Saturday, March 24, 2012

Internet: Fifth power of the world

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If Internet was a country, it would be the fifth economic power in the world to the year 2016.
The world population is estimated at 7 billion according to the Organization of the United Nations. End of 2011, the Internet user population is estimated for its part to 2.3 billion. For The Boston Consulting Group, this user population will reach 3 billion in 2016. And if the Internet were a country, it would be the fifth economic power in the world. According to a study by the consulting firm in management and business strategy, the Internet economy represent 4 200 billion in the countries of the g-20, against 2 300 billion in 2010.
According to BCG, the Internet economy should contribute to 12.4% of the gross domestic product of the United Kingdom in 2016. The highest rate in the South Korea (8%), China (6.9%), the India and the Japan (5.6%), United States (5.4%).
@ Logo for the European Union, the average rate would be 5.7%, higher than the France with 3.4% (2.9% in 2010). In France, the e-commerce should in particular represent 46 billion from $ 27 billion in 2010 in 2016.
In countries such as the France but also the Germany and China, the study points out that small and medium-sized businesses a relationship active with consumers via the Internet had sales that grew faster (up to 22 points) than with a discrete or non-existent on the Internet presence.
Easier than a deprivation of the Internet
BCG CITES elsewhere a fun survey. Thus, 69% of the French are ready to dispense with alcohol rather than private Internet for one year. They are 16% say it would be easier to give up sex, while 5% prefer not shower rather than give up Internet.

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