Web browser Firefox increases market share in Europe
Thursday, July 19, 2007
|Firefox share by continent||%|
|3. North America||18.7%|
|4. South America||15.5%|
The French web survey provider XiTiMonitor reports that in their study conducted from Monday, July 2 to Sunday, July 8, 2007 on 95,827 websites, web browser Mozilla Firefox reached a 27.8% share in Europe, compared to 21.1% during the same period last year.
Firefox has its biggest market share in Slovenia and Finland where it amounts to 47.9% and 45.4%, respectively, while only 14.6% of people from the Netherlands and 15.2% of surfers in Denmark used Firefox in this survey. The share rose most in Ireland: from 24.9% to 38.6% (i.e. +13.7 points).
Microsoft's web browser Internet Explorer remains the most used browser in Europe with a market share of 66.5%. Opera and Safari have a 3.5% and 1.7% share respectively, with other browsers at less than 1%.
Oceania remains the region with the highest usage of the freely licensed and open source software browser Firefox, with 28.9%. The continent with the strongest relative increase in market share is South America, where there is a 30% increase compared to last March. Numbers from the U.S. based company Net Applications Inc. last month showed a fall in Firefox's share from 15.42% in April to 14.54%.
- Press Release: "Firefox narrowly misses 28% use in Europe - Internet Explorer under 70%" — , July 18, 2007
- Eric Bangeman. "Europeans embrace Firefox in record numbers" — , July 17, 2007
- Gregg Keizer. "Firefox Nears 30 Percent Market Share in Europe" — , July 16, 2007
- Gregg Keizer. "Vista, Mac OS X gain users; Firefox loses market share" — , June 18, 2007