Of the five global regions, Latin America had the fastest growing internet population, increasing 12 percent in the past year to more than 147 million unique visitors in March 2013, according to a report from comScore. Consumers in Latin America spent 10 hours online per month on Social Networking sites, doubling the global average time spent. 5 of the top 10 most engaged markets with social content worldwide are located in Latin America.
The study also shows that, fueled by the holiday shopping season, Online Retail continues to grow in Latin America with the total number of online shoppers up 16 percent in the past year. Wal-Mart was the fastest gaining property of the top 10 most-visited Retail websites, growing 163 percent in the past year to 11.7 million visitors in March 2013.
Mobile phones and tablets continue to account for a growing amount of digital traffic. Of the 4 Latin American markets analyzed, Mexico led the region with 13.9 percent of all web-based page views consumed beyond the personal computer, mostly on smartphones and tablets.
The report found that Online Advertising is on the rise in Brazil, growing 97 percent the past year to 130 billion display ad impressions delivered in March 2013. Netflix was the largest display advertiser in Brazil and Mexico with 2.7 billion and 463 million ad impressions delivered during the month, respectively.
Internet users in Argentina are the most likely in Latin America to view online video content, with more than 95 percent of its internet population doing so in March 2013, the report also indicates.
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