Due to the strong international interest in our study on OpenOffice’s market share in Germany, we’ve compiled some numbers on international OpenOffice installations back in 2010.
It is interesting to see that the adoption of OpenOffice shows huge differences in the analysed countries.
The following table shows the percentage of analysed visitors which had installed a certain Office suite on their computer on February 2010:
|Country||OpenOffice||MS Office||Apple iWork||WordPerfect|
|Poland||22 %||68 %||0.3 %||1.4 %|
|Czech Republic||22 %||76 %||0.1 %||1.3 %|
|Germany||21 %||72 %||1.4 %||2.7 %|
|France||19 %||76 %||2.9 %||0.5 %|
|Italy||18 %||81 %||1.5 %||0.9 %|
|Spain||15 %||80 %||1.9 %||1.5 %|
|Norway||18 %||71 %||2.0 %||0.5 %|
|Denmark||14 %||79 %||2.5 %||1.1 %|
|Belgium||14 %||85 %||1.9 %||1.1 %|
|Sweden||13 %||68 %||1.8 %||0.2 %|
|Austria||12 %||85 %||1.8 %||2.2 %|
|Luxembourg||12 %||81 %||3.7 %||0.7 %|
|Switzerland||11 %||85 %||3.4 %||1.2 %|
|Canada||11 %||79 %||3.4 %||4.0 %|
|Hungary||11 %||77 %||0.7 %||1.4 %|
|Australia||10 %||78 %||3.6 %||0.9 %|
|United States||9 %||75 %||3.3 %||3.7 %|
|United Kingdom||9 %||80 %||2.6 %||0.7 %|
|Netherlands||8 %||88 %||1.7 %||0.9 %|
|Brazil||8 %||85 %||0.7 %||2.0 %|
|Romania||8 %||67 %||0.3 %||0.5 %|
|Ukraine||7 %||80 %||0.4 %||1.5 %|
|Bulgaria||7 %||77 %||0.2 %||2.2 %|
|Russian Federation||6 %||76 %||0.2 %||1.3 %|
|Turkey||5 %||82 %||0.1 %||0.8 %|
|India||5 %||88 %||0.3 %||4.1 %|
|China||0.2 %||68 %||0.1 %||0.2 %|
SoftMaker Office and KOffice (Version 1.6) have market shares below 0.3% in all of the countries. The share of OpenOffice includes StarOffice, IBM Lotus Symphony and other smaller OpenOffice derivatives.
About half the OpenOffice users run it in addition to an installed MS Office. This may be due to expired Office 2007 test versions that are often pre-installed on newer windows computers. Other explanations are that these users are just testing one of the office suites or are in the transition process.
We argue that the numbers reflect a realistic picture as the results correlate with certain parameters:
- Many of the leading countries have switched to OpenOffice (or the ODF file format) in their public administration, education system or in several municipal governments. (Examples from Denmark, Germany, Spain, full list at Openoffice.org)
- Most of the countries that show a big market share of OpenOffice also have a strong adoption of „alternative“ Browsers, like Firefox. Poland and Germany for example both have about 50% Firefox users.
- The strong adoption of OpenOffice in Germany can be a result that it originated from StarOffice, developed in Germany. Canada shows the strongest WordPerfect market share (4%), which perfectly reflects the fact that it is developed by the Canadian software company Corel.