10 Fastest-Growing Facebook Markets Add 14.7 Million New Users in August

The 10 countries adding the largest percentage of new users in August 2010 accounted for a little more than  half of Facebook’s total growth in August, sending 14.7 million new monthly active users to the network–which is almost double what the top 10 added in July.

The United States added nearly 5 million new monthly active users, a growth rate of 3.9%.  India saw the highest percentage growth (14.3%), followed by Brazil (13.4%) and Mexico (12.3%).

The highest penetration is in Canada, with 49.2%, followed by the United Kingdom, at 45.4%, and the United States, at 43.8%.

The data is excerpted from the Facebook Global Monitor, September 2010 edition, which is available with Inside Facebook Gold  membership.