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{{short description|relative market adoption of web browsers}}{{Use dmy dates|date=December 2012}}{{Countries by most used web browser}}(File:Usage Share of browsers (updated August 2018).png|alt=|thumb|Browser Market Share Worldwide Jan 2009 to August 2018WEB,weblink Browser Market Share Worldwide {{!, StatCounter Global Stats|last=Statcounter|website=gs.statcounter.com|language=en|access-date=2018-02-05}})The usage share of web browsers is the proportion, often expressed as a percentage, of visitors to a group of web sites that use a particular web browser.

Accuracy

Measuring browser usage in the number of requests (page hits) made by each user agent can be misleading.

Overestimation

Not all requests are generated by a user, as a user agent can make requests at regular time intervals without user input. In this case, the user's activity might be overestimated. Some examples:
  • Certain anti-virus products fake their user agent string to appear to be popular browsers. This is done to trick attack sites that might display clean content to the scanner, but not to the browser. The Register reported in June 2008 that traffic from AVG Linkscanner, using an IE6 user agent string, outstripped human link clicks by nearly 10 to 1.WEB,weblink AVG disguises fake traffic as IE6, 12 January 2011, Cade, Metz, 26 June 2008, The Register,
  • A user who revisits a site shortly after changing or upgrading browsers may be double-counted under some methods; overall numbers at the time of a new version's release may be skewed.WEB,weblink Firefox 3.0 boosts Mozilla's market share, 12 January 2011, Gregg, Keizer, 23 June 2008, Computerworld, International Data Group, IDG,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20080705122724weblink">weblink 5 July 2008, yes, dmy-all,
  • Occasionally websites are written in such a way that they effectively block certain browsers. One common reason for this is that the website has been tested to work with only a limited number of browsers, and so the site owners enforce that only tested browsers are allowed to view the content, while all other browsers are sent a "failure" message, and instruction to use another browser.A better option for the webmaster is to validate the HTML code against prevailing standards weblink. Many of the untested browsers may still be otherwise capable of rendering the content. Sophisticated users who are aware of this may then "spoof" the user agent string in order to gain access to the site.
  • The browsers Firefox, Chrome, Safari, and Opera will under some circumstances fetch resources before they need to render them, so that the resources can be used faster if they are needed. This technique, prerendering or pre-loading, may inflate the statistics for the browsers using it because of pre-loading of resources which are not used in the end.WEB, Frequently Asked Questions,weblink StatCounter,

Underestimation

It is also possible to underestimate the usage share by using the number of requests, for example:
  • Firefox 1.5 (and other Gecko-based browsers) and later versions use fast Document Object Model (DOM) caching. JavaScript is only executed on page load from net or disk cache, but not if it is loaded from DOM cache. This can affect JavaScript-based tracking of browser statistics.WEB,weblink Using Firefox 1.5 caching, Cacycle, 7 June 2010, Mozilla, 3 February 2010,
  • While most browsers generate additional page hits by refreshing web pages when the user navigates back through page history, some browsers (such as Opera) reuse cached content without resending requests to the server.WEB,weblink Introducing Cache Contexts, or: Why the browser does not know you are logged out, Pettersen, Yngve Nysæter, 27 February 2007, Opera Software, My Opera, 12 January 2011,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20070504173925weblink">weblink 4 May 2007, WEB,weblink HTTP History Lists and Back Button, Sharovatov, Vitaly, 3 June 2008, WordPress, 3 February 2010,
  • Generally, the more faithfully a browser implements HTTP's cache specifications, the more it will be under-reported relative to browsers that implement those specifications poorly.
  • Browser users may run site, cookie and JavaScript blockers which cause those users to be under-counted. For example, common AdBlock blocklists such as EasyBlock include sites such as StatCounter in their privacy lists, and NoScript blocks all JavaScript by default. The Firefox Add-ons website reports 15.0 million users of AdBlock variants and 2.2 million users of NoScript.
  • Users behind a caching proxy (e.g. Squid) may have repeat requests for certain pages served to the browser from the cache, rather than retrieving it again via the Internet.

User agent spoofing

Websites often include code to detect browser version to adjust the page design sent according to the user agent string received. This may mean that less-popular browsers are not sent complex content (even though they might be able to deal with it correctly) or, in extreme cases, refused all content.Burstein complaining "...I've been rejected until I come back with Netscape". January 11, 2011 Thus, various browsers have a feature to cloak or spoof their identification to force certain server-side content.
  • Default user agent strings of most browsers have pieces of strings from one or more other browsers, so that if the browser is unknown to a website, it can be identified as one of those. For example, Safari has not only "Mozilla/5.0", but also "KHTML" (from which Safari's WebKit was forked) and "Gecko" (the engine of Firefox).
  • Some Ubuntu Linux browsers such as Midori identify themselves as Safari in order to aid compatibility.Midori wrong user agent -Launchpad 2013-05-18

