12.32%2.18%4.47%
Usage share of desktop browsers for June 2014
SourceChromeInternet
Explorer
FirefoxSafariOpera
Other
NetApplications19.34%58.38%15.54%5.28%1.05%0.41%
Usage share of mobile (smartphone and tablet) browsers for June 2014
SourceAndroid
Browser
ChromeInternet
Explorer
SafariOpera
Mini

Other
NetApplications22.77%16.67%2.01%47.06%7.82%4.69%
Usage share of desktop browsers for January 2014
SourceChromeInternet
Explorer
FirefoxSafariOpera
Other
StatCounter46.6%24.6%20.4%5.1%1.3%2.0%
W3Counter34.1%20.3%18.3%17.8%2.7%6.8%
Wikimedia42.7%18.0%15.3%6.1%2.4%15.6%
NetApplications16.4%58.2%18.0%5.8%1.3%0.4%
Usage share of desktop browsers for June 2013
SourceChromeInternet
Explorer
FirefoxSafariOpera
Other
StatCounter42.7%25.4%20.0%8.4%1.0%2.4%
Clicky38.9%29.1%21.2%9.3%1.2%0.3%
W3Counter32.6%21.7%19.5%15.4%2.2%8.6%
Wikimedia46.0%20.5%17.7%3.1%5.5%7.3%
NetApplications17.2%56.2%19.2%5.6%1.6%0.4%

Note: Wikimedia has recently had a large percentage of unrecognised browsers that are assumed to be Internet Explorer 11.[11]

Historical usage share[edit]

StatCounter (July 2008 to present)[edit]

Countries by most used web browser in July 2014

StatCounter statistics are directly derived from hits (not unique visitors) from 3 million sites using StatCounter totaling more than 15 billion hits per month.[12] No weightings are used.

Desktop and mobile browser usage[edit]

StatCounter reports desktop (including laptop) and mobile browser share separately. For consistency, each desktop browser share has been reduced by multiplying it by the current overall desktop share versus mobile. Similarly, mobile browser shares have each been multiplied by the overall mobile percentage. This avoids having greater than 100% usage share when combining mobile and desktop.

Global desktop and mobile stats combined from StatCounter (Top 5 browsers)
Date
Internet
Explorer
[Note 1]
ChromeFirefoxSafariOperaAndroidMobile
Total
Desktop+LaptopMobileTotalDesktop+LaptopMobileTotal
July 201320.27%36.29%16.60%7.10%4.27%11.37%1.01%2.73%3.74%4.97%17.35%
June 201321.35%35.82%16.79%7.04%3.79%10.83%1.03%2.28%3.31%4.66%16.08%
May 201323.67%35.66%16.87%6.80%3.67%10.55%0.87%2.13%3.00%4.45%14.62%
April 201325.58%33.71%17.27%6.89%3.76%10.65%0.85%2.26%3.11%4.30%13.90%
March 201325.08%32.88%17.86%7.28%3.90%11.18%1.00%2.24%3.24%4.43%14.44%
February 201325.54%31.96%18.28%7.37%3.89%11.26%1.04%2.21%3.25%4.53%14.35%
January 201326.37%31.51%18.39%7.12%3.64%10.76%1.02%2.17%3.19%4.36%14.13%
July 201228.49%30.06%21.01%6.33%2.77%9.10%1.53%2.15%3.68%2.57%11.09%
January 201234.27%25.99%22.68%6.06%1.92%7.98%1.78%2.06%3.84%1.71%8.49%
July 201139.47%20.59%25.99%4.81%1.40%6.21%1.54%1.54%3.08%1.28%7.02%
June 201140.73%19.30%26.49%4.74%1.63%6.53%
  1. ^ StatCounter reports desktop and mobile browser share separately, we report them together. For consistency, each desktop browser share has been reduced by multiplying it by the current overall desktop share versus mobile. Similarly, mobile browser shares have each been multiplied by the overall mobile percentage.
Global desktop stats from StatCounter (Top 5 browsers)
Date
Internet
Explorer

