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Gabija Fatenaite

Mar 06, 2020 3 min read

Our sixth and final part of the The Rising Demand for Data: Oxylabs’ 2020 Trend Report is here! Read on to find out how Oxylabs’ proxy use grew in different regions in 2019! You can read part 5 “Real-Time Crawler” here.

If you can spare just a few seconds, here’s the summary in just two sentences:

Comparing the growth in data center traffic in Asia and North America, the latter grew by a sharp 35.96%. Meanwhile, we recorded a steady 20% increase from clients located in Asia.

However, we recommend giving the full report an in-depth look. Our full 2020 trend report can be acquired by putting in your email below and downloading the file provided.

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Emerging markets of Asia and Northern America: web scraping activity rises

The year 2020 will be challenging for the global consumer markets, according to the “Industries in 2020” report by the Economist. In volume terms, growth will slow to 2.2%, compared with 2.5% in 2019. That said, the volume growth is anticipated to be led by Asia, and Oxylabs Data Analysis Department’s research indicates growth in web scraping operations for this particular region.

Asia

A conducted research by the Data Analysis Department revealed that Oxylabs’ clientele located in Asia is steadily growing their web scraping operations via both residential and data center proxies’ overall usage.

On the subject of data center proxies’ traffic, Oxylabs’ clients located in Asia are recording on average 12.5% growth from late September, as the in-depth analysis revealed.


Large growth in traffic in late 2019
Data center proxies’ traffic growth in Asia, 2019. Source: Oxylabs Data Analysis Department

When it comes to the residential proxies’ traffic for web scraping operations, clients located in Asia are recording a steady 20% per month growth since the beginning of August 2019.

Oxylabs' residential proxies experienced large growth in use in late 2019
Residential proxies’ traffic growth in Asia, 2019. Source: Oxylabs Data Analysis Department

North America

A conducted analysis by the Data Analysis Department revealed that Oxylabs’ North America customer base recorded a sharp 35.96% growth in data center proxy traffic, compared to August when traffic was well established.


Oxylabs proxies experienced growth in mid 2019 in the North America region.
Data center proxies’ traffic growth in North America, 2019. Source: Oxylabs Data Analysis Department

With that said, while Oxylabs’ North America clients have indicated positive growth in data center proxy traffic in early 2019, the growth significantly slowed down later on in the year. Presently, a slight traffic increase has been observed since the beginning of November 2019, yet the Data Analysis Department is not forecasting any significant growth soon.

It is worth mentioning that in the case of both Asia and North America, the significant growth in data center proxies’ usage for the web scraping tasks began in the August-October period. This indicates early preparations in external intelligence gathering and the placement focus in these regions for the year 2020 by Oxylabs’ clients.

Well, that’s all folks! If you have any questions about the trend report or proxies in engeral, do not hesitate to contact us at [email protected].

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About Gabija Fatenaite

Gabija Fatenaite is a Content Manager at Oxylabs. Having grown up on video games and the internet, she grew to find the tech side of things more and more interesting over the years. So if you ever find yourself wanting to learn more about proxies (or video games), feel free to contact her - she’ll be more than happy to answer you.

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