Differences in measurement

Net Applications, in their NetMarketShare report, uses unique visitors to measure web usage.WEB,weblink Market share for browsers, operating systems and search engines | News, Netmarketshare.com, 2012-12-30, The effect is that users visiting a site ten times will only be counted once by these sources, while they are counted ten times by statistics companies that measure page hits.Net Applications uses country-level weighting as well.WEB,weblink Market share for browsers, operating systems and search engines | News, Marketshare.hitslink.com, 2012-12-30, The goal of weighting countries based on their usage is to mitigate selection area based sampling bias. This bias is caused by the differences in the percentage of tracked hits in the sample, and the percentage of global usage tracked by third party sources. This difference is caused by the heavier levels of market usage.WEB,weblink Visual Map of Global usage of Web Browsers by Country, statcounter.com, 2013-06-01, 2014-01-01, Statistics from the United States government's Digital Analytics Program (DAP) do not represent world-wide usage patterns. DAP uses raw data from a unified Google Analytics account.{{anchor|Summary}}

Summary tables

{{Update|date=April 2019}}According to StatCounter, {{as of |January 2016|lc=y}}, Chrome is the most popular browser on phones (or phones plus tablets).WEB,weblink StatCounter Global Stats – Browser, OS, Search Engine including Mobile Usage Share, statcounter.com, For tablet only browsing, Safari on iPad has 58.8% share,WEB,weblink StatCounter Tablet Browser Market Share Worldwide, statcounter.com, followed by Chrome, which inherited its engine and web standard support; Safari is not available for Android. When counting across all platforms, Chrome is the most popular, and if only desktop platforms are counted, it has more than half of that market.WEB,weblink StatCounter Global Stats – Browser, OS, Search Engine including Mobile Usage Share, statcounter.com, No desktop browser has had a clear majority for a more than a decade, since Internet Explorer lost it, with Netscape once holding the lead before that. Other statistics/analysts show similar numbers.The following tables summarize the usage share of all browsers for the indicated months. All Apple Inc.'s platforms use the Safari browser, including macOS and iOS systems with the WebKit engine. Therefore, for the "all browsers" stats, Safari's percentage is counting all these users.WEB,weblink Why Third-Party Browsers Will Always Be Inferior to Safari on iPhone and iPad, Chris, Hoffman, March 12, 2014, {| class="wikitable sortable" style="text-align:right"|+ Usage share of all browsers! Browser !! StatCounterWEB,weblink Browser Market Share Worldwide – StatCounter Global Stats, StatCounter Global Stats, November 2018 !! NetMarketShareWEB, Browser market share,weblink netmarketshare.com, 1 December 2018, en, November 2018 !! WikimediaWEB,weblink Dashiki: Simple Request Breakdowns, analytics.wikimedia.org, October 2018
Google Chrome>Chrome 61.75% 63.5% 44.9%
Safari (web browser)>Safari 15.12% 19.03% 23%
Firefox>| 5.8%
UC Browser>UC 4.22% 1.01% 0.4%
Opera (web browser)>Opera 3.15% 1.44% 1.2%
Internet Explorer>IE 2.8% 3.98% 6.6%
Samsung_Internet_for_Android>Samsung Internet 2.74% {{n/a}} 3.0%
Microsoft Edge>Edge 2.15% 1.77% 1.9%
Android browser>AOSP 1.18% 0.86% 0.7%
List of web browsers>Others 1.98% 3.87 % 12.3%
{| class="wikitable sortable" style="text-align:right"|+Usage share of desktop browsers! Browser !! NetMarketShareWEB,weblink Browser market share, www.netmarketshare.com, November 2018 !! W3CounterWEB,weblink W3Counter: Web Browser Market Share Trends, www.w3counter.com, November 2018 !! StatCounterWEB,weblink Desktop Browser Market Share Worldwide – StatCounter Global Stats, StatCounter Global Stats, November 2018
Google Chrome>Chrome 65.49% 63.5% 72.45%
Internet Explorer>IE 9.66% 4.7% 5.36%
Firefox >| 9.08%
Microsoft Edge>Edge 4.23% 2.6% 4%
Safari (web browser)>Safari 3.76% 13.9% 5.05%
Opera (web browser)>Opera 1.56% 3% 2.18%
List of web browsers>Others 6.31% 5.7% 1.89%
{|class="wikitable sortable" style="text-align:right"|+ Usage share of mobile browsers!Browser!StatCounterWEB,weblink Mobile Browser Market Share Worldwide – StatCounter Global Stats, StatCounter Global Stats, April 2019!NetMarketShareWEB,weblink"filter"%3A%7B"%24and"%3A%5B%7B"deviceType"%3A%7B"%24in"%3A%5B"Mobile"%5D%7ts"%3A"-1000"%7D, Browser market share, www.netmarketshare.com, April 2019
Google Chrome>Chrome 59.43% 63.53%
Safari (web browser)>Safari 20.80% 26.37%
Samsung_Internet_for_Android>Samsung Internet 7.26%
UC Browser>UC 6.01% 1.13%
Opera (web browser)>Opera 2.92% 1.18%
Android browser>AOSP 1.36% 1.47%
Firefox >| {{NA}}
List of web browsers>Others1.14%2.75%
{|class="wikitable sortable" style="text-align:right"|+ Usage share of tablet browsers ! scope="col" | Source! scope="col" | NetMarketShareNovember 2018! scope="col" | StatCounterNovember 2018
! Chrome| 57.16%| 18.11%
! Safari| 36.43%| 68.02%
! AOSP| 3.59%| 11.15%
! Opera| 0.80%| 0.65%
! Firefox| 0.46%| 0.69%
! Others| 1.56%| 1.39%
More detailed but outdated statistics are:{{bar box|title=Desktop/laptop browser statistics|titlebar=#DDD|width=600px|barwidth=250px |bars={{bar percent|1. Chrome|#A3D3FF|66.87}}{{bar percent|2. Firefox|#A3D3FF|11.44}}{{bar percent|3. Internet Explorer|#A3D3FF|7.13}}{{bar percent|4. Safari|#A3D3FF|5.38}}{{bar percent|5. Edge|#A3D3FF|4.16}}{{bar percent|6. Opera|#A3D3FF|2.47}}{{bar percent|7. Vivaldi|#A3D3FF|0.05}}{{bar percent|Others|#A3D3FF|2.05}}{{bar gap|height=10}}StatCounter for June 2018.HTTP://GS.STATCOUNTER.COM/BROWSER-MARKET-SHARE/DESKTOP/WORLDWIDE/CHART.PHP?BAR=1&DEVICE=DESKTOP&DEVICE_HIDDEN=DESKTOP&STATTYPE_HIDDEN=BROWSER®ION_HIDDEN=WW&GRANULARITY=MONTHLY&STATTYPE=BROWSER®ION=WORLDWIDE&FROMINT=201806&TOINT=201806&FROMMONTHYEAR=2018-06&TOMONTHYEAR=2018-06&CSV=1PUBLISHER=STATCOUNTER, 21 July 2018, }}