Chrome

Firefox

Safari

Opera

Mobile

May 201420.79%45.60%18.74%10.01%1.34%26.98%
April 201421.43%45.22%18.62%9.79%1.39%25.02%
March 201422.58%43.66%18.75%9.91%1.38%25.42%
February 201422.49%43.89%19.21%9.74%1.34%24.68%
January 201422.85%43.67%18.90%9.73%1.30%23.77%
December 201323.24%43.92%18.95%9.14%1.31%23.41%
November 201327.31%41.87%18.15%8.50%1.18%20.04%
October 201328.96%40.44%18.11%8.54%1.20%19.71%
September 201328.56%40.80%18.36%8.52%1.16%17.81%
August 201325.55%42.78%19.25%8.57%1.16%18.00%
July 201324.53%43.12%20.09%8.59%1.10%17.35%
June 201325.44%42.68%20.01%8.39%1.03%16.08%
May 201327.72%41.38%19.76%7.96%1.00%14.62%
April 201329.71%39.15%20.06%8.00%1.01%13.90%
March 201329.30%38.07%20.87%8.60%1.17%14.44%
February 201329.82%37.09%21.34%8.60%1.22%14.35%
January 201330.71%36.52%21.42%8.29%1.19%14.13%
July 201232.04%33.81%23.73%7.12%1.72%11.09%
January 201237.45%28.40%24.78%6.62%1.95%8.49%
July 201142.45%22.14%27.95%5.17%1.66%7.02%
January 201146.00%15.68%30.68%5.09%2.00%4.30%
July 201052.68%9.88%30.69%4.09%1.91%2.86%
January 201055.25%6.04%31.64%3.76%2.00%1.56%
July 200960.11%3.01%30.50%3.02%2.64%1.05%
January 200965.41%1.38%27.03%2.57%2.92%0.67%
July 200868.57%26.14%3.30%1.78%

Clicky (September 2009 to August 2013)[edit]

Global usage share data from GetClicky.com
Period
Internet
Explorer

Chrome

Firefox

Safari

Opera

Other Mozilla

August 201328.76%39.48%20.86%9.55%1.04%0.31%
July 201328.64%39.44%21.27%9.19%1.14%0.31%
June 201329.08%38.92%21.22%9.28%1.17%0.32%
May 201329.14%38.39%21.19%9.86%1.13%0.29%
April 201330.57%37.12%21.36%9.48%1.22%0.27%
March 201331.92%35.83%21.29%9.52%1.21%0.24%
February 201333.10%34.57%21.40%9.51%1.21%0.20%
January 201335.67%32.79%20.79%9.41%1.16%0.19%
July 201235.77%29.87%23.61%9.18%1.43%0.13%
January 201238.59%25.75%24.74%9.55%1.28%0.09%
July 201142.06%20.25%27.35%9.07%1.20%0.07%
January 201146.00%15.25%28.74%8.62%1.27%0.12%
July 201049.26%10.53%30.88%7.89%1.26%0.18%
January 201050.73%6.85%32.89%7.79%1.51%0.23%
September 200954.58%4.25%31.96%7.44%1.34%0.43%

W3Counter (May 2007 to present)[edit]

This site counts the last 15,000 page views from each of approximately 70,000 websites. This limits the influence of sites with more than 15,000 monthly visitors on the usage statistics. W3Counter is not affiliated with the W3C.

Global Web Stats from W3Counter
DateInternet ExplorerFirefoxChromeSafariOperaOther Mozilla
June 201419.0%16.8%38.0%16.0%3.2%
May 201419.1%17.6%37.0%16.7%3.0%
April 201418.0%18.5%37.1%17.0%2.8%
March 201418.3%18.1%37.2%16.6%2.9%
February 201419.6%18.3%36.4%16.7%2.6%
January 201420.3%18.3%34.2%17.8%2.7%
December 201321.9%18.0%33.7%16.9%2.8%
November 201325.8%16.4%32.7%13.1%2.3%
October 201327.8%16.0%30.8%13.1%2.3%
September 201325.2%16.8%31.4%14.3%2.4%
August 201324.0%17.8%31.8%14.2%2.4%
July 201322.2%18.5%32.3%14.7%2.3%
June 201321.7%19.5%32.6%15.4%2.2%
May 201322.0%19.2%32.3%14.8%2.2%
April 201323.1%20.7%31.5%15.1%2.3%
March 201324.6%19.3%30.3%16.3%2.3%
February 201326.6%19.7%29.3%15.4%2.4%
January 201327.5%20.0%30.0%14.8%2.3%
July 201228.6%23.1%28.3%13.3%2.2%
January 201230.9%24.8%24.6%6.5%2.5%
July 201135.6%27.7%19.6%6.4%2.3%
January 201140.0%31.1%14.2%5.9%2.0%
July 201044.4%31.4%9.8%1.9%2.1%
January 201049.7%32.3%6.3%5.4%2.1%
31 July 200953.1%31.7%3.3%4.6%1.8%1.1%
31 January 200958.4%31.1%2.7%2.0%1.1%
31 July 200860.9%29.7%2.4%2.0%1.0%
31 January 200862.2%28.7%2.7%2.0%0.52%
30 July 200766.9%25.1%2.2%1.8%0.67%
30 May 200767.1%24.8%2.4%1.8%0.68%
DateInternet ExplorerFirefoxChromeSafariOperaOther Mozilla

Net Applications (2004 Q4 to present)[edit]

Net Applications bases its usage share on statistics from 40,000 websites having around 160 million unique visitors per month. The mean site has 1300 unique visitors per day.

