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In 2018, 85% of people aged 16-74 in the European Union (EU) reported they had used the internet during the previous three months. This share ranged from 98% in Denmark to 65% in Bulgaria. Internet use has grown rapidly over the years - in 2007 it stood at 57% and in 2012 at 73%.


The internet was used mainly to send/receive e-mails (73%) and to find information about goods and services (70%). A majority of people also used the internet to watch video content from commercial or sharing services (57%), participate in social networks (56%), use banking facilities (54%) and look for health information (52%). 



Graph: Internet use



Infographics: Internet activities


The source datasets are available here (internet use) and here (internet activities).

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