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What is the trend in browser usage?


Browser Statistics and Trends

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Statistics are important information.

From the statistics below (collected from W3Schools' log-files since 2002), you can read the long term trends of browser usage.

We see that Google Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer are the most used browsers today.


Browser Statistics

2014 Internet Explorer Firefox Chrome Safari Opera
February 9.8 % 26.4 % 56.4 % 4.0 % 1.9 %
January 10.2 % 26.9 % 55.7 % 3.9 % 1.8 %
           
2013 Internet Explorer Firefox Chrome Safari Opera
December 9.0 % 26.8 % 55.8 % 3.8 % 1.9 %
November 10.5 % 26.8 % 54.8 % 4.0 % 1.8 %
October 11.7 % 27.2 % 54.1 % 3.8 % 1.7 %
September 12.1 % 27.8 % 53.2 % 3.9 % 1.7 %
August 11.8 % 28.2 % 52.9 % 3.9 % 1.8 %
July 11.8 % 28.9 % 52.8 % 3.6 % 1.6 %
June 12.0 % 28.9 % 52.1 % 3.9 % 1.7 %
May 12.6 % 27.7 % 52.9 % 4.0 % 1.6 %
April 12.7 % 27.9 % 52.7 % 4.0 % 1.7 %
March 13.0 % 28.5 % 51.7 % 4.1 % 1.8 %
February 13.5 % 29.6 % 50.0 % 4.1 % 1.8 %
January 14.3 % 30.2 % 48.4 % 4.2 % 1.9 %
           
2012 Internet Explorer Firefox Chrome Safari Opera
December 14.7 % 31.1 % 46.9 % 4.2 % 2.1 %
November 15.1 % 31.2 % 46.3 % 4.4 % 2.0 %
October 16.1 % 31.8 % 44.9 % 4.3 % 2.0 %
September 16.4 % 32.2 % 44.1 % 4.2 % 2.1 %
August 16.2 % 32.8 % 43.7 % 4.0 % 2.2 %
July 16.3 % 33.7 % 42.9 % 3.9 % 2.1 %
June 16.7 % 34.4 % 41.7 % 4.1 % 2.2 %
May 18.1 % 35.2 % 39.3 % 4.3 % 2.2 %
April 18.3 % 35.8 % 38.3 % 4.5 % 2.3 %
March 18.9 % 36.3 % 37.3 % 4.4 % 2.3 %
February 19.5 % 37.1 % 36.3 % 4.5 % 2.3 %
January 20.1 % 37.2 % 35.3 % 4.3 % 2.4 %
           
2011 Internet Explorer Firefox Chrome Safari Opera
December 20.2 % 37.7 % 34.6 % 4.2 % 2.5 %
November 21.2 % 38.1 % 33.4 % 4.2 % 2.4 %
October 21.7 % 38.7 % 32.3 % 4.2 % 2.4 %
September 22.9 % 39.7 % 30.5 % 4.0 % 2.2 %
August 22.4 % 40.6 % 30.3 % 3.8 % 2.3 %
July 22.0 % 42.0 % 29.4 % 3.6 % 2.4 %
June 23.2 % 42.2 % 27.9 % 3.7 % 2.4 %
May 24.9 % 42.4 % 25.9 % 4.0 % 2.4 %
April 24.3 % 42.9 % 25.6 % 4.1 % 2.6 %
March 25.8 % 42.2 % 25.0 % 4.0 % 2.5 %
February 26.5 % 42.4 % 24.1 % 4.1 % 2.5 %
January 26.6 % 42.8 % 23.8 % 4.0 % 2.5 %
           
2010 Internet Explorer Firefox Chrome Safari Opera
December 27.5 % 43.5 % 22.4 % 3.8 % 2.2 %
November 28.6 % 44.0 % 20.5 % 4.0 % 2.3 %
October 29.7 % 44.1 % 19.2 % 3.9 % 2.2 %
September 31.1 % 45.1 % 17.3 % 3.7 % 2.2 %
August 30.7 % 45.8 % 17.0 % 3.5 % 2.3 %
July 30.4 % 46.4 % 16.7 % 3.4 % 2.3 %
June 31.0 % 46.6 % 15.9 % 3.6 % 2.1 %
May 32.2 % 46.9 % 14.5 % 3.5 % 2.2 %
April 33.4 % 46.4 % 13.6 % 3.7 % 2.2 %
March 34.9 % 46.2 % 12.3 % 3.7 % 2.2 %
February 35.3 % 46.5 % 11.6 % 3.8 % 2.1 %
January 36.2 % 46.3 % 10.8 % 3.7 % 2.2 %
           
2009 Internet Explorer Firefox Chrome Safari Opera
December 37.2 % 46.4 % 9.8 % 3.6 % 2.3 %
November 37.7 % 47.0 % 8.5 % 3.8 % 2.3 %
October 37.5 % 47.5 % 8.0 % 3.8 % 2.3 %
September 39.6 % 46.6 % 7.1 % 3.6 % 2.2 %
August 39.3 % 47.4 % 7.0 % 3.3 % 2.1 %
July 39.4 % 47.9 % 6.5 % 3.3 % 2.1 %
June 40.7 % 47.3 % 6.0 % 3.1 % 2.1 %
May 41.0 % 47.7 % 5.5 % 3.0 % 2.2 %
April 42.1 % 47.1 % 4.9 % 3.0 % 2.2 %
March 43.3 % 46.5 % 4.2 % 3.1 % 2.3 %
February 43.6 % 46.4 % 4.0 % 3.0 % 2.2 %
January 44.8 % 45.5 % 3.9 % 3.0 % 2.3 %
           