On 1 August 2009, Net Applications began weighting its raw data based on the number of internet users in the countries concerned, using data from the CIA ; the changes were applied retroactively to older data, starting with November 2007.[13] Quarterly data prior to Q1 2008, is reported with a different methodology compared to quarterly data starting with Q1 2008, so combining these data sets and/or using them as the basis for identifying historical trends could result in flawed information.

* Net Applications no longer reports data prior to November 2007 because of this change in methodology.

Global usage share of desktop browsers data from: Net Applications
Period
Internet
Explorer

Firefox

Chrome

Safari

Opera

Other

2014 Q258.14%18.34%16.45%5.55%1.11%0.27%
2014 Q158.10%17.62%16.95%5.71%1.23%0.30%
2013 Q458.15%18.53%15.71%5.85%1.38%0.38%
2013 Q357.37%18.59%16.52%5.61%1.49%0.42%
2013 Q255.89%20.04%16.42%5.46%1.69%0.50%
2013 Q155.58%20.09%16.76%5.32%1.77%0.48%
2012 Q454.56%20.07%17.95%5.26%1.67%0.49%
2012 Q353.52%19.87%19.44%5.07%1.57%0.53%
2012 Q254.05%19.98%19.18%4.71%1.60%0.48%
2012 Q153.16%20.80%18.83%5.03%1.67%0.51%
2011 Q452.32%22.10%18.43%5.09%1.60%0.46%
2011 Q355.29%22.63%15.28%4.74%1.69%0.37%
Global usage share data from: Net Applications
Period
Internet
Explorer

Firefox

Chrome

Safari

Opera

Opera Mini

Netscape

Other Mozilla

2011 Q254.36%21.67%12.51%7.30%1.97%1.21%0.79%0.03%
2011 Q156.19%22.11%11.07%6.43%2.20%1.02%0.75%0.03%
2010 Q458.27%22.80%9.23%5.59%2.24%0.96%0.67%0.03%
2010 Q360.29%22.93%7.53%5.17%2.40%0.88%0.52%0.02%
2010 Q260.01%24.24%7.00%4.78%2.33%0.73%0.49%0.12%
2010 Q161.43%24.40%5.67%4.55%2.37%0.61%0.52%0.15%
2009 Q463.67%24.46%4.04%4.41%2.29%0.45%0.32%0.11%
2009 Q366.80%23.06%2.86%4.13%2.07%0.30%0.50%0.09%
2009 Q268.06%23.00%2.13%3.67%2.05%0.25%0.68%0.06%
2009 Q169.13%22.67%1.56%3.58%2.18%0.23%0.51%0.06%
2008 Q471.99%20.78%1.16%3.11%2.15%0.24%0.41%0.07%
2008 Q374.93%19.07%0.37%2.73%2.06%0.23%0.43%0.07%
2008 Q276.24%18.16%2.73%1.97%0.20%0.48%0.08%
2008 Q177.83%16.86%2.65%1.84%0.17%0.41%0.13%
*2007 Q4*79.16%*15.84%*2.39%*1.78%*0.12%*0.50%*0.09%
*2007 Q3*78.85%*14.69%*4.80%*0.51%*0.76%*0.11%
*2007 Q2*78.76%*14.92%*4.66%*0.46%*0.83%*0.15%
*2007 Q1*79.38%*14.35%*4.70%*0.50%*0.77%*0.19%
*2006 Q4*80.69%*13.50%*4.06%*0.56%*0.86%*0.23%
*2006 Q3*82.88%*11.89%*3.30%*0.62%*0.88%*0.26%
*2006 Q2*84.03%*10.67%*3.25%*0.57%*0.98%*0.32%
*2006 Q1*85.01%*9.77%*3.10%*0.53%*1.09%*0.36%
*2005 Q4*85.88%*9.00%*2.80%*0.54%*1.25%*0.43%
*2005 Q3*86.74%*7.97%*2.24%*0.55%*1.92%*0.48%
*2005 Q2*87.24%*8.08%*1.89%*0.52%*1.62%*0.59%
*2005 Q1*89.02%*6.17%*1.70%*0.49%*1.89%*0.67%
*2004 Q4*91.35%*3.66%*1.50%*0.51%*2.09%*0.80%
Period
Internet
Explorer

Firefox

Chrome

Safari

Opera

Opera
Mini


Netscape

Other Mozilla

Note: * indicates data generated prior to Net Applications' November 2007 change in methodology. See note above.

