European online stats

If you are planning to launch your business in Europe, make sure you know the following stats: - UK:

Internet users aged 55 and older are about to become the largest online demographic in the U.K, reports HitWise.

55+ online surfers now account for 22 percent of British Internet visits, up 40 percent over 2006.

- Germany: German surfers spend 14.5% of their online time on Ebay.

- France: 30,837,595 Internet users as of January/07, 50.3% of the population, according to Nielsen Net//Ratings.

- Italy: The top 30 web sites are:

  • Google
  • Alice
  • Libero
  • MSN/Windows Live
  • YAHOO!
  • Microsoft
  • eBay
  • Wikipedia
  • Tiscali
  • Seat PG Directories Online
  • Leonardo.it
  • La Repubblica (Newspaper)
  • alterVISTA
  • Trenitalia
  • Supereva
  • Vodafone Omnitel
  • Kataweb
  • Corriere della Sera
  • Mediaset.it
  • Lycos Europe
  • Tuttogratis
  • Rai
  • Poste Italiane
  • Ciao!
  • ViaMichelin
  • La Gazetta dello Sport
  • Telecom Italia
  • Adobe
  • TIM
  • Studenti.it

Spain: The Spanish Internet Services Market was worth €2.2 billion at the end of 2006, consisting of 7.7 million internet connections and making up 50% of total households.

EU: In the first quarter of 2006, the highest proportions of households with internet access were recorded in the Netherlands (80%), Denmark (79%), Sweden (77%) and Luxembourg (70%). The lowest levels were registered in Greece (23%), Slovakia (27%), Hungary (32%), Lithuania and Portugal (both 35%). 

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