Crossover to smartphones having majority share

{{See also|Usage share of operating systems#Crossover to smartphones having majority share}}According to StatCounter web use statistics (a proxy for all use), in the week from 7–13 November 2016, "mobile" (meaning smartphones) alone (without tablets) overtook desktop for the first time and by the end of the year smartphones were majority. Since 27 October, the desktop hasn't shown a majority, even on weekdays.Previously according to StatCounter press release, the world has turned into a desktop-minority;PRESS,weblink Mobile and tablet internet usage exceeds desktop for first time worldwide, StatCounter, {{as of|2016|10|lc=y}}, there was about 49% of desktop usage for that month. The two biggest continents, Asia and Africa, have been a mobile-majority for a while. A few countries in Europe and South America have also followed this trend of being mobile-majority.In March 2015, for the first time in the US the number of mobile-only adult internet users exceeded the number of desktop-only internet users with 11.6% of the digital population only using mobile compared to 10.6% only using desktop; this also means the majority, 78%, use both desktop and mobile to access the internet.Number of Mobile-Only Internet Users Now Exceeds Desktop-Only in the U.S.. Retrieved 5 May 2015.

Older reports (2000–2019)

StatCounter (July 2008 to May 2019)

File:BrowserUsageShare.png|thumb|right|Usage share of web browsers according to StatCounter till 2019-05. See HTML5 beginnings, Presto rendering engine deprecation and Chrome's dominance.]]StatCounter statistics are directly derived from hits (not unique visitors) from 3 million sites using StatCounter totaling more than 15 billion hits per month.WEB,weblink Statcounter statistics methodology, StatCounter, 12 January 2011, No weightings are used.{| class="wikitable plainrowheaders sortable" style="text-align:right;"|+ Global Desktop stats from StatCounter (Top 6 browsers)! scope="col" style="width:8em"| Date! scope="col" style="width:4em"| Chrome! scope="col" style="width:4em"| Firefox! scope="col" style="width:4em"| InternetExplorer! scope="col" style="width:4em"| Safari! scope="col" style="width:4em"| Opera! scope="col" style="width:4em"| Edge! scope="col" style="width:4em"| Chrome! scope="col" style="width:4em"| Firefox! scope="col" style="width:4em"| InternetExplorer! scope="col" style="width:4em"| Safari! scope="col" style="width:4em"| Opera! scope="col" style="width:4em"| Mobile
!scope="row" style="text-align:right; border-top: 2px solid black;"| January 2015
51.72% style="border-top: 2px solid black;" 21.16% style="border-top: 2px solid black;" 1.67% style="border-top: 2px solid black;" | 33.24%
!scope="row" style="text-align:right;"| July 2014
| 29.48%
!scope="row" style="text-align:right;"| January 2014
| 23.77%
!scope="row" style="text-align:right;"| July 2013
| 17.35%
!scope="row" style="text-align:right;"| January 2013
| 14.13%
!scope="row" style="text-align:right;" | July 2012
| 11.09%
!scope="row" style="text-align:right;"| January 2012
| 8.49%
!scope="row" style="text-align:right;"| July 2011
| 7.02%
!scope="row" style="text-align:right;"| January 2011
| 4.30%
!scope="row" style="text-align:right;"| July 2010
| 2.86%
!scope="row" style="text-align:right;"| January 2010
| 1.56%
!scope="row" style="text-align:right;"| July 2009
| 1.05%
!scope="row" style="text-align:right;"| January 2009
| 0.67%
!scope="row" style="text-align:right;"| July 2008
|

W3Counter (May 2007 to October 2018)

