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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 Chrome Internet Explorer Firefox Safari Opera
June 59.3 % 8.8 % 25.1 % 3.7 % 1.8 %
May 59.2 % 8.9 % 24.9 % 3.8 % 1.8 %
April 58.4 % 9.4 % 25.0 % 4.0 % 1.8 %
March 57.5 % 9.7 % 25.6 % 3.9 % 1.8 %
February 56.4 % 9.8 % 26.4 % 4.0 % 1.9 %
January 55.7 % 10.2 % 26.9 % 3.9 % 1.8 %
           
2013 Chrome Internet Explorer Firefox Safari Opera
December 55.8 % 9.0 % 26.8 % 3.8 % 1.9 %
November 54.8 % 10.5 % 26.8 % 4.0 % 1.8 %
October 54.1 % 11.7 % 27.2 % 3.8 % 1.7 %
September 53.2 % 12.1 % 27.8 % 3.9 % 1.7 %
August 52.9 % 11.8 % 28.2 % 3.9 % 1.8 %
July 52.8 % 11.8 % 28.9 % 3.6 % 1.6 %
June 52.1 % 12.0 % 28.9 % 3.9 % 1.7 %
May 52.9 % 12.6 % 27.7 % 4.0 % 1.6 %
April 52.7 % 12.7 % 27.9 % 4.0 % 1.7 %
March 51.7 % 13.0 % 28.5 % 4.1 % 1.8 %
February 50.0 % 13.5 % 29.6 % 4.1 % 1.8 %
January 48.4 % 14.3 % 30.2 % 4.2 % 1.9 %
           
2012 Chrome Internet Explorer Firefox Safari Opera
December 46.9 % 14.7 % 31.1 % 4.2 % 2.1 %
November 46.3 % 15.1 % 31.2 % 4.4 % 2.0 %
October 44.9 % 16.1 % 31.8 % 4.3 % 2.0 %
September 44.1 % 16.4 % 32.2 % 4.2 % 2.1 %
August 43.7 % 16.2 % 32.8 % 4.0 % 2.2 %
July 42.9 % 16.3 % 33.7 % 3.9 % 2.1 %
June 41.7 % 16.7 % 34.4 % 4.1 % 2.2 %
May 39.3 % 18.1 % 35.2 % 4.3 % 2.2 %
April 38.3 % 18.3 % 35.8 % 4.5 % 2.3 %
March 37.3 % 18.9 % 36.3 % 4.4 % 2.3 %
February 36.3 % 19.5 % 37.1 % 4.5 % 2.3 %
January 35.3 % 20.1 % 37.2 % 4.3 % 2.4 %
           
2011 Chrome Internet Explorer Firefox Safari Opera
December 34.6 % 20.2 % 37.7 % 4.2 % 2.5 %
November 33.4 % 21.2 % 38.1 % 4.2 % 2.4 %
October 32.3 % 21.7 % 38.7 % 4.2 % 2.4 %
September 30.5 % 22.9 % 39.7 % 4.0 % 2.2 %
August 30.3 % 22.4 % 40.6 % 3.8 % 2.3 %
July 29.4 % 22.0 % 42.0 % 3.6 % 2.4 %
June 27.9 % 23.2 % 42.2 % 3.7 % 2.4 %
May 25.9 % 24.9 % 42.4 % 4.0 % 2.4 %
April 25.6 % 24.3 % 42.9 % 4.1 % 2.6 %
March 25.0 % 25.8 % 42.2 % 4.0 % 2.5 %
February 24.1 % 26.5 % 42.4 % 4.1 % 2.5 %
January 23.8 % 26.6 % 42.8 % 4.0 % 2.5 %
           
2010 Chrome Internet Explorer Firefox Safari Opera
December 22.4 % 27.5 % 43.5 % 3.8 % 2.2 %
November 20.5 % 28.6 % 44.0 % 4.0 % 2.3 %
October 19.2 % 29.7 % 44.1 % 3.9 % 2.2 %
September 17.3 % 31.1 % 45.1 % 3.7 % 2.2 %
August 17.0 % 30.7 % 45.8 % 3.5 % 2.3 %
July 16.7 % 30.4 % 46.4 % 3.4 % 2.3 %
June 15.9 % 31.0 % 46.6 % 3.6 % 2.1 %
May 14.5 % 32.2 % 46.9 % 3.5 % 2.2 %
April 13.6 % 33.4 % 46.4 % 3.7 % 2.2 %
March 12.3 % 34.9 % 46.2 % 3.7 % 2.2 %
February 11.6 % 35.3 % 46.5 % 3.8 % 2.1 %
January 10.8 % 36.2 % 46.3 % 3.7 % 2.2 %
           
