Monthly Archives: April 2009

Tipo de cambio peso dolar

El tipo de cambio del peso mexicano con respecto al dólar americano se devaluó de manera significativa a partir de agosto del 2008. El gráfico abajo del tipo de cambio para los últimos diez años muestra claramente la caída del peso.

Gráfico del tipo de cambio del Dólar Americano al Peso Mexicano - Desde abr 6, 1999 a dic 31, 2008

Pulsen en el gráfico para explorar otros datos sobre el tipo de cambio del peso con respecto a otras monedas, incluyendo el Euro.

Mobile Phone Penetration in Brazil

The cell phone penetration rate in Brazil as of 2007 was 63.6%, according to the Brazilian National Telecommunications Agency. With a population of almost 200 million people, Brazil is one of the World’s largest markets for mobile phone manufacturers. The chart below shows mobile phone penetration in Brazil from 2002 thru 2007.

Mobile phone penetration in Brazil 2002-2007

Source: National Telecommunications Agency of Brazil

See also: Mobile phone penetration in China and in India

Mobile Phone Penetration in India

According to the Department of Telecommunications of India, there were 346.9 million wireless telephones in India as of December 2008. Using a total population of 1,147,995,904 (July 2008 estimate), the penetration rate of cell phones was 30.2%. For comparison purposes, the penetration rate as of December 2007 was only 20.7%. In other words, the number of mobile phones in India increased by 113 million in 12 months, an astounding 48.5% growth rate.

You may also want to compare India’s mobile phone penetration to China’s mobile phone penetration.

Mobile Phone Adoption in China

Cell phone penetration in China as of 2006 was only 35.3 handsets per 100 people. Considering that the population of China is over 1.3 billion, we can estimate that there are at least 463 million mobile handsets in operation. More interestingly, given that mobile phone penetration rates in more advanced countries are over 75%, as China continues to develop the market for cell phones will more than double in size.

The chart below shows mobile phone adoption in China from 2002-2006.

Mobile phone adoption in China 2002-2006

Source: National Bureau of Statistics of China

Energy Consumption in China

The National Bureau of Statistics of China reports energy consumption in metric tons of Standard Coal Equivalent. The graph below shows that total energy consumption in China grew from 571 million tons of SCE in 1978 to 2462 million tons of SCE in 2006. Note that one SCE equals 29.31 Giga Joules (low heat).

Energy consumption in China 1978-2006

Source: National Bureau of Statistics of China

You may also want to see our China section for more facts and statistics.