India Set To Overtake US As Facebook’s Largest Market By 2015

Posted on May 17 2012 - 3:56am by Editorial Staff

Just a day away  from the giant IPO – the Facebook IPO and analysts predict that India will overtake U.S. as the world’s largest Facebook market by number of users by 2015. We reported earlier this month that Brazil bags the second rank by overtaking India on Facebook but with such futuristic estimation we believe that India will definitely overtake US as well as Brazil.

“India could overtake the United States in the next three years. Last year, Facebook users in India doubled. Growth will be driven by mobile internet users in second- and third-tier cities,” Shalini Verma, Principal Research Analyst at Gartner told CNBC, noting that the U.S. market is saturated in terms of user numbers.

India owes over 45 million users, while Brazil and the United States with 47 and 157 million users respectively. With having an approximate internet users population of 120 million users, according to Suhale Kapoor, Executive Vice President at analytics and market research company AbsolutData, India’s internet population is forecast to grow threefold to almost 400 million users by the end of 2015 to mid-2016.

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