OneStat.com, an Amsterdam-based web research firm, says global use of the Firefox browser has increased 1.14 percent since May 2006, while Internet Explorer usage fell 2.12 percent during the same time. Microsoft's Internet Explorer still holds the top spot with 83.05% of the market versus the 12.93% of Firefox. Regional market share show similar numbers except for Australia and Germany which have much higher Firefox usage.
OneStat says Australians use Firefox 24.23% of the time, which is almost double the global average. Germany, however, leads in Firefox usage with 39.02%. Apple Safari ranged from 1.3% in many countries to 3.28% in the United States.
The numbers were based on a sample of 2 million visitors divided into 100 countries per day.