T-Index 2007, the languages that matter on the web

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T-Index helps you identify the languages used by the people that will most likely buy from your website or your advertisers. It combines the Internet population and its estimated GDP per capita.

T-Index is a statistical index developed by Translated. It is a percentage value that indicates the market share of each language on the Internet and the languages that offer the best sales potential when translating your website.

T-Index data summary 2007

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  Countries T-Index Cumulative
T-Index
Languages Internet population Internet penetration GDP p.c. of Int. pop.*
(!) Restrictfed access to Internet
* GDP per capita of the Internet population
Note: The Internet population of North Korea and the GDP per capita of the Internet population of the Vatican were estimated by our agency. (!) Most of the population has restricted Internet access
1 USA 30.0% 30.037% 1 210,575,287 69.9 % $59,269
2 Japan 8.4% 38.433% 1 87,540,000 68.7 % $39,849
3 Germany 5.4% 43.825% 1 50,426,117 61.2 % $44,433
4 China (!) 5.2% 48.998% 1 162,000,000 12.3 % $13,268
5 UK 4.3% 53.339% 1 37,600,000 61.9 % $47,973
6 France 3.7% 57.089% 1 32,925,953 51.7 % $47,317
7 Italy 3.3% 60.347% 1 31,481,928 54.1 % $43,003
8 South Korea 2.7% 63.015% 1 34,120,000 69.6 % $32,481
9 Brazil 2.7% 65.670% 1 39,140,000 20.6 % $28,186
10 Canada 2.6% 68.258% 2 22,000,000 65.9 % $48,886
11 Russia (!) 2.5% 70.713% 1 28,000,000 19.8 % $36,429
12 Spain 2.1% 72.842% 2 19,765,033 48.9 % $44,758
13 Mexico 2.1% 74.961% 1 22,700,000 20.9 % $38,780
14 Australia 1.7% 76.628% 1 15,300,000 74.9 % $45,287
15 Taiwan 1.5% 78.099% 1 14,500,000 63.4 % $42,163
16 Netherlands 1.4% 79.492% 1 12,060,000 72.8 % $47,991
17 Turkey (!) 1.1% 80.631% 1 16,000,000 22.5 % $29,561
18 Iran (!) 0.93% 81.561% 1 18,000,000 27.5 % $21,476
19 India 0.89% 82.453% 2 60,000,000 5.3 % $6,176
20 Argentina 0.83% 83.282% 1 13,000,000 32.3 % $26,491
21 Poland 0.80% 84.082% 1 11,400,000 29.6 % $29,184
22 Sweden 0.72% 84.802% 1 6,890,000 76.3 % $43,383
23 Malaysia (!) 0.69% 85.490% 1 14,904,000 60.0 % $19,186
24 Hong Kong 0.64% 86.129% 1 4,878,713 69.9 % $54,447
25 Switzerland 0.62% 86.750% 3 5,097,822 67.5 % $50,585
26 Belgium 0.62% 87.367% 2 5,100,000 49.1 % $50,308
27 Saudi Arabia (!) 0.59% 87.962% 1 4,700,000 17.0 % $52,573
28 Austria 0.57% 88.531% 1 4,650,000 56.7 % $50,872
29 Portugal 0.52% 89.056% 1 7,782,760 73.1 % $27,981
30 Norway 0.47% 89.530% 1 3,140,000 67.8 % $62,828
31 Greece 0.44% 89.975% 1 3,800,000 35.5 % $48,627
32 Singapore 0.44% 90.419% 2 2,421,800 53.2 % $76,109
33 South Africa 0.44% 90.859% 2 5,100,000 11.6 % $35,868
34 Colombia 0.43% 91.290% 1 6,700,000 15.1 % $26,747
35 Chile 0.42% 91.707% 1 6,700,000 41.1 % $25,872
36 Thailand (!) 0.42% 92.124% 1 8,465,800 13.0 % $20,425
37 Denmark 0.41% 92.531% 1 3,762,500 68.8 % $45,050
