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Internet World Stats News
Number 009 -
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
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
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
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
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.
Enrique de Argaez,
editor and webmaster
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