2008 Internet Explorer Firefox Chrome Safari Opera
December 46.0 % 44.4 % 3.6 % 2.7 % 2.4 %
November 47.0 % 44.2 % 3.1 % 2.7 % 2.3 %
October 47.4 % 44.0 % 3.0 % 2.8 % 2.2 %
September 49.0 % 42.6 % 3.1 % 2.7 % 2.0 %
August 51.0 % 43.7 %   2.6 % 2.1 %
July 52.4 % 42.6 %   2.5 % 1.9 %
June 54.2 % 41.0 %   2.6 % 1.7 %
May 54.4 % 39.8 %   2.4 % 1.5 %
April 54.8 % 39.1 %   2.2 % 1.4 %
March 53.9 % 37.0 %   2.1 % 1.4 %
February 54.7 % 36.5 %   2.0 % 1.4 %
January 54.7 % 36.4 %   1.9 % 1.4 %
           
2007 Internet Explorer Firefox Mozilla Safari Opera
November 56.0 % 36.3 % 1.2 % 1.8 % 1.6 %
September 57.2 % 35.4 % 1.2 % 1.6 % 1.5 %
July 58.5 % 34.5 % 1.4 % 1.5 % 1.9 %
May 58.9 % 33.7 % 1.3 % 1.5 % 1.7 %
March 58.7 % 31.8 % 1.3 % 1.6 % 1.6 %
January 58.6 % 31.0 % 1.5 % 1.7 % 1.5 %
           
2006 Internet Explorer Firefox Mozilla Netscape Opera
November 60.6 % 29.9 % 2.5 % 0.2 % 1.5 %
September 62.1 % 27.3 % 2.3 % 0.4 % 1.6 %
July 62.4 % 25.5 % 2.3 % 0.4 % 1.4 %
May 63.0 % 25.7 % 2.3 % 0.3 % 1.5 %
March 64.7 % 24.5 % 2.4 % 0.5 % 1.5 %
January 66.0 % 25.0 % 3.1 % 0.5 % 1.6 %
           
2005 Internet Explorer Firefox Mozilla Netscape Opera
November 68.9 % 23.6 % 2.8 % 0.4 % 1.5 %
September 75.5 % 18.0 % 2.5 % 0.4 % 1.2 %
July 73.8 % 19.8 % 2.6 % 0.5 % 1.2 %
May 71.6 % 21.0 % 3.1 % 0.7 % 1.3 %
March 72.5 % 18.9 % 3.3 % 1.0 % 1.9 %
January 74.5 % 16.6 % 3.4 % 1.1 % 1.9 %
           
2004 Internet Explorer   Mozilla Netscape Opera
November 76.2 %   16.5 % 1.7 % 1.6 %
September 79.0 %   13.7 % 2.0 % 1.7 %
July 80.4 %   12.6 % 2.2 % 1.6 %
May 81.9 %   9.5 % 2.4 % 1.6 %
March 82.8 %   7.9 % 2.8 % 1.4 %
January 84.7 %   5.5 % 2.4 % 1.5 %
           
2003 Internet Explorer   Mozilla Netscape Opera
November 84.9 %   7.2 % 2.6 % 1.9 %
September 86.6 %   6.2 % 2.7 % 1.8 %
July 87.2 %   5.7 % 2.7 % 1.7 %
May 87.7 %   4.6 % 3.3 % 1.4 %
March 88.0 %   4.2 % 3.4 % 1.2 %
January 84.6 %   4.0 % 4.0 %  
           
2002 Internet Explorer   AOL Netscape  
November 83.4 %   5.2 % 8.0 %  
September 83.5 %   4.5 % 8.0 %  
July 84.5 %   3.5 % 7.3 %  
May 86.7 %   2.8 % 7.3 %  
March 86.1 %   3.0 % 7.7 %  
January 85.8 %   2.8 % 7.9 %  


Internet Explorer Microsoft Internet Explorer
Firefox Mozilla Firefox (identified as Mozilla before 2005)
Chrome Google Chrome
Mozilla The Mozilla Suite (Gecko, Netscape)
Safari Safari (and Konqueror. Both identified as Mozilla before 2007)
Opera Opera (as of 2011, Opera Mini is included here)
Netscape Netscape Navigator (identified as Mozilla after 2006)
AOL America Online (based on both Internet Explorer and Mozilla)

Browsers that count for less than 0.5% are not listed.


Statistics Can Be Misleading

You cannot - as a web developer - rely ONLY on statistics. Statistics can be misleading.

Note: W3Schools is a website for people with an interest for web technologies. These people are more interested in using alternative browsers than the average user. The average user tends to use the browser that comes preinstalled with their computer, and do not seek out other browser alternatives.

Tip: Global averages may not be relevant to your web site. Different sites attract different audiences. Some web sites attract professional developers using professional hardware, while other sites attract hobbyists using old computers.

Anyway, our data, collected from W3Schools' log-files over many years, clearly shows the long term trends.


Other Statistics

Operating system statistics

Screen resolution statistics


Quotes

"The pure and simple truth is rarely pure and never simple."
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