38 Indonesia 0.40% 92.934% 1 20,000,000 8.5 % $8,362
39 Czech Republic 0.40% 93.332% 1 5,100,000 49.9 % $32,391
40 United Arab Emirates (!) 0.36% 93.692% 1 1,708,500 38.4 % $87,569
41 Israel 0.35% 94.040% 1 3,700,000 57.6 % $39,119
42 Finland 0.35% 94.388% 1 3,286,000 62.7 % $44,003
43 Ireland 0.31% 94.698% 1 2,060,000 50.1 % $62,456
44 Philippines 0.30% 94.995% 1 14,000,000 15.4 % $8,839
45 Peru 0.29% 95.285% 1 6,100,000 21.3 % $19,747
46 Romania 0.26% 95.543% 1 4,940,000 22.2 % $21,664
47 New Zealand 0.25% 95.789% 1 3,200,000 77.7 % $31,927
48 Vietnam (!) 0.24% 96.033% 1 17,220,812 20.2 % $5,888
49 Venezuela 0.24% 96.272% 1 3,354,900 12.9 % $29,645
50 Hungary 0.23% 96.505% 1 3,050,000 30.6 % $31,736
51 Belarus (!) 0.19% 96.694% 1 5,477,500 56.3 % $14,338
52 Slovakia 0.17% 96.863% 1 2,500,000 45.9 % $28,060
53 Egypt (!) 0.16% 97.028% 1 6,000,000 7.5 % $11,411
54 Ukraine 0.16% 97.191% 1 5,278,100 11.4 % $12,875
55 Pakistan 0.16% 97.348% 1 12,000,000 7.3 % $5,438
56 Morocco 0.14% 97.493% 1 6,100,000 18.1 % $9,872
57 Kuwait 0.14% 97.633% 1 816,700 32.6 % $71,090
58 Bulgaria 0.13% 97.764% 1 2,200,000 30.0 % $24,779
59 Croatia 0.11% 97.877% 1 1,576,400 35.1 % $29,721
60 Qatar 0.10% 97.977% 1 289,900 32.0 % $143,859
61 Slovenia 0.10% 98.078% 1 1,090,000 54.2 % $38,242
62 Puerto Rico 0.098% 98.175% 1 1,000,000 25.4 % $40,653
63 Nigeria 0.096% 98.272% 1 8,000,000 5.9 % $4,989
64 Lithuania 0.094% 98.365% 1 1,221,700 34.2 % $31,806
65 Algeria 0.082% 98.447% 1 2,460,000 7.4 % $13,779
66 Luxembourg 0.081% 98.528% 1 315,000 65.6 % $107,089
67 Dominican Rep 0.074% 98.602% 1 1,500,000 16.0 % $20,437
68 Latvia 0.066% 98.668% 1 1,030,000 45.6 % $26,777
69 Kazakhstan 0.065% 98.733% 1 1,247,000 8.2 % $21,605
70 Tunisia (!) 0.062% 98.795% 1 1,294,900 12.6 % $19,806
71 Serbia 0.061% 98.856% 1 1,400,000 13.8 % $18,215
72 Costa Rica 0.060% 98.916% 1 922,500 22.3 % $27,073
73 Lebanon 0.059% 98.975% 1 950,000 24.2 % $25,649
74 Uruguay 0.058% 99.033% 1 1,100,000 31.8 % $22,086
75 Estonia 0.050% 99.083% 1 690,000 52.4 % $30,169
76 Ecuador 0.044% 99.127% 1 968,000 7.0 % $18,929
77 Sudan 0.043% 99.170% 1 3,500,000 8.9 % $5,086
78 Jamaica 0.042% 99.212% 1 1,067,000 38.4 % $16,422
79 Oman 0.041% 99.254% 1 319,200 10.0 % $53,645
80 Cyprus 0.038% 99.292% 1 356,600 45.2 % $44,580
81 Syria (!) 0.036% 99.327% 1 1,500,000 7.8 % $9,855
82 Bosnia-Herzegovina 0.035% 99.362% 1 950,000 20.9 % $15,231
83 Guatemala 0.033% 99.395% 1 1,000,000 7.9 % $13,697
84 Azerbaijan 0.033% 99.428% 1 829,100 10.2 % $16,390
85 Brunei Darussalem 0.032% 99.460% 1 165,600 44.2 % $81,335
86 El Salvador 0.029% 99.489% 1 637,100 9.2 % $18,704
87 Kenya 0.028% 99.517% 1 2,770,300 7.5 % $4,237
88 Bahrain (!) 0.028% 99.545% 1 157,300 22.2 % $73,826
89 Jordan 0.022% 99.567% 1 796,900 13.2 % $11,553
90 Uzbekistan (!) 0.022% 99.589% 1 1,745,000 6.3 % $5,242
91 Panama 0.021% 99.611% 1 300,000 9.3 % $29,611
92 Macedonia 0.021% 99.632% 1 392,671 19.1 % $22,537
