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Source: Statista
Published: November 2019

Global internet users

Circulated: December 15, 2020

The number of internet users is growing as more people have access to desktop computers, smartphones, and tablets.

Number of internet users (in billions, rounded) & Difference %

2005: 1.1, N/A

2006: 1.2, 11%

2007: 1.4, 14%

2008: 1.6, 14%

2009: 1.8, 13%

2010: 2.0, 15%

2011: 2.2, 10%

2012: 2.5, 11%

2013: 2.7, 8%

2014: 2.9, 7%

2015: 3.1, 7%

2016: 3.3, 9%

2017: 3.7, 11%

2018: 3.9, 6%

2019: 4.1, 5%

If curious for more, see the breakdown of 4.1 billion users by country and by language.

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