This site counts the last 15,000 page views from each of approximately 80,000 websites.This limits the influence of sites with more than 15,000 monthly visitors on the usage statistics.W3Counter is not affiliated with the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).{|class="wikitable plainrowheaders sortable" style="text-align:right;white-space:nowrap"|+ Global Web Stats from W3Counter! scope="col" style="width:9em" | Date! scope="col" style="width:6em" | Google Chrome! scope="col" style="width:6em" | Safari! scope="col" style="width:6em" |Internet Explorer & Edge! scope="col" style="width:6em" | Firefox! scope="col" style="width:6em" | Google Chrome! scope="col" style="width:6em" | Safari! scope="col" style="width:6em" |Internet Explorer! scope="col" style="width:6em" | Firefox! scope="col" style="width:6em" | Opera

Net Applications (May 2016 to October 2018)

Net Applications bases its usage share on statistics from 40,000 websites having around 160 million unique visitors per month. The mean site has 1300 unique visitors per day.{| class="wikitable plainrowheaders sortable" style="text-align:right; white-space:nowrap;"|+ Global usage share of desktop browsers data from: Net Applications!scope="col" style="width:9em"| Period!scope="col" style="width:6em"|Chrome!scope="col" style="width:6em"| InternetExplorer!scope="col" style="width:6em"| Firefox!scope="col" style="width:6em"| Edge!scope="col" style="width:6em"| Safari!scope="col" style="width:6em"| (File:Web-browser usage on Wikimedia.svg|thumb|right|200px|Usage in Wikimedia during 2012.)Wikimedia traffic analysis reports are based on server logs of about 4 billion page requests per month, based on the user agent information that accompanied the requests.WEB, Wikimedia Traffic Analysis Report – Browsers e.a.,weblink Erik, Zachte, 24 March 2014, 28 February 2014, These server logs cover requests to all the Wikimedia Foundation projects, including Pseudopedia, Wikimedia Commons, Wiktionary, Wikibooks, Wikiquote, Wikisource, Wikinews, Wikiversity and others.WEB, Erik, Zachte, Wikimedia Traffic Analysis Report – Requests by destination,weblink 4 March 2011, 15 February 2011, Note: Wikimedia has recently had a large percentage of unrecognised browsers, previously counted as Firefox, that are now assumed to be Internet Explorer 11 fixed in the February 2014 and later numbers. And February 2014 numbers include mobile for Internet Explorer and Firefox (not included in Android). Chrome did not include the mobile numbers at that time while Android does since there was an "Android browser" that was the default browser at that time.{|class="wikitable plainrowheaders" style="text-align:right;white-space:nowrap"|+ Usage share data from Wikimedia visitor log analysis report: All Requests
!scope="col" rowspan=2 | Period!scope="col" rowspan=2 | Chrome!scope="col" rowspan=2 | Firefox!scope="col" rowspan=2 | InternetExplorer!scope="col" colspan=3 | Safari!scope="col" colspan=3 | Opera!scope="col" rowspan=2 | Android!scope="col" rowspan=2 | MobileTotal
!scope="col" style="width:3em" | Desktop!scope="col" style="width:3em" | Mobile!scope="col" style="width:3em" | Total!scope="col" style="width:3em" | Desktop!scope="col" style="width:3em" | Mobile!scope="col" style="width:3em" | Total
! scope="row" style="text-align:right;"|March 2015
| 38.37%
! scope="row" style="text-align:right;"|February 2014
| 35.03%
! scope="row" style="text-align:right;"|[//stats.wikimedia.org/archive/squid_reports/2014-01/SquidReportClients.htm January 2014]
| 35.01%
! scope="row" style="text-align:right;"|December 2013
| 32.20%
! scope="row" style="text-align:right;"|November 2013
| 26.99%
! scope="row" style="text-align:right;"|October 2013
| 26.32%
! scope="row" style="text-align:right;"|August 2013
| 28.25%
! scope="row" style="text-align:right;"|July 2013
| 27.38%
! scope="row" style="text-align:right;"|[//stats.wikimedia.org/archive/squid_reports/2013-06/SquidReportClients.htm June 2013]
| 22.32%
! scope="row" style="text-align:right;"|May 2013
| 21.83%
! scope="row" style="text-align:right;"|April 2013
| 23.13%
! scope="row" style="text-align:right;"|March 2013
| 23.13%
! scope="row" style="text-align:right;"|February 2013
| 22.44%
! scope="row" style="text-align:right;"|January 2013
| 21.71%
! scope="row" style="text-align:right" |July 2012
| 18.19%
! scope="row" style="text-align:right;"|January 2012
| 13.40%
! scope="row" style="text-align:right;"|July 2011
| 9.80%
! scope="row" style="text-align:right;"|January 2011
| 6.90%
{|class="wikitable plainrowheaders sortable" style="text-align:right;white-space:nowrap"|+ Usage share data from Wikimedia visitor log analysis report!scope="col" style="width:9em"| Period!scope="col" style="width:6em"| InternetExplorer!scope="col" style="width:6em"| Firefox!scope="col" style="width:6em"| Chrome!scope="col" style="width:6em"| Safari!scope="col" style="width:6em"| Opera!scope="col" style="width:6em"| OtherMozilla!scope="col" style="width:6em"| Mobile
! scope="row" style="text-align:right;"|December 2010
| 6.4%
! scope="row" style="text-align:right;"|July 2010
| 4.5%
! scope="row" style="text-align:right;"|January 2010
| 3.1%
! scope="row" style="text-align:right;"|July 2009
| 2.4%
! scope="row" style="text-align:right;"|April 2009
| 1.9%
GetClicky.com">

