Internet Pornography Statistics

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By Jerry Ropelato
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Worldwide Pornography Revenues and 2005/2006 U.S. Pornography Revenue Stats
Pornography revenues are not necessarily ranked according to population. China topped the list in 2006 with more than $27 billion in pornography revenues. However, South Korea, only the 26th most populous nation on earth according to the U.S. Census Bureau, is next in line with more than $25 billion in pornography revenues.

The internet is not the most popular form of pornography in the United States. Video sales and rentals accounted for $3.62 billion in revenue in 2006 while internet pornography raked in $2.84 billion. Magazines were the least popular.

2006 Worldwide Pornography Revenues


Country Revenue
(Billions)
Per Capita Notes
China $27.40 $27.41 1
South Korea $25.73 $526.76  
Japan $19.98 $156.75  
US $13.33 $44.67  
Australia $2.00 $98.70  
UK $1.97 $31.84  
Italy $1.40 $24.08  
Canada $1.00 $30.21  
Philippines $1.00 $11.18  
Taiwan $1.00 $43.41 1
Germany $.64 $7.77 1
Finland $.60 $114.70 1
Czech Republic $.46 $44.94 1
Russia $.25 $1.76 1
Netherlands $.20 $12.13  
Brazil $.10 $53.17 1
Other 212 Unavailable   2
  $97.06 Billion    
Notes 1=Incomplete, 2=Unavailable data

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The pornography industry is larger than the revenues of the top technology companies combined: Microsoft, Google, Amazon, eBay, Yahoo!, Apple, Netflix and EarthLink.
 
 

 

2006 and 2005 Pornography United States Industry Revenue Statistics

  2006
(Billions)
2005
(Billions)
Video Sales & Rentals $3.62 $4.28
Internet $2.84 $2.50
Cable / PPV / In-Room / Mobile / Phone Sex $2.00 $2.00
Exotic Dance Clubs $2.19 $1.34
Novelties $1.73 $1.50
Magazines $.95 $1.00
  $13.33 $12.62

US porn revenue exceeds the combined revenues of ABC, CBS, and NBC.

 

 
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