93 Macau 0.019% 99.651% 1 201,000 44.0 % $39,618
94 Mauritius 0.019% 99.670% 1 300,000 24.0 % $26,328
95 Libya 0.018% 99.688% 1 232,000 3.8 % $32,323
96 Trinidad & Tobago 0.017% 99.705% 1 160,000 15.1 % $44,659
97 Albania 0.015% 99.721% 1 471,200 13.1 % $13,572
98 Bolivia 0.014% 99.735% 1 480,000 5.3 % $12,529
99 Bahamas 0.014% 99.750% 1 103,000 33.7 % $58,251
100 Barbados 0.013% 99.762% 1 160,000 57.0 % $32,786
101 Sri Lanka (!) 0.011% 99.773% 1 428,000 2.0 % $10,216
102 Georgia 0.0088% 99.782% 1 332,000 7.1 % $11,039
103 Ghana 0.0083% 99.790% 1 609,800 2.7 % $5,629
104 Moldova 0.0082% 99.798% 1 550,000 12.7 % $6,158
105 Honduras 0.0078% 99.806% 1 260,000 3.5 % $12,434
106 Jersey 0.0072% 99.813% 1 27,000 29.6 % $111,489
107 Botswana 0.0067% 99.820% 1 60,000 3.3 % $46,617
108 Gabon 0.0066% 99.827% 1 81,000 5.6 % $34,043
109 Angola 0.0063% 99.833% 1 172,000 1.4 % $15,323
110 Paraguay 0.0061% 99.839% 1 200,000 3.0 % $12,764
111 Senegal 0.0061% 99.845% 1 650,000 5.2 % $3,912
112 Iceland 0.0059% 99.851% 1 25,800 8.5 % $94,932
113 Guyana 0.0058% 99.857% 1 160,000 20.8 % $15,175
114 Guernsey 0.0056% 99.862% 1 36,000 54.9 % $64,751
115 Montenegro 0.0055% 99.868% 1 117,000 17.1 % $19,634
116 Haiti 0.0053% 99.873% 1 600,000 6.9 % $3,667
117 Benin 0.0053% 99.879% 1 700,000 8.7 % $3,121
118 Uganda 0.0049% 99.883% 1 750,000 2.5 % $2,730
119 Namibia 0.0049% 99.888% 1 80,600 3.9 % $25,035
120 Mongolia 0.0046% 99.893% 1 268,300 9.1 % $7,177
121 Cuba (!) 0.0045% 99.897% 1 190,000 1.7 % $9,795
122 Armenia 0.0044% 99.902% 1 172,800 5.8 % $10,595
123 Cameroon 0.0043% 99.906% 1 370,000 2.0 % $4,841
124 Zambia 0.0043% 99.910% 1 500,000 4.4 % $3,562
125 Andorra 0.0041% 99.915% 1 23,200 32.3 % $72,915
126 Malta 0.0038% 99.918% 1 127,200 316.5 % $12,256
127 Sao Tome And Principe 0.0037% 99.922% 1 1,220,000 9.9 % $1,246
128 Zimbabwe 0.0036% 99.926% 1 1,220,000 9.9 % $1,230
129 Yemen 0.0035% 99.929% 1 270,000 1.2 % $5,317
130 Seychelles 0.0034% 99.932% 1 29,000 35.4 % $49,172
131 Faroe Islands 0.0031% 99.936% 1 33,000 69.5 % $39,427
132 Kyrgyzstan 0.0031% 99.939% 1 298,100 5.6 % $4,255
133 Bangladesh 0.0029% 99.942% 1 450,000 0.3 % $2,699
134 Saint Lucia 0.0028% 99.944% 1 55,000 32.2 % $21,429
135 Antigua & Barbuda 0.0028% 99.947% 1 29,000 41.7 % $40,221
136 Cote D'Ivoire 0.0028% 99.950% 1 300,000 1.7 % $3,853
137 Nicaragua 0.0027% 99.953% 1 140,000 2.5 % $8,122
138 Tanzania 0.0024% 99.955% 1 384,300 1.0 % $2,645
139 Greenland 0.0024% 99.958% 1 38,000 67.4 % $25,887
140 Papua New Guinea 0.0023% 99.960% 1 170,000 2.9 % $5,546
141 Belize 0.0020% 99.962% 1 38,000 12.9 % $22,308
142 Fiji 0.0020% 99.964% 1 80,000 8.7 % $10,481
143 Myanmar (!) 0.0019% 99.966% 1 300,000 0.6 % $2,653
144 Turkmenistan (!) 0.0019% 99.968% 1 64,800 1.3 % $12,132
145 Monaco 0.0019% 99.970% 1 18,000 55.1 % $43,478
146 San Marino 0.0018% 99.971% 1 14,300 48.3 % $52,867
147 Liechtenstein 0.0018% 99.973% 1 22,000 64.2 % $33,327