Wikimedia (April 2009 to present)[edit]

Wikimedia traffic analysis reports are based on server logs of about 4 billion page requests per month, based on the user agent information that accompanied the requests.[14] These server logs cover requests to all the Wikimedia Foundation projects, including Wikipedia, Wikimedia Commons, Wiktionary, Wikibooks, Wikiquote, Wikisource, Wikinews, Wikiversity and others.[15]

Note: Wikimedia has recently had a large percentage of unrecognised browsers, previously counted as Firefox, that are now assumed to be Internet Explorer 11 fixed ONLY for February 2014 numbers. And February 2014 numbers include mobile for Internet Explorer and Firefox (not included in Android). Chrome does not include mobile numbers (Android does).

Usage share data from Wikimedia visitor log analysis report: All Requests
PeriodChrome
Firefox
Internet
Explorer
SafariOperaAndroid
Mobile
Total
DesktopMobileTotalDesktopMobileTotal
February 201427.94%12.00%17.01%3.83%17.97%21.80%1.50%1.27%2.77%12.59%35.03%
January 201427.32%18.15%11.78%3.88%19.41%23.29%1.51%1.32%2.83%12.89%35.01%
December 201330.70%17.90%11.48%3.45%18.03%21.48%1.54%1.32%2.86%11.52%32.20%
November 201335.04%17.37%13.80%2.52%15.17%17.69%1.49%1.16%2.65%9.45%26.99%
October 201333.93%16.12%15.46%2.36%14.34%16.70%1.53%1.17%2.70%9.00%26.32%
August 201331.07%17.17%15.98%2.69%15.92%18.61%1.87%1.14%3.01%9.18%28.25%
July 201332.33%16.90%15.65%2.63%15.66%18.29%2.06%1.18%3.24%8.56%27.38%
June 201335.16%17.83%15.93%2.37%13.13%15.50%2.18%1.10%3.28%6.45%22.32%
May 201335.23%17.79%16.99%2.19%12.63%14.82%2.41%1.14%3.55%6.32%21.83%
April 201334.16%18.16%16.95%2.31%13.61%15.92%2.42%1.18%3.60%6.55%23.13%
March 201333.22%16.28%17.03%4.34%13.59%17.93%2.55%1.18%3.73%6.51%23.13%
February 201332.21%16.80%18.27%4.56%13.06%17.62%2.57%1.21%3.78%6.25%22.44%
January 201331.34%17.61%18.68%4.64%12.66%17.30%2.72%1.16%3.88%6.01%21.71%
July 201227.20%19.23%23.70%4.88%10.60%15.48%3.00%1.50%4.50%4.55%18.19%
January 201222.20%22.30%29.51%5.87%7.58%13.45%3.94%1.21%5.15%3.21%13.40%
July 201116.81%24.98%36.78%5.44%5.31%10.75%3.32%0.90%4.22%1.71%9.80%
January 201111.75%28.71%41.56%5.53%3.73%9.26%3.55%0.70%4.25%0.90%6.90%
Usage share data from Wikimedia visitor log analysis report
Period
Internet
Explorer

Firefox

Chrome

Safari

Opera

Other
Mozilla

Mobile

December 201042.12%28.82%11.18%5.70%3.67%0.52%6.4%
July 201047.74%30.43%7.52%5.18%2.89%0.53%4.5%
January 201051.01%30.85%4.81%5.13%3.18%0.56%3.1%
July 200954.55%31.52%2.77%4.51%2.38%0.70%2.4%
April 200957.37%30.71%1.93%3.86%2.57%0.68%1.9%

Older reports[edit]

StatOwl.com (September 2008 to November 2012)[edit]

