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eMarketer: Emerging Markets Drive Facebook User Growth

But analysis of many sources suggests user numbers in mature markets are not falling.

NEW YORK, NY (May 9, 2013)—India, Brazil and Russia, along with the Middle East and Africa, are driving the biggest gains in Facebook’s worldwide user base. According to new estimates from eMarketer, Facebook will pass 1 billion active users worldwide in 2013 as the company sees particularly strong growth in its Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa, and Latin American user bases, with each region set to rise by about 30% or more this year. By next year, Facebook will reach 1.26 billion global users.

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Clark Fredricksen
Corporate Spokesperson

Denise Duffy
UK Press Inquiries

Posted on May 9, 2013.