Clicky (September 2009 to August 2013) {|class"wikitable plainrowheaders sortable" style"text-align:right;white-space:nowrap"|+ Global usage share data from GetClicky.com

!scope="col" style="width:9em"| Period!scope="col" style="width:6em"| InternetExplorer!scope="col" style="width:6em"| Chrome!scope="col" style="width:6em"| Firefox!scope="col" style="width:6em"| Safari!scope="col" style="width:6em"| Opera!scope="col" style="width:6em"| Other Mozilla
! scope="row" style="text-align:right;"| August 2013
| 0.31%
! scope="row" style="text-align:right;"| July 2013
| 0.31%
! scope="row" style="text-align:right;"| June 2013
| 0.32%
! scope="row" style="text-align:right;"| May 2013
| 0.29%
! scope="row" style="text-align:right;"| April 2013
| 0.27%
! scope="row" style="text-align:right;"| March 2013
| 0.24%
! scope="row" style="text-align:right;"| February 2013
| 0.20%
! scope="row" style="text-align:right;"| January 2013
| 0.19%
! scope="row" style="text-align:right; border-top: 2px solid black;" | July 2012
35.77% style="border-top: 2px solid black;" 23.61% style="border-top: 2px solid black;" 1.43% style="border-top: 2px solid black;" | 0.13%
! scope="row" style="text-align:right;"| January 2012
| 0.09%
! scope="row" style="text-align:right;"| July 2011
| 0.07%
! scope="row" style="text-align:right;"| January 2011
| 0.12%
! scope="row" style="text-align:right;"| July 2010
| 0.18%
! scope="row" style="text-align:right;"| January 2010
| 0.23%
! scope="row" style="text-align:right;"| September 2009
| 0.43%
StatOwl.com">

StatOwl.com (September 2008 to November 2012) {|class"wikitable plainrowheaders sortable" style"text-align:right;white-space:nowrap"|+ US usage share data from StatOwl.com

!scope="col" style="width:9em"| Period!scope="col" style="width:6em"| InternetExplorer!scope="col" style="width:6em"| Firefox,Other Mozilla!scope="col" style="width:6em"| Chrome!scope="col" style="width:6em"| Safari!scope="col" style="width:6em"| Opera!scope="col" style="width:6em"| Gecko!scope="col" style="width:6em"| Internet Explorer! scope="col" style="width:6em" | Netscape! scope="col" style="width:6em" | Firefox! scope="col" style="width:6em" | Opera! scope="col" style="width:6em" | Safari! scope="col" style="width:6em" | Chrome! scope="col" | Source
! scope="row" | June 2010
| weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20100806153329weblink">2010-6
! scope="row" | March 2010
| weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20100510024156weblink">2010-3
! scope="row" | September 2009
| weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20091105191303weblink">2009–11
! scope="row" | April 2009
weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20090520083409weblink">2009-5
! scope="row" | March 2009
| 1.4%
! scope="row" | February 2009
| 1.3%
! scope="row" | January 2009
weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20090314042222weblink">2009-1
! scope="row" | December 2008
| 1.3%
! scope="row" | November 2008
2008-12-22
! scope="row" | October 2008
| 1.1%
! scope="row" | September 2008
2008-10-10
! scope="row" | August 2008
|
! scope="row" | July 2008
|
! scope="row" | June 2008
|
! scope="row" | May 2008
|
! scope="row" | April 2008
|
! scope="row" | March 2008
2008-04-30
! scope="row" | February 2008
|
! scope="row" | January 2008
|
! scope="row" | December 2007
|
! scope="row" | November 2007
|
! scope="row" | October 2007
|
! scope="row" | September 2007
| 2007-10-30
! scope="row" | 2–8 July 2007
| 2007-07-18

TheCounter.com (2000 to 2009)

TheCounter.com identifies sixteen versions of six browsers (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Opera, Netscape, and Konqueror). Other browsers are categorised as either "Netscape compatible" (including Google Chrome, which may also be categorized as "Safari" because of its "Webkit" subtag) or "unknown". Internet Explorer 8 is identified as Internet Explorer 7. Monthly data includes all hits from 2008-02-01 until the end of the month concerned. More than the exact browser type, this data identifies the underlying rendering engine used by various browsers, and the table below aggregates them in the same column.{|class="wikitable plainrowheaders sortable" style="float:left;text-align:right;white-space:nowrap"|+ Global usage share data from weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20050701031553weblink">TheCounter.com (global statistics)!scope="col" style="width:9em"| Period!scope="col" style="width:6em"| InternetExplorer!scope="col" style="width:6em"| Netscape, Other Mozilla, Firefox!scope="col" style="width:6em"| Safari!scope="col" style="width:6em"| Opera!scope="col" style="width:6em"| InternetExplorer!scope="col" style="width:6em"| Netscape, Other Mozilla, Firefox!scope="col" style="width:6em"| Safari!scope="col" style="width:6em"| Opera!scope="col" style="width:6em"| NetscapeNavigator!scope="col" style="width:9em"| Sources
{{clear}}OneStat.com (press releases)">