USA usage share data from StatOwl.com
Period
Internet
Explorer

Firefox,
Other Mozilla
Chrome

Safari

Opera

Gecko

Netscape
Navigator

November 201243.38%19.42%24.91%9.27%0.75%0.84%
October 201244.40%19.62%24.09%9.42%0.68%0.55%
September 201245.03%19.26%23.31%9.84%0.65%0.78%
August 201245.87%19.49%22.53%10.14%0.59%0.43%
July 201246.95%19.03%22.31%9.96%0.52%0.36%
June 201246.69%19.42%21.76%9.80%0.55%0.30%
May 201246.47%20.47%20.88%10.04%0.55%0.30%
April 201248.28%19.73%19.39%10.51%0.44%0.27%
March 201249.18%19.46%18.10%11.14%0.38%0.29%
February 201250.98%19.00%17.05%11.16%0.33%0.22%
January 201251.81%18.98%16.77%10.93%0.38%0.15%
December 201151.42%19.73%16.78%10.69%0.39%0.16%
November 201151.17%20.15%16.13%11.29%0.38%0.16%
October 201152.59%20.06%15.01%11.13%0.36%0.17%
September 201153.79%20.18%13.79%10.81%0.37%0.21%
August 201153.81%20.61%13.64%10.75%0.39%0.15%
July 201155.26%20.29%12.58%10.68%0.37%0.13%
June 201156.23%20.85%12.04%9.77%0.46%
May 201157.48%20.43%11.06%9.88%0.49%
April 201157.08%21.40%10.85%9.47%0.53%
March 201160.27%19.57%9.60%9.62%0.42%
February 201160.92%19.21%9.13%9.59%0.40%0.42%
January 201161.28%19.57%8.80%9.40%0.39%0.31%
December 201060.98%20.14%8.61%9.33%0.40%0.24%
November 201062.13%19.69%7.46%9.42%0.37%0.18%
October 201062.54%19.76%7.17%9.03%0.36%0.15%
September 201062.68%20.51%6.99%8.83%0.36%0.15%
August 201062.66%20.94%6.83%8.83%0.35%0.14%
July 201061.73%21.66%6.95%8.94%0.36%0.11%
June 201063.37%21.26%6.24%8.52%0.33%
May 201064.17%21.12%5.59%8.31%0.37%
April 201064.55%21.35%5.23%8.12%0.40%
March 201066.34%19.90%4.39%8.59%0.31%
February 201066.99%19.48%3.98%9.00%0.24%0.06%
January 201066.33%20.31%3.87%8.94%0.26%0.06%
December 200966.12%20.82%3.51%8.73%0.30%0.07%
November 200967.74%20.15%2.88%8.56%0.28%0.10%
October 200968.38%20.32%2.56%8.09%0.27%0.14%
September 200967.25%21.12%2.41%8.46%0.28%0.21%
August 200968.37%21.32%2.21%7.29%0.28%0.23%
July 200969.29%21.06%2.05%6.77%0.30%0.24%
June 200971.44%19.48%1.93%6.30%0.33%0.22%
May 200971.35%20.26%1.64%5.95%0.31%0.21%
April 200971.38%20.46%1.43%5.80%0.31%0.19%
March 200972.03%20.00%1.19%5.91%0.30%0.10%
February 200974.04%18.64%0.97%5.57%0.27%0.10%
January 200973.05%19.39%0.96%5.72%0.29%0.12%
December 200870.89%20.87%0.95%6.32%0.33%0.13%
November 200872.07%19.78%0.68%6.57%0.29%0.13%
October 200873.45%18.88%0.57%6.22%0.26%0.16%
September 200874.53%18.14%0.52%5.98%0.22%0.17%

92% of sites monitored by StatOwl serve predominantly United States market.[16]

AT Internet Institute (Europe, 2007-07 to 2010–06)[edit]

AT Internet Institute was formerly known as XiTi.

Method: Only counts visits to local sites in 23 European countries and then averages the percentages for those 23 European countries independent of population size.

Europe usage share data from AT Internet Institute
DateInternet ExplorerNetscapeFirefoxOperaSafariChromeSource
June 201053.8%30.6%2.4%6.8%5.7%2010-6
March 201057.1%29.6%2.2%5.2%5.3%2010-3
September 200962.0%28.4%2.2%4.3%2.8%2009–11
April 200963.6%0.6%28.4%2.2%3.4%1.7%2009-5
March 200964.6%0.6%27.8%2.2%3.3%1.4%
February 200965.6%0.5%27.4%2.1%3.0%1.3%
January 200958.1%0.6%32.5%4.1%3.0%1.5%2009-1
December 200858.5%0.6%32.3%4.5%2.7%1.3%
November 200859.5%0.6%31.1%5.1%2.5%1.1%2008-12-22
October 200859.2%0.6%31.1%5.4%2.4%1.1%
September 200860.2%0.4%31.2%4.8%2.4%1.0%2008-10-10
August 200859.4%0.3%33.0%4.5%2.6%
July 200860.4%0.3%32.2%4.5%2.4%
June 200860.5%0.3%31.4%5.1%2.5%
May 200861.7%0.4%30.7%4.7%2.4%
April 200864.5%0.5%28.9%3.6%2.4%
March 200865.0%0.5%28.8%3.3%2.3%2008-04-30
February 200865.6%0.5%28.5%3.2%2.2%
January 200866.1%0.5%28.0%3.2%2.1%
December 200766.1%0.5%28.0%3.3%2.0%
November 200766.9%0.5%27.3%3.2%1.9%
October 200767.5%0.4%27.0%3.1%1.8%
September 200766.6%0.3%27.7%3.4%1.8%2007-10-30
2–8 July 200766.5%0.3%27.8%3.5%1.7%2007-07-18

