Around 5.07 billion people currently use the Internet worldwide, equivalent to 63.5 percent of the world’s total population.
With a penetration rate of 47 percent of the country’s total population, India is one of the leading countries with the highest number of Internet users. In January 2022, India had 658 million Internet users, according to the World Population Review.
China has the highest number of Internet users. India ranks second in the number of Internet users, although only 20 percent of its population uses the Internet. The penetration rate of countries like the UK and the US is more than 90 percent.
On International Internet Day, here’s a look at the top 10 countries with the highest Internet users in 2022.
China had 1.02 billion Internet users compared to its population of 1.45 billion in January 2022.
While the World Population Review said, India had 658 million users in January 2022, a report by the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI)-Kantar in July revealed that there were 692 million active Internet users in the country at present.
There were 307.2 million internet users in the US in January 2022. The country has an Internet penetration rate of 92 percent of the total population.
As compared to the total population of 277.7 million in January 2022, Indonesia had 204.7 million Internet users.
Brazil had 165.3 million Internet users at the beginning of the year. The country has an Internet penetration rate of 77 percent of the total population.
There were 129.8 million internet users in Russia in January 2022, while the country’s total population is 145.9 million. This means that 16.04 million people in the country were not using the Internet at the start of 2022.
Japan has 118.3 million Internet users and a 94 percent penetration rate.
Nigeria has the highest number of Internet users among African countries at 109.2 million.
Mexico’s total population stood at 130.9 million in January 2022, while the number of Internet users in the country was 96.87 million.
Germany had 78.02 million Internet users in January 2022. The country has an Internet penetration rate of 93 percent of the total population.