OneStat.com (April 2002 to March 2009) {|class"wikitable plainrowheaders sortable" style"text-align:right;white-space:nowrap"|+ Global usage share data from OneStat.com (press releases)

!scope="col" style="width:9em"| Period!scope="col" style="width:6em"| InternetExplorer!scope="col" style="width:6em"| Other Mozilla, Firefox!scope="col" style="width:6em"| Safari!scope="col" style="width:6em"| Chrome!scope="col" style="width:6em"| Opera!scope="col" style="width:6em"| Netscape!scope="col" style="width:6em"| NetscapeNavigator
!scope="row" style="text-align:right;"| March 2009
|
!scope="row" style="text-align:right;"| November 2008
|
!scope="row" style="text-align:right;"| February 2008
|
!scope="row" style="text-align:right;"| June 2007
|
!scope="row" style="text-align:right;"| January 2007
|
!scope="row" style="text-align:right;"| November 2006
|
!scope="row" style="text-align:right;"| October 2006
|
!scope="row" style="text-align:right;"| July 2006
|
!scope="row" style="text-align:right;"| May 2006
|
!scope="row" style="text-align:right;"| January 2006
|
!scope="row" style="text-align:right;"| November 2005
|
!scope="row" style="text-align:right;"| April 2005
|
!scope="row" style="text-align:right;"| February 2005
|
!scope="row" style="text-align:right;"| November 2004
|
!scope="row" style="text-align:right;"| May 2004
|
!scope="row" style="text-align:right;"| January 2004
|
!scope="row" style="text-align:right;"| July 2003
| 0.6%
!scope="row" style="text-align:right;"| February 2003
| 1.0%
!scope="row" style="text-align:right;"| December 2002
| 1.1%
!scope="row" style="text-align:right;"| September 2002
| 1.2%
!scope="row" style="text-align:right;"| June 2002
| 1.9%
!scope="row" style="text-align:right;"| April 2002
| 2.1%
{|class="wikitable plainrowheaders sortable" style="text-align:right;white-space:nowrap"|+ US usage share data from OneStat.com (press releases)!scope="col" style="width:9em"| Period!scope="col" style="width:6em"| InternetExplorer!scope="col" style="width:6em"| Other Mozilla, Firefox!scope="col" style="width:6em"| Safari!scope="col" style="width:6em"| Chrome!scope="col" style="width:6em"| Opera!scope="col" style="width:6em"| Netscape
!scope="row" style="text-align:right;"| March 2009
| 0.38%
!scope="row" style="text-align:right;"| November 2008
| 0.50%
!scope="row" style="text-align:right;"| June 2007
| 0.17%
!scope="row" style="text-align:right;"| January 2007
| 0.18%
{|class="wikitable plainrowheaders sortable" style="text-align:right;white-space:nowrap"|+ Canadian usage share data from OneStat.com (press releases)!scope="col" style="width:9em"| Period!scope="col" style="width:6em"| InternetExplorer!scope="col" style="width:6em"| Other Mozilla, Firefox!scope="col" style="width:6em"| Safari!scope="col" style="width:6em"| Chrome!scope="col" style="width:6em"| Opera!scope="col" style="width:6em"| Netscape
!scope="row" style="text-align:right;"| March 2009
| 0.56%
!scope="row" style="text-align:right;"| November 2008
| 0.56%
!scope="row" style="text-align:right;"| June 2007
| 0.13%
!scope="row" style="text-align:right;"| January 2007
| 0.14%
{|class="wikitable plainrowheaders sortable" style="text-align:right;white-space:nowrap"|+ UK usage share data from OneStat.com (press releases)!scope="col" style="width:9em"| Period!scope="col" style="width:6em"| InternetExplorer!scope="col" style="width:6em"| Other Mozilla, Firefox!scope="col" style="width:6em"| Safari!scope="col" style="width:6em"| Chrome!scope="col" style="width:6em"| Opera!scope="col" style="width:6em"| Netscape
!scope="row" style="text-align:right;"| March 2009
| 0.36%
!scope="row" style="text-align:right;"| November 2008
| 0.34%
!scope="row" style="text-align:right;"| June 2007
| 0.10%
!scope="row" style="text-align:right;"| January 2007
| 0.10%
{|class="wikitable plainrowheaders sortable" style="text-align:right;white-space:nowrap"|+ Australian usage share data from OneStat.com (press releases)!scope="col" style="width:9em"| Period!scope="col" style="width:6em"| InternetExplorer!scope="col" style="width:6em"| Other Mozilla, Firefox!scope="col" style="width:6em"| Safari!scope="col" style="width:6em"| Chrome!scope="col" style="width:6em"| Opera!scope="col" style="width:6em"| Netscape
!scope="row" style="text-align:right;"| June 2007
| 0.24%
!scope="row" style="text-align:right;"| January 2007
| 0.24%
{|class="wikitable plainrowheaders sortable" style="text-align:right;white-space:nowrap"|+ French usage share data from OneStat.com (press releases)!scope="col" style="width:9em"| Period!scope="col" style="width:6em"| InternetExplorer!scope="col" style="width:6em"| Other Mozilla, Firefox!scope="col" style="width:6em"| Safari!scope="col" style="width:6em"| Chrome!scope="col" style="width:6em"| Opera!scope="col" style="width:6em"| Netscape
!scope="row" style="text-align:right;"| March 2009
| 0.46%
!scope="row" style="text-align:right;"| November 2008
| 0.51%
ADTECH's press releases; this is an ad serving company">

