Facebook in Asia: Latest Stats on Total Users by Country [Quarter 3 2011]

By on October 1, 2011

Facebook now has over 800 million users worldwide, with 168 million are from Asia. In Quarter 3 this year, Facebook added 16.8 million new users in Asia (compared to 19.5 million in Quarter 2 2011). So far this year, the social network has added some 56 million new users; it started the year with 111 million Asian users. Its latest quarter-on-quarter growth rate is 11%. However, the rate has been somewhat slowing since end of 2010 – from 24% in Quarter 4 2010 to 17% Q1’11 to 15% Q2’11 to 11% Q3’11.

  1. 57% of Facebook users in Asia can be found in the Southeast Asia region.
  2. Internet users in India continue to embrace Facebook. As of end of Quarter 3 this year, India has a total of 36.4 million Facebook users, which is 4 million less than Indonesia. India will very soon surpass Indonesia to become the top Facebook country in Asia (and third-largest in the world).
  3. Thailand surpassed Malaysia to become the 4th largest Facebook nation in Asia.
  4. Users growth in Malaysia continues to stuck at single-digit. And Taiwan is challenging Malaysia for No. 5 in the list.
  5. Facebook users in Japan continue to show impressive growth rate at 26%. In Quarter 2, users population grew by 33%. On January 01 this year, there were 1.8 million Facebook users in Japan. By the end of Quarter 3, total users jumped to 4.8 million.
  6. Vietnamese Facebook users grew by 51% in Quarter 3 2011 and will soon replace Singapore in 11th rank.
Facebook in Asia, Estimated Total Users by Country – Quarter 3 2011
Current Rank
(Previous Rank)
Country September 30 2011 July 01 2011 % Growth
1 (1) Indonesia 40,418,840 38,860,460 4%
2 (2) India 36,422,980 29,475,740 24%
3 (3) Philippines 26,721,920 25,307,780 6%
4 (5) Thailand 12,076,740 10,612,360 14%
5 (4) Malaysia 11,751940 11,221,020 5%
6 (6) Taiwan 10,976,580 9,932,720 11%
7 (7) Pakistan 5,395,040 4,795,220 13%
8 (8) Japan 4,819,200 3,812,480 26%
9 (10) South Korea 4,081,460 3,697,040 10%
10 (9) Hong Kong 3,829,760 3,748,580 2%
11 (11) Singapore 2,589,600 2,488,880 4%
12 (13) Vietnam 2,520,900 1,674,020 51%
13 (12) Bangladesh 2,000,980 1,735,000 15%
14 (14) Nepal 1,269,360 1,072,900 12%
15 (15) Sri Lanka 1,093,400 973,740 12%
16 (16) Cambodia 401,800 329,700 22%
17 (19) Afghanistan 230,240 198,020 16%
18 (17) Brunei 221,740 214,140 4%
19 (20) Mongolia 214,360 182,620 17%
20 (18) Macau 212,860 207,420 3%
21 (21) Maldives 114,280 107,460 6%
22 (22) Laos 96,560 70,440 37%
23 (23) Bhutan 61,020 53,280 15%
  TOTAL 167,521,560 150,771,020 11%
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