Top 10 countries for mobile barcode usage (excluding Japan) Q4/2010

Author: | Posted: May 13th, 2011 | Category: Statistics | 6 Comments »

Mobile QR Code Globe -Top 10 Countries for barcode usage Here is list with top 10 countries for using QR Codes:

1. United States
2. Italy
3. Germany
4. Hong Kong
5. France
6. Canada
7. United Kingdom
8. Netherlands
9. Thailand
10. South Korea

There was significant growth in mobile QR code usage from 3Q2010 to 4Q2010 across many countries. For the first time, the US was the largest country in terms of absolute numbers of scans. It’s important to note that, while smartphone penetration is about 30% in the US, it’s population size makes this large relative to other countries.

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  • Sudha

    Should there be Japan in the list ?

    • Anonymous

      Japan is the #1 country when it comes to scanning and adopting QR codes

  • Charles_boisseau

    Source? Why not Japan?  Charles Boisseau,

  • cindy

    yeah,QR Code is a matrix code (or two-dimensional bar code) created by Japanese corporation Denso-Wave in 1994. The “QR” is derived from “Quick Response”, as the creator intended the code to allow its contents to be decoded at high speed.

  • leona

    and this is the data of the qr code usage in japan

    • 90% under 20 were using them.
    • 84% were using them from magazines – women using them for mail order
    • 74% for access URLs
    • 27% (high I thought) for ecommerce purchase from magazines

  • Harris Webb

    No China? My many Chinese friend also use QR Code.