2009 Chrome Internet Explorer Firefox Safari Opera
December 9.8 % 37.2 % 46.4 % 3.6 % 2.3 %
November 8.5 % 37.7 % 47.0 % 3.8 % 2.3 %
October 8.0 % 37.5 % 47.5 % 3.8 % 2.3 %
September 7.1 % 39.6 % 46.6 % 3.6 % 2.2 %
August 7.0 % 39.3 % 47.4 % 3.3 % 2.1 %
July 6.5 % 39.4 % 47.9 % 3.3 % 2.1 %
June 6.0 % 40.7 % 47.3 % 3.1 % 2.1 %
May 5.5 % 41.0 % 47.7 % 3.0 % 2.2 %
April 4.9 % 42.1 % 47.1 % 3.0 % 2.2 %
March 4.2 % 43.3 % 46.5 % 3.1 % 2.3 %
February 4.0 % 43.6 % 46.4 % 3.0 % 2.2 %
January 3.9 % 44.8 % 45.5 % 3.0 % 2.3 %
           
2008 Chrome Internet Explorer Firefox Safari Opera
December 3.6 % 46.0 % 44.4 % 2.7 % 2.4 %
November 3.1 % 47.0 % 44.2 % 2.7 % 2.3 %
October 3.0 % 47.4 % 44.0 % 2.8 % 2.2 %
September 3.1 % 49.0 % 42.6 % 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 Mozilla Internet Explorer Firefox Safari Opera
November 1.2 % 56.0 % 36.3 % 1.8 % 1.6 %
September 1.2 % 57.2 % 35.4 % 1.6 % 1.5 %
July 1.4 % 58.5 % 34.5 % 1.5 % 1.9 %
May 1.3 % 58.9 % 33.7 % 1.5 % 1.7 %
March 1.3 % 58.7 % 31.8 % 1.6 % 1.6 %
January 1.5 % 58.6 % 31.0 % 1.7 % 1.5 %
           
2006 Mozilla Internet Explorer Firefox Netscape Opera
November 2.5 % 60.6 % 29.9 % 0.2 % 1.5 %
September 2.3 % 62.1 % 27.3 % 0.4 % 1.6 %
July 2.3 % 62.4 % 25.5 % 0.4 % 1.4 %
May 2.3 % 63.0 % 25.7 % 0.3 % 1.5 %
March 2.4 % 64.7 % 24.5 % 0.5 % 1.5 %
January 3.1 % 66.0 % 25.0 % 0.5 % 1.6 %
           
2005 Mozilla Internet Explorer Firefox Netscape Opera
November 2.8 % 68.9 % 23.6 % 0.4 % 1.5 %
September 2.5 % 75.5 % 18.0 % 0.4 % 1.2 %
July 2.6 % 73.8 % 19.8 % 0.5 % 1.2 %
May 3.1 % 71.6 % 21.0 % 0.7 % 1.3 %
March 3.3 % 72.5 % 18.9 % 1.0 % 1.9 %
January 3.4 % 74.5 % 16.6 % 1.1 % 1.9 %
           
2004 Mozilla Internet Explorer   Netscape Opera
November 16.5 % 76.2 %   1.7 % 1.6 %
September 13.7 % 79.0 %   2.0 % 1.7 %
July 12.6 % 80.4 %   2.2 % 1.6 %
May 9.5 % 81.9 %   2.4 % 1.6 %
March 7.9 % 82.8 %   2.8 % 1.4 %
January 5.5 % 84.7 %   2.4 % 1.5 %
           
2003 Mozilla Internet Explorer   Netscape Opera
November 7.2 % 84.9 %   2.6 % 1.9 %
September 6.2 % 86.6 %   2.7 % 1.8 %
July 5.7 % 87.2 %   2.7 % 1.7 %
May 4.6 % 87.7 %   3.3 % 1.4 %
March 4.2 % 88.0 %   3.4 % 1.2 %
January 4.0 % 84.6 %   4.0 %  
           
2002 AOL Internet Explorer   Netscape  
November 5.2 % 83.4 %   8.0 %  
September 4.5 % 83.5 %   8.0 %  
July 3.5 % 84.5 %   7.3 %  
May 2.8 % 86.7 %   7.3 %  
March 3.0 % 86.1 %   7.7 %  
January 2.8 % 85.8 %   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

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