In spite of the newly announced Graph Search, Facebook lost some million accounts in the beginning of 2013. Spokespeople explained that this is mainly due to the ongoing cleanup of fake, spam and duplicate accounts, and not some drop in popularity. As of January 2013, there are slightly over 1 billion Facebook accounts, and the deleted ones amounted to some 76 million. Here are the top 10 countries with most Facebook users, as of March 1, 2013.
With a Facebook population of a bit more than 25.2 million users, Germany takes the 10th place. Germany has a population of almost 82 million people, which means that one out of three Germans is on Facebook. Compared to December 2012, there are 70,000 more Germans on Facebook.
With around 250,000 users more than Germany, France takes the ninth spot. Compared to the end of 2012, France lost almost 20,000 users. With 65.5 million inhabitants, the density of Facebook users in France is quite impressive: almost 39% of French people use the popular social platform.
Philippines has one of the highest growths in Facebook users in our chart: 400,000 people joined Facebook in the first two months of 2013, raising the total number of Filipinos to 30.2 million. The total population in Philippines is of almost 95 million, meaning that one out of three Filipinos are on Facebook.
There are 32.3 million Turks on Facebook, 371,000 more than in December 2012. Given the population of around 73.6 million in Turkey, we find that 44% (almost one out of two!) Turks use Facebook.
6. United Kingdom
With 32.6 million users, the United Kingdom is the country with the sixth most Facebook users in 2013. They lost almost half a million accounts since the end of 2012, probably due to the cleanup we mentioned about. The UK has 62.6 million inhabitants, which means that one out of two Brits is a Facebook user.
Mexico has 39.8 million FB users and is at the middle position in our top-ten. They lost 50,000 users since the end of 2012. The country has more than 112 million inhabitants, which leads to a density of Facebook account holders of around 35.6%.
There are 48.8 million Indonesian Facebookers, which is 2.2 million less than the figure registered in December 2012. It is one of the largest drops registered in 2013 – 4.33%. There are 242 million people in Indonesia, meaning that roughly one out of five Indonesians has a FB account.
India takes the third position in our top ten countries with most Facebook users in 2013, with 61.7 million registered accounts, which is 400,000 less than last year’s figure. The density of Facebook users in India is among the lowest in the world though – only one out of twenty Indians has a Facebook account.
With 65.6 million registered accounts, Brazil takes the second spot in our chart. They gained almost 1.67 million users since the beginning of the year, which is by far the greatest increase we have seen recently. Given the population of 196 million, we can see that one out of three Brazilians is on Facebook.
1. United States
It shouldn’t come as a surprise that the most technologically developed country also has the highest number of Facebook users – 165 million of them, which is 2.5 times more than Brazil, the runner-up. The US lost 3.04 million accounts since the beginning of the year. With a population of 313 million, we can see that roughly one out of two Americans is on Facebook.