Global Browser market standings June 2011

The latest news on Browser wars is that Google's Chrome exceeded 20% of the worldwide internet browser market during the month of June 2011, for the first time, according to StatCounter, the free website analytics company.

This is how different browsers stand globally based on market share:

Google Chrome____________20.7%

In June 2009, Google Chrome had 2.8% market share globally. Thus it saw a growth of 640 percent in past one year.

Microsoft Internet Explorer______44%

In the past one year, Microsoft's Internet Explorer has fallen from 59% to 44% globally.

Mozilla Firefox_________28%

In June 2009, Firefox commanded 30 percent market share globally.

Chrome has performed particularly well in South America where it overtook Firefox in April to become the number two browser. In June it reached 29.7%, ahead of Firefox's 24.6% and behind IE at 44.1%.

Current Browser standings for South America (based on market share):


In the US Chrome has risen to 16% behind market leader IE on 46.5% and Firefox on 24.7%. In the UK, Chrome at 21.1% is now neck and neck with Firefox on 21.7%.

Current Browser standings for US (based on market share):

IE leads the UK market on 46.4%.

"It is a superb achievement by Google to go from under 3% two years ago to over 20% today," commented Aodhan Cullen, CEO, StatCounter. "While Google has been highly effective in getting Chrome downloaded the real test is actual browser usage which our stats measure." --------

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