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by Enrique De Argaez, webmaster, MBA, PE

New figures indicate that the Internet user universe is now 812 million people worldwide. This represents about 12.7 percent of the world population, and a growth rate for the Internet of 125% since 2000 , according to the statistics reported by the www.InternetWorldStats.com website.

The Internet Penetration Rate (percent of the population that uses the Internet) shows great variations in each of the seven world regions. The region with the highest penetration at present is Northern America with 68.3%. The lowest rate corresponds to Africa with 1.6%.

Europe has an average penetration of 32%. Included in this figure are countries with very high penetration rates such as Sweden with 74.6%, the Netherlands with 66.5% and Switzerland with 63.5%. The average for Europe is low due to several East Europe countries with low penetration rates equivalent to a 9.1% average. The European Union as a group shows a relatively high Internet penetration of 45.1% considering the present 25 member states.

Regarding the other world regions, Oceania exhibits a high usage of Internet with an average penetration rate of 48.5%. In this group Australia is the leader with a very high 65.9% penetration rate. Asia has the largest number of Internet users in the world approaching 258 million. The Middle East and Latin America continue to exhibit the highest growth rates, 227% and 209% respectively, for the five year period (2000-2004) analyzed.
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Enrique de Argaez is the webmaster of the
"Internet World Stats" website. Since 2000 he has been tabulating Internet Usage Statistics, updating, and publishing the statistics for 233 countries and regions of the world for the use of the academia, the global business community and the general public. For more information on Internet World Usage, please visit: http://www.InternetWorldStats.com/stats.htm

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