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Internet World Stats News

Number 009 - August, 2005

Internet Stats August, 2005

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Today we are glad to present three important Internet Market Research news articles in this issue of the IWS Newsletter.

Firstly, our statistics indicate worldwide growth continues on the rise and Internet usage is now 938,710,929 as of July, 2005. This data has been uploaded to the IWS website, where it can be seen in detail.

The second article informs about the per capita GNI update. This economic information is important for evaluating the world markets.

The third article refers to the geographical segmentation of countries and world regions applied by Internet World Stats.

Enjoy reading your personal IWS newsletter.

Internet Usage Stats Update

The latest information on Internet usage in all the world countries and regions indicates that total usage is up by fifty million since the March 2005 update, and that worldwide penetration rate has increased from 13.9% to 14.6%.

Asia posted the largest usage increase, followed by Latin America and Europe. In North America and Oceania, where Internet penetration is already high, usage growth was relatively small. Middle East and Africa also featured growth but in a smaller degree.
See details here.

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Gross National Income Stats

The per capita GNI (Gross National Income) has been updated at the Internet World Stats website using the latest data published by the World Bank. The year to year changes in the nominal level of output or income of an economy are affected by a combination of forces: real growth, price inflation, and exchange rates. Changes in any of the three can affect an economy’s relative size and, therefore, its ranking in comparison to other economies.

The World Bank show the most recent estimates of total gross domestic product (GDP) and gross national income (GNI) for 208 countries as of 2004. These figures, together with Internet usage data, are useful for measuring the development and performance of the economy in individual countries. This data has been incorporated into the
country list.

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The Geographical World Divide

The way the 241 countries and territories of the world are group at the IWS website is based on the United Nations Statistical Department divide. This composition of macro geographical (continental) regions, geographical sub-regions, and selected economic and other groupings saves a lot of time and arguments. The UN has already done the hard work of establishing a standard country list for the world, see country list here.

The assignment of countries or areas to specific groupings is for statistical convenience and does not imply any assumption regarding historical, political, or other affiliation of countries or territories by the Internet World Stats website.

Regarding the individual country codes, Internet World Stats uses the official short country names in English as given in the ISO 3166-1 standard and the corresponding ISO 3166-1-alpha-2 code elements. Again, going by the standards avoids compatibility problems and saves a lot of time. View the official code list by clicking on the
ISO 3166 list.

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The IWS website has grown a lot and has over 500 pages. We try to proof read and check all the data published at the website. However, occasionally a typing error, a mistake or an upload error can get by. We apologies for this and beg your understanding. We appreciate the feedback messages received from visitors informing about errors. Please feel free to write us about the website or this newsletter.

The IWS Newsletter now has subscribers in 45 countries! Thank you for your support.

Kind regards,

Enrique de Argaez,
editor and webmaster

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