Market share of browsers in desktop in 2016

In the end of 2016, Google Chrome continued to be the most used desktop internet browser since it exceeded the Internet Explorer(IE) at July 2012. At this moment, Chrome has 58.4% of the market shares of internet browsers within the 3.5 billion of internet users globally.


Sourced: W3counter

Note: W3counter chart only showed the top 5 most popular browser. Hence the accumulated market share is only 93.7%.


Source: Statista

Within the US market, Google Chrome is steadily increasing its shares while Internet Explorer is declining over time. In the beginning of Jan 2015, Chrome had 40.1% and IE has 32.7% of the total market share. But 22 months later at October 2016, Chrome had 54.6% of the total market shares but IE only had 15.6% (still the second most used internet browser). Respectively, Firefox’s market share dropped from 16.5% to 13%, and Safari increased slightly from 9.1% to 10.2% over these time interval. The new browser Microsoft Edge introduced to the market in July 2015 had 5.1% of the total market shares.


For the American mobile browser market shares, Safari, the default browser of Apple iPhone continued to be the most used browser. It increased from 49.8% to 52.7% from Jan 2015 to Oct 2016. The second place Chrome’s share rose and fell over time and had the similar amount of shares within these time interval (35%). In addition, the newly introduced Samsung Internet in February 2016 had 7.43% of the total market shares.



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