ADTECH (Europe, 2004 to 2009) {|class"wikitable plainrowheaders sortable" style"text-align:right;white-space:nowrap"|+ Europe usage share data from ADTECH's press releases; this is an ad serving company

! scope="col" style="width:9em"| Period! scope="col" style="width:6em"| InternetExplorer! scope="col" style="width:6em"| Firefox! scope="col" style="width:6em"| Safari! scope="col" style="width:6em"| Chrome! scope="col" style="width:6em"| Opera! scope="col" style="width:6em"| Other Mozilla! scope="col" style="width:6em"| Netscape
!scope="row" style="text-align:right;"| Q4 2009
|
!scope="row" style="text-align:right;"| Q1 2009
|
!scope="row" style="text-align:right;"| Q1 2008
|
!scope="row" style="text-align:right;"| Q4 2007
|
!scope="row" style="text-align:right;"| July 2007
|
!scope="row" style="text-align:right;"| February 2007
|
!scope="row" style="text-align:right;"| February–April 2006
| 0.38%
!scope="row" style="text-align:right;"| September 2005
| 0.61%
!scope="row" style="text-align:right;"| June 2005
| 0.60%
!scope="row" style="text-align:right;"| March 2005
| 0.71%
!scope="row" style="text-align:right;"| February 2005
| 0.76%
!scope="row" style="text-align:right;"| January 2005
| 0.85%
!scope="row" style="text-align:right;"| November 2004
| 0.92%
!scope="row" style="text-align:right;"| September 2004
| 0.82%
!scope="row" style="text-align:right;"| August 2004
| 0.95%
!scope="row" style="text-align:right;"| July 2004
| 0.97%
!scope="row" style="text-align:right;"| January–April 2004
| 1.49%
weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20050512090314weblink">WebSideStory">

WebSideStory (US, February 1999 to June 2006) {| class"wikitable plainrowheaders sortable" style"width: auto; table-layout: fixed;"|+ US usage share data from: weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20050512090314weblink">WebSideStory

! scope="col" style="width:10em" | Date! scope="col" style="width:6em" | Internet Explorer! scope="col" style="width:6em" | Netscape, Other Mozilla! scope="col" style="width:6em" | Firefox! scope="col" | Source
! scope="row" | June 2006
| weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20070211140534weblink">19 July 2006
! scope="row" | 5 January 2006
| weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20070211141302weblink">12 January 2006
! scope="row" | 4 November 2005
| weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20060104153059weblink">10 November 2005
! scope="row" | 23 September 2005
| weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20051224212536weblink">27 September 2005
! scope="row" | 29 April 2005
| weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20050512004129weblink">10 May 2005
! scope="row" | 18 February 2005
weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20050510211028weblink">28 February 2005
! scope="row" | 14 January 2005
| 4.95%
! scope="row" | 3 December 2004
| 4.06%
! scope="row" | 5 November 2004
| 3.03%
! scope="row" | 8 October 2004
weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20070211142156weblink">13 December 2004
! scope="row" | 4 June 2004
|
! scope="row" | 26 August 2002
| weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20070211143254weblink">28 August 2002
! scope="row" | 25 October 2001
| weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20070211143914weblink">31 October 2001
! scope="row" | 25 April 2001
| weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20070211144235weblink">1 May 2001
! scope="row" | 21 February 2001
weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20070211144452weblink">22 February 2001
! scope="row" | 18 June 2000
|
! scope="row" | 2 August 1999
| weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20070211145548weblink">9 August 1999
! scope="row" | 6 April 1999
| weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20070211145751weblink">7 April 1999
! scope="row" | 1 March 1999
| weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20070211145820weblink">2 March 1999
! scope="row" | 8 February 1999
| weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20070211144452weblink">22 February 2001

Older reports (pre-2000)