148 Nepal 0.0018% 99.975% 1 249,400 0.9 % $2,927
149 Suriname 0.0017% 99.977% 1 32,000 6.8 % $22,585
150 Congo 0.0017% 99.978% 1 70,000 1.8 % $9,939
151 Grenada 0.0014% 99.980% 1 19,000 21.1 % $31,587
152 Dominica 0.0013% 99.981% 1 26,000 35.9 % $21,356
153 Swaziland 0.0013% 99.982% 1 41,600 3.7 % $13,301
154 Togo 0.0013% 99.984% 1 320,000 5.6 % $1,722
155 Mauritania 0.0011% 99.985% 1 100,000 3.1 % $4,602
156 Mozambique 0.00093% 99.986% 1 178,000 0.9 % $2,180
157 Bhutan 0.00087% 99.987% 1 30,000 1.3 % $12,041
158 St Kitts & Nevis 0.00084% 99.987% 1 10,000 25.4 % $34,781
159 Maldives 0.00077% 99.988% 1 20,100 5.4 % $15,929
160 Equatorial Guinea 0.00075% 99.989% 1 8,000 1.5 % $39,054
161 St Vincent & Grenadines 0.00067% 99.990% 1 10,000 8.5 % $27,763
162 Madagascar 0.00066% 99.990% 1 110,000 0.6 % $2,502
163 Gambia 0.00066% 99.991% 1 58,000 3.4 % $4,730
164 Cape Verde 0.00063% 99.992% 1 29,000 6.8 % $8,978
165 Ethiopia 0.00062% 99.992% 1 164,000 0.2 % $1,566
166 Chad 0.00056% 99.993% 1 60,000 0.6 % $3,893
167 Burkina Faso 0.00056% 99.993% 1 80,600 0.6 % $2,864
168 Iraq 0.00055% 99.994% 1 36,000 0.1 % $6,376
169 Cambodia 0.00052% 99.994% 1 44,000 0.3 % $4,902
170 Rwanda 0.00046% 99.995% 1 65,000 0.7 % $2,933
171 Mali 0.00044% 99.995% 1 70,000 0.6 % $2,606
172 Eritrea (!) 0.00043% 99.996% 1 100,000 2.0 % $1,790
173 Lesotho 0.00043% 99.996% 1 51,500 2.4 % $3,452
174 Somalia 0.00032% 99.997% 1 94,000 1.0 % $1,433
175 Dem Rep Of The Congo 0.00032% 99.997% 1 180,000 0.3 % $744
176 Micronesia 0.00028% 99.997% 1 16,000 14.8 % $7,358
177 Guinea 0.00028% 99.997% 1 50,000 0.5 % $2,337
178 Laos 0.00027% 99.998% 1 25,000 0.4 % $4,433
179 Samoa 0.00026% 99.998% 1 8,000 3.7 % $13,500
180 Malawi 0.00023% 99.998% 1 59,700 0.4 % $1,578
181 Comoros 0.00020% 99.998% 1 21,000 3.0 % $3,993
182 Guinea Bissau 0.00019% 99.999% 1 37,000 2.5 % $2,172
183 Vanuatu 0.00019% 99.999% 1 7,500 3.5 % $10,383
184 Tajikistan 0.00016% 99.999% 1 19,500 0.3 % $3,439
185 Niger 0.00014% 99.999% 1 40,000 0.3 % $1,457
186 Djibouti 0.00014% 99.999% 1 11,000 2.2 % $5,288
187 Solomon Islands 0.00014% 99.999% 1 8,400 1.5 % $6,777
188 Tonga 0.00012% 99.999% 1 3,100 2.7 % $16,676
189 Burundi 0.00011% 100.000% 1 60,000 0.7 % $796
190 North Korea (!) 0.00010% 100.000% 1 10,000 0.0 % $4,300
191 Kiribati 0.000071% 100.000% 1 2,000 1.9 % $14,807
192 Central African Rep 0.000069% 100.000% 1 13,000 0.3 % $2,191
193 Cook Islands 0.000057% 100.000% 1 3,600 165.5 % $6,616
194 Sierra Leone 0.000043% 100.000% 1 10,000 0.2 % $1,802
195 Marshall Islands 0.000037% 100.000% 1 2,200 3.6 % $6,928
196 Vatican City State 0.000019% 100.000% 1 93 11.3 % $83,615
197 Tuvalu 0.000016% 100.000% 1 1,700 14.2 % $3,822
198 Niue 0.000012% 100.000% 1 450 30.2 % $11,241
199 East Timor 0.000011% 100.000% 1 1,000 0.1 % $4,585
200 Nauru 0.000009% 100.000% 1 300 2.2 % $11,945
201 Liberia 0.000002% 100.000% 1 1,000 0.0 % $827
202 Afghanistan 0.000002% 100.000% 1 535 0.0 % $1,368