TheCounter.com (2000 to 2009)[edit]

TheCounter.com identifies sixteen versions of six browsers (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Opera, Netscape, and Konqueror). Other browsers are categorised as either "Netscape compatible" (including Google Chrome, which may also be categorized as "Safari" because of its "Webkit" subtag) or "unknown". Internet Explorer 8 is identified as Internet Explorer 7. Monthly data includes all hits from 2008-02-01 until the end of the month concerned. More than the exact browser type, this data identifies the underlying rendering engine used by various browsers, and the table below aggregates them in the same column.

Global usage share data from TheCounter.com (global statistics)
Period
Internet
Explorer

Netscape,
Other Mozilla,
Firefox
Safari

Opera

Netscape
Navigator

Sources
2009 Q466.42%21.13%10.05%1.00%0.05%Oct, Nov, Dec
2009 Q369.07%20.59%8.10%0.89%0.06%Jul, Aug, Sep
2009 Q270.31%20.12%6.44%0.94%0.06%Apr, May, Jun
2009 Q171.25%20.01%5.47%0.92%0.08%Jan, Feb, Mar
2008 Q474.24%18.66%4.52%0.89%0.07%Oct, Nov, Dec
2008 Q376.33%17.97%3.76%0.84%0.07%Jul, Aug, Sep
2008 Q278.30%16.36%3.41%0.81%0.06%Apr, May, Jun
2008 Q178.80%15.87%3.32%0.79%0.06%Jan, Feb, Mar
2007 Q481.14%13.81%3.21%0.67%0.06%Oct, Nov, Dec
2007 Q381.63%13.49%3.00%0.66%0.06%Jul, Aug, Sep
2007 Q282.97%12.41%2.87%0.64%0.06%Apr, May, Jun
2007 Q183.69%11.57%2.92%0.57%0.06%Jan, Feb, Mar
2006 Q484.11%11.13%2.80%0.60%0.05%Nov, Dec
2006 Q384.48%10.56%2.27%0.73%0.06%Jul, Aug, Sep
2006 Q286.32%9.03%1.89%0.70%0.05%Apr, May, Jun
2006 Q190.01%6.77%1.40%0.58%0.05%Jan, Feb, Mar
2005 Q487.25%8.60%1.83%0.71%0.07%Oct, Nov, Dec
2005 Q387.58%8.42%1.60%0.67%0.07%Jul, Aug, Sep
2005 Q290.90%6.02%0.99%0.51%0.09%Apr, May, Jun
2005 Q190.77%5.73%1.00%0.54%0.11%Jan, Feb, Mar
2004 Q490.98%5.10%0.77%0.68%0.18%Oct, Nov, Dec
2004 Q392.70%3.57%0.73%0.65%0.20%Jul, Aug, Sep
2004 Q295.04%2.37%0.67%0.51%0.32%Apr, May, Jun
2004 Q194.28%2.70%0.52%0.36%Jan, Feb, Mar
2003 Q4Oct, Nov, Dec
2003 Q3Jul, Aug, Sep
2003 Q294.43%2.22%0.66%1.45%Apr, May, Jun
2003 Q194.18%2.15%0.65%1.77%Jan, Feb, Mar
2002 Q493.94%1.67%0.83%2.31%Oct, Nov, Dec
2002 Q393.32%1.36%0.94%3.04%Jul, Aug, Sep
2002 Q292.47%1.13%0.82%4.13%Apr, May, Jun
2002 Q192.40%0.93%0.52%4.67%Jan, Feb, Mar
2001 Q490.83%0.71%0.36%5.23%Oct, Nov, Dec
2001 Q388.43%0.26%0.31%6.49%Jul, Aug, Sep
2001 Q287.99%0.27%0.28%7.46%Apr, May, Jun
2001 Q186.80%0.30%0.22%9.84%Jan, Feb, Mar
2000 Q483.95%0.14%0.14%12.61%Oct, Nov, Dec
2000 Q382.76%0.04%0.14%14.35%Jul, Aug, Sep
2000 Q280.30%0.02%0.12%17.54%Apr, May, Jun
2000 Q179.09%0.00%0.13%19.25%Jan, Feb, Mar
Period
Internet
Explorer

