The Facebook statistics for the first 6 months in 2012 revealed some less and more suprising trends! As we predicted, the growth is moving from West to East as Asia gradually makes it´s way to the continent with the biggest Facebook population. But we didn´t expect to see only 3 European countries in the Top 15 since its the biggest Facebook continent. And we are surprised that the United States finished in negative numbers and placed last (213th place) after losing almost 2 million Facebook users during the last 6 months!
Brazil, India and Mexico are currently the fastest growing Facebook countries! In March, we informed you about Brazil´s rapid growth and its potential to move from the 4th to 2nd biggest Facebook country. As you can see from the growth table and the overall ranking below, Brazil met the expectations and is now second just behind the United States. According to our statistics, it gained more than 16 million Facebook users in the last 6 months. That´s an incredible 45, 55% increase!
Table: the fastest growing Facebook countries over the last 6 months
As we predicted, Asia became the second biggest Facebook continent surpassing the number of users in North America. It is becoming stronger thanks to growing penetration in Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, South Korea and Japan! But Asia´s main flagship country is India gaining over 8 million new Facebook users and growing by 20, 30% in the last 6 months!
Table: The biggest Facebook continents
Egypt grew by 20, 73% and ranked 6th in the fastest growing ranking.
Germany is the fastest growing Facebook country in Europe. It gained over 1, 6 million new Facebook users and now has a total population of almost 24 million! Poland and Italy are also in the Top 15 making Europe proud!
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