Image:Browser Wars (en).svg|thumb|300px|Market share for several browsers between 1995 and 2010, illustrating the First Browser War (NN vs IE). Firefox was originally named "Phoenix", a name which implied that it would rise like a Phoenix after Netscape was killed off by Microsoft.]]GVU WWW user survey (January 1994 to October 1998){| class="wikitable plainrowheaders" style="width: auto; table-layout: fixed;"|+ Usage share data from: GVU WWW user survey! scope="col" | Date! scope="col" | Mosaic! scope="col" | Netscape Navigator! scope="col" | Internet Explorer! scope="col" | Source
! scope="row" | October 1998|| 64%| 32.2%| Primary Browser in 12 Months
! scope="row" | April 1998|| 70%| 22.7%| Browser Expected to Use in 12 Months
! scope="row" | October 1997|| 59.67%| 15.13%| weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20050311103449weblink">Browser Expected to Use in 12 Months
! scope="row" | April 1997|| 81.13%| 12.13%| weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20041217150644weblink">Browser Expected to Use in 12 Months
! scope="row" | October 1996|| 80.45%| 12.18%| Browser Expected to Use in 12 Months
! scope="row" | April 1996|| 89.36%| 3.76%| Browser Expected to Use in 12 Months
! scope="row" | April 1995| 9%| 54%|| Hal Berghel's Cybernautica – "A Web Monopoly"
! scope="row" | October 1994| 68%| 18%|| Result Graph – Browser
! scope="row" | January 1994| 97%||| General Results Graphs
EWS Web Server at UIUC (1996 Q2 to 1998){| class="wikitable plainrowheaders" style="width: auto; table-layout: fixed;"|+ Usage share data from: EWS Web Server at UIUC! scope="col" style="width:18%" | Date! scope="col" | Mosaic! scope="col" | Internet Explorer! scope="col" | Netscape Navigator! scope="col" style="width:36%" | Source
! scope="row" | 1998 Q4
| weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20010507151253weblink">Oct 1998, weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20010507151253weblink">Nov 1998, weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20010507151253weblink">Dec 1998
! scope="row" | 1998 Q3
| weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20010507151253weblink">Jul 1998, weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20010507151253weblink">Aug 1998, weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20010507151253weblink">Sep 1998
! scope="row" | 1998 Q2
| weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20010507151253weblink">Apr 1998, weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20010507151253weblink">May 1998, weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20010507151253weblink">Jun 1998
! scope="row" | 1998 Q1
| weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20010507151253weblink">Jan 1998, weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20010507151253weblink">Feb 1998, weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20010507151253weblink">Mar 1998
! scope="row" | 1997 Q4
| weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20010507151253weblink">Oct 1997, weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20010507151253weblink">Nov 1997, weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20010507151253weblink">Dec 1997
! scope="row" | 1997 Q3
| weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20010507151253weblink">Jul 1997, weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20010507151253weblink">Aug 1997, weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20010507151253weblink">Sep 1997
! scope="row" | 1997 Q2
| weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20010507151253weblink">Apr 1997, weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20010507151253weblink">May 1997, weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20010507151253weblink">Jun 1997
! scope="row" | 1997 Q1
| weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20010507151253weblink">Jan 1997, weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20010507151253weblink">Feb 1997, weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20010507151253weblink">Mar 1997
! scope="row" | 1996 Q4
| weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20010507151253weblink">Oct 1996, weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20010507151253weblink">Nov 1996, weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20010507151253weblink">Dec 1996
! scope="row" | 1996 Q3
| weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20010507151253weblink">Jul 1996, weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20010507151253weblink">Aug 1996, weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20010507151253weblink">Sep 1996
! scope="row" | 1996 Q2
| weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20010507151253weblink">Apr 1996, weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20010507151253weblink">May 1996, weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20010507151253weblink">Jun 1996
ZD Market Intelligence (US, January 1997 to January 1998){| class="wikitable plainrowheaders" style="width: auto; table-layout: fixed;"|+ Usage share data from: ZD Market Intelligence! scope="col" style="width:18%" | Date! scope="col" | Internet Explorer! scope="col" | Netscape Navigator! scope="col" style="width:36%" | Source
! scope="row" | January 1998
Behind the numbers: Browser market share
! scope="row" | January 1997
| 63%
Zona Research (US, Jan 1997 to Jan 1998){| class="wikitable plainrowheaders" style="width: auto; table-layout: fixed;"|+ Usage share data from: Zona Research! scope="col" style="width:18%" | Date! scope="col" | Internet Explorer! scope="col" | Netscape Navigator! scope="col" style="width:36%" | Source
! scope="row" | July 1998
Behind the numbers: Browser market share
! scope="row" | September 1997
| 62%
! scope="row" | January 1997
| 70%
AdKnowledge (January 1998 to June 1998){| class="wikitable plainrowheaders" style="width: auto; table-layout: fixed;"|+ Usage share data from: AdKnowledge! scope="col" style="width:18%" | Date! scope="col" | Internet Explorer! scope="col" | Netscape Navigator! scope="col" style="width:36%" | Source
! scope="row" | June 1998
Behind the numbers: Browser market share
! scope="row" | March 1998
| 57%
! scope="row" | January 1998
| 61%
Dataquest (1995 to 1997){| class="wikitable plainrowheaders" style="width: auto; table-layout: fixed;"|+ Usage share data from: Dataquest! scope="col" style="width:18%" | Date! scope="col" | Internet Explorer! scope="col" | Netscape Navigator! scope="col" style="width:36%" | Source
! scope="row" | 1997
Browser wars: High price, huge rewards
! scope="row" | 1996
| 73%
! scope="row" | 1995
| 80.1%
International Data Corporation (US, 1996 to 1997){| class="wikitable plainrowheaders" style="width: auto; table-layout: fixed;"|+ Usage share data from: International Data Corporation! scope="col" style="width:18%" | Date! scope="col" | Internet Explorer! scope="col" | Netscape Navigator! scope="col" style="width:36%" | Source
! scope="row" | 1997
Behind the numbers: Browser market share
! scope="row" | 1996
| 55%

See also

References

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External links

{{Timeline of web browsers|general}}{{Web browsers}}

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