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    Dear publishers,

    Do you miss our weekly Internet usage research? We hope you do 🙂

    This time the most romantic country on the agenda –  France. So, here it is – internet usage in France.

    General Overview

    • Population of France is 64,938,716
    • Official language is French
    • Other languages spoken in France – Provencal, Breton, Alsatian, Corsican, Catalan, Basque, Flemish). Overseas departments: French, Creole patois, Mahorian (a Swahili dialect).
    • Ethnic groups: Celtic and Latin with Teutonic, Slavic, North African, Indochinese, Basque minorities


    Internet Usage

    The number of Internet users is approximately 56 million



    Internet Speed:

    • Average latency: 138 ms
    • Average download: 24.90 Mbps
    • Average upload: 6.13 Mbps


    How often do people in France access the Internet?


    According to the statistical data, French young people of age group 16-24 access the Internet more than other age groups. Though, the age group 25-34 is snapping at their heels. Have a look:


    Top Websites in France


    For your convenience and for visual clarity we have created multicolored diagrams showing various stats:








    Social Media Usage




    As you can see on the diagrams above, Facebook is the most popular social network in France. So let’s take a closer look at the most visited Facebook pages:


    Twitter Stats

    E-commerce in France

    French online buyers prefer paying with credit cards (e.g. Carte-Blue, a debit card used as a credit one). Also, Visa and PayPal are very popular. Alternative payments: Allopass, CM-CIC Paiement, Hipay, Moneo, Paysafecard and bank transfers.

    People aged 25-34 order products online more often than other age groups. Average frequency is one purchase a month.

    Popular product categories to buy online: clothing, travel and tourism, cultural products and consumer electronics.

    The number of e-commerce sites is great: more than 120,000. Amazon is the most popular one while others are Cdiscount, eBay, Fnac and Priceminister. As clothes are purchased very often, such retailers as La Redoute and 3 Suisses are the biggest players in French e-commerce.

    That’s it for now. We hope you’ll find this information useful. Good luck!

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