Netscape,
Other Mozilla,
Firefox
Safari

Opera

Netscape
Navigator

Sources

OneStat.com (2002–04 to 2009–03)[edit]

Global usage share data from OneStat.com (press releases)
Period
Internet
Explorer

Other Mozilla,
Firefox
Safari

Chrome

Opera

Netscape

Netscape
Navigator

March 200979.79%15.59%2.65%0.86%0.54%0.31%
November 200881.36%14.67%2.42%0.54%0.55%0.32%
February 200883.27%13.76%2.18%0.55%0.14%
June 200784.66%12.72%1.79%0.61%0.11%
January 200785.81%11.69%1.64%0.58%0.13%
November 200685.24%12.15%1.61%0.69%0.11%
October 200685.85%11.49%1.61%0.69%0.12%
July 200683.05%12.93%1.84%1.00%0.16%
May 200685.17%11.79%2.02%0.79%0.15%
January 200685.82%11.23%1.88%0.77%0.16%
November 200585.45%11.51%1.75%0.77%0.26%
April 200586.63%8.69%1.26%1.03%1.08%
February 200587.28%8.45%1.21%1.09%1.11%
November 200488.90%7.35%0.91%1.33%
May 200493.9%2.1%0.71%1.02%
January 200494.8%1.8%0.48%0.8%
July 200395.4%1.6%0.25%0.6%1.9%0.6%
February 200395.2%1.2%0.11%0.7%1.9%1.0%
December 200295.0%1.1%0.8%1.9%1.1%
September 200294.9%0.8%0.9%1.8%1.2%
June 200295.3%0.4%0.7%1.5%1.9%
April 200296.6%0.5%0.7%2.1%
USA usage share data from OneStat.com (press releases)
Period
Internet
Explorer

Other Mozilla,
Firefox
Safari

Chrome

Opera

Netscape

March 200972.69%20.40%4.53%1.05%0.49%0.38%
November 200875.54%18.74%3.95%0.62%0.39%0.50%
June 200775.69%19.65%3.77%0.61%0.17%
January 200778.13%16.11%3.68%0.73%0.18%
Canadian usage share data from OneStat.com (press releases)
Period
Internet
Explorer

Other Mozilla,
Firefox
Safari

Chrome

Opera

Netscape

March 200965.55%23.09%7.36%1.32%0.75%0.56%
November 200869.67%20.38%7.56%0.92%0.76%0.56%
June 200775.76%16.47%5.72%0.69%0.13%
January 200779.00%14.13%4.70%0.71%0.14%
UK usage share data from OneStat.com (press releases)
Period
Internet
Explorer

Other Mozilla,
Firefox
Safari

Chrome

Opera

Netscape

March 200980.91%15.16%1.94%0.85%0.60%0.36%
November 200883.77%11.45%1.76%0.43%0.60%0.34%
June 200786.00%11.22%1.61%0.53%0.10%
January 200786.72%10.86%1.78%0.49%0.10%
Australian usage share data from OneStat.com (press releases)
Period
Internet
Explorer

Other Mozilla,
Firefox
Safari

Chrome

Opera

Netscape

June 200766.42%26.32%1.86%4.05%0.24%
January 200765.71%26.68%1.77%4.28%0.24%
French usage share data from OneStat.com (press releases)
Period
Internet
Explorer

Other Mozilla,
Firefox
Safari

Chrome

Opera

Netscape

March 200971.57%23.48%2.90%0.86%0.54%0.46%
November 200871.50%23.45%3.23%0.59%0.56%0.51%

ADTECH (Europe, 2004 to 2009-Q4)[edit]

Europe usage share data from ADTECH (press releases)
Period
Internet
Explorer

Firefox

Safari

Chrome

Opera

Other Mozilla

Netscape

Q4 200963.6%26.7%3.6%2.8%1.7%0.7%
Q1 200967.7%25.3%2.6%1.0%1.4%1.1%
Q1 200876.2%18.1%1.7%1.0%2.6%
Q4 200776.0%18.0%1.6%1.0%2.9%
July 200777.5%15.5%1.6%0.9%3.9%
February 200777.34%14.34%1.63%0.85%5.11%
February–April 200683.36%12.38%1.67%0.77%0.82%0.38%
September 200583.31%12.41%1.40%0.90%1.06%0.61%
June 200585.10%10.11%1.34%1.21%1.05%0.60%
March 200586.73%8.96%1.12%1.14%0.71%
February 200587.57%7.85%1.05%1.26%0.76%
January 200587.13%7.43%1.70%1.33%0.85%
30 November 200489.47%5.51%1.01%2.50%0.92%
16 November 200490.56%4.56%1.07%2.38%0.89%
September 200492.63%2.91%1.00%2.10%0.82%
August 200493.08%2.15%0.89%2.18%0.95%
July 200493.08%1.64%0.99%2.62%0.97%
January–April 200494.72%0.73%2.50%1.49%