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Internet Censorship

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Internet Freedom Map | Source: Reporters without Borders http://en.rsf.org

Sources

Statistics used in the T-Index study were taken from the following reliable Internet based sources.

The number of Internet users for each country was taken from the Internet World Stats website which provides up-to-date world Internet statistics: http://www.internetworldstats.com/stats.htm.

In order to assign each country to a language market, we looked at the most commonly used languages in business, and online, in each country in question. Our worldwide network of freelance translators has also contributed to the project, helping to make it a reliable tool that reflects the reality of each country.

The total population of each country was taken from the Central Intelligence Agency World Factbook (Washington, DC): https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/.

GDP (Gross Domestic Product) per capita data were taken from the International Monetary Fund World Economic Outlook Database. For the countries or territories for which the GDP per capita was not indicated in the International Monetary Fund World Economic Outlook Database, the data were taken from the Central Intelligence Agency World Factbook.

To determine if a country has restricted access to online information, we looked at the ranking given by the international non-governmental organization Reporters without Borders, available on its official website: http://en.rsf.org/internet.html.

The percentage shares of income indicated by quintiles were taken from the online statistical data of the World Bank's Development Research Group: http://data.worldbank.org/indicator/SI.DST.05TH.20. Not all the data refer to the same year (the World Bank data are from 1992 to 2009).

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