Web Browser Market Share

Web Browser Market Share, Market Size and Industry Growth Drivers, 2018 - 2025

About Web Browsers

A web browser is a piece of software used to retrieve information from the Internet. When a user wants to access a certain web page, the web browser fetches information from the relevant server and displays it to the user. Browsers can be installed on almost any device connected to the Internet. There are desktop browsers, mobile browsers, tablet browsers, Smart TV browsers, and many others. Internet browser market share is highly concentrated by Google Chrome and Apple's Safari Because of the incredible growth in internet usage and web browser usage, they have displaced former web browser market share leaders like Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer, and Netscape. You can find Web Browser Market Size, Web Browser Market Share, and other trends and statistics below and you can get help with additional Web Browser industry market research here.

Web Browser Market Size, 2018 - 2025, # of Users

Web Browser Market Size

The chart shows the Web Browser Market Size from 2018 to 2025. In 2020, the size of the Web Browser Industry was 4.6B Users and is projected to grow 5% in 2021. From 2018 to 2025 the Web Browser Industry growth is projected to average 4.9% per year. These estimates were made before the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The short term impact of COVID-19 on the Web Browser market growth will likely be Low because internet connectivity is considered a basic utility and users continue to browse the Internet even if they're working from home. The long term impact of COVID-19 on the Web Browser market growth beyond the COVID-19 pandemic will likely be Low because access to the Internet is essential to every business. Request help with obtaining the source for this data and additional Web Browser industry market research here.

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Web Browser Market Share, 2020, Adoption
Web Browser Market Share

The chart shows Web Browser Market Share in 2020. The Web Browser Market is concentrated among a few vendors. The leader in the Web Browser Industry was Google Chrome with 62.3% market share in 2020, followed by Safari with 12.2% Web Browser market share, Internet Explorer (IE) & Microsoft Edge with 7% Web Browser market share, Firefox with 2.6%, Opera with 2.5%, and Others with 13.4%. Get help with market research for the Web Browser market, including the source for this Internet Browser Market Share chart and other data here.

Web Browser Industry Growth Drivers

The Web Browser Market is one of the biggest general consumer markets in IT. Growth is driven by an ongoing trend of the Internet penetrating people's lives on a global scale. Those regions in the world that didn't have Internet access previously are now being connected. In regions where the Internet has been around for a while people are using internet connected devices more frequently and own more and more devices. They can often afford multiple devices with Internet access for work or entertainment purposes. Additionally, the amount of devices capable of running a web browser is also growing - all kinds of gadgets and IoT devices now can be used to browse the Internet. Web browsers often come pre-installed on devices. Therefore companies that sell the most devices and have their own web browsers, such as Apple’s Safari and Google Chrome, are able to retain the largest web browser market share.

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Web Browser Industry Competitors and Products

The Web Browser industry is a Mature market composed of a few large competitors. Google Chrome Internet Browser market share was 62.3% in 2020. Chrome's popularity stems from the prevalent use of the Google search engine. Google Chrome is also the default browser installed on Android devices. Safari market share was 12.2% of the Web Browser market in 2020. Safari is a web browser developed by Apple. It comes preinstalled on every Apple device, including Macs, iPhones, and iPads. Internet Explorer & Microsoft Edge market share was 7% of the Web Browser market in 2020. Internet Explorer was the default web browser on Windows platforms and is still in use in systems using older versions of Windows. Microsoft Edge became the default browser with the launch of Windows 10. Firefox market share was 2.6% of the Web Browser market in 2020. Mozilla Firefox is an open-source browser with a focus on privacy and careful handling of user data. Opera market share was 2.5% of the Web Browser market in 2020. Opera is a Chromium-based browser that differentiates itself through a distinct user interface and other features. The rest of Web Browser market share consists of a long tail of other internet browsers, some of which focus on specific niche devices or privacy.

What Additional Web Browser Market Data Does T4 Have?

T4 comprehensively aggregated more than a dozen reports from more than 5 publishers covering statistics and trends in the Web Browser Industry. This includes Adoption, Data Traffic, Sales, and a number of additional statistics. The Industry falls under T4's Enterprise Software industry coverage. Industries related to Internet Browser in the T4 taxonomy include Office Software and Productivity Software. You can find reports covering these industries on T4's Platform or learn about T4's additional research services here.

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