WebSideStory (USA, 1999-02 to 2006–06)[edit]

USA usage share data from: WebSideStory
DateInternet ExplorerNetscape, Other MozillaFirefoxSource
June 200686.64%9.95%19 July 2006
5 January 200687.63%8.88%12 January 2006
4 November 200588.16%1.61%8.13%10 November 2005
23 September 200588.46%1.69%7.86%27 September 2005
29 April 200588.86%2.23%6.75%10 May 2005
18 February 200589.85%2.47%5.69%28 February 2005
14 January 200590.28%2.64%4.95%
3 December 200491.80%2.83%4.06%
5 November 200492.89%2.95%3.03%
8 October 200493.21%3.05%2.66%13 December 2004
4 June 200495.48%3.53%
26 August 200295.97%3.39%28 August 2002
25 October 200189.03%10.47%31 October 2001
25 April 200186.61%13.10%1 May 2001
21 February 200187.71%12.01%22 February 2001
18 June 200086.08%13.90%
2 August 199975.31%24.68%9 August 1999
6 April 199968.75%29.46%7 April 1999
1 March 199966.90%31.21%2 March 1999
8 February 199964.60%33.43%22 February 2001

Reports from before year 2000[edit]


GVU WWW user survey (1994-01 to 1998–10)

Usage share data from: GVU WWW user survey
DateMosaicNetscape NavigatorInternet ExplorerSource
October 199864%32.2%Primary Browser in 12 Months
April 199870%22.7%Browser Expected to Use in 12 Months
October 199759.67%15.13%Browser Expected to Use in 12 Months
April 199781.13%12.13%Browser Expected to Use in 12 Months
October 199680.45%12.18%Browser Expected to Use in 12 Months
April 199689.36%3.76%Browser Expected to Use in 12 Months
April 19959%54%Hal Berghel's Cybernautica – "A Web Monopoly"
October 199468%18%Result Graph – Browser
January 199497%General Results Graphs


EWS Web Server at UIUC (1996 Q2 to 1998)

Usage share data from: EWS Web Server at UIUC
DateMosaicInternet ExplorerNetscape NavigatorSource
1998 Q450.43%46.87%Oct 1998, Nov 1998, Dec 1998
1998 Q347.90%48.97%Jul 1998, Aug 1998, Sep 1998
1998 Q243.17%53.57%Apr 1998, May 1998, Jun 1998
1998 Q139.67%57.63%Jan 1998, Feb 1998, Mar 1998
1997 Q435.53%62.23%Oct 1997, Nov 1997, Dec 1997
1997 Q332.40%64.93%Jul 1997, Aug 1997, Sep 1997
1997 Q20.37%27.67%69.77%Apr 1997, May 1997, Jun 1997
1997 Q10.60%22.87%74.33%Jan 1997, Feb 1997, Mar 1997
1996 Q41.20%19.07%77.13%Oct 1996, Nov 1996, Dec 1996
1996 Q32.47%13.97%80.37%Jul 1996, Aug 1996, Sep 1996
1996 Q26.93%9.60%82.77%Apr 1996, May 1996, Jun 1996


ZD Market Intelligence (USA, 1997-01 to 1998–01)

Usage share data from: ZD Market Intelligence
DateInternet ExplorerNetscape NavigatorSource
January 199839%54%Behind the numbers: Browser market share
January 199721%63%


Zona Research (USA, 1997-01 to 1998–07)

Usage share data from: Zona Research
DateInternet ExplorerNetscape NavigatorSource
July 199845%54%Behind the numbers: Browser market share
September 199736%62%
January 199728%70%


AdKnowledge (1998-01 to 1998–06)

Usage share data from: AdKnowledge
DateInternet ExplorerNetscape NavigatorSource
June 199846%52%Behind the numbers: Browser market share
March 199842%57%
January 199836%61%


Dataquest (1995 to 1997)

Usage share data from: Dataquest
DateInternet ExplorerNetscape NavigatorSource
199739.4%57.6%Browser wars: High price, huge rewards
199620%73%
19952.9%80.1%


International Data Corporation (US, 1996 to 1997)

Usage share data from: International Data Corporation
DateInternet ExplorerNetscape NavigatorSource
199723%51%Behind the numbers: Browser market share
199616%55%

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