Mike Moore's speeches
Renato Ruggiero's speeches,
People from all over the world from 141 countries according to the
statisticsdo not simply visit the WTO Web Site. They make good use of it. In October
1998, some 20 million pages of text (31,836 megabytes) were downloaded from the Web Site.
Statistics for the
past three years show a continuous rise in the number of WTO Web Site users and downloads,
which are significantly higher that most Geneva-based organizations. The high level of
downloads is a good measure of the usefulness of content.
highlights from the October 1998 Internet statistics (information based on statistics for requests
and downloads. Each request or "hit" occurs when a user selects a
subject or pages within the subject. Downloadable files range from services schedules to
electronic versions of Trading
Into the Future, to working documents within the DDF):
- Dispute-settlement reports represent 26% of
all materials downloaded.
- The DDF (downloadable document files) represents 20%
of all requests or "hits" on the site.
- The DDF
section represents 16% of all downloads from the site. It's estimated that users
downloaded about 3,000 copies of the electronic version of Trading Into the Future
- Users accessed
the site from 141 countries, including 21 African countries. The highest concentrations of
users were from the United States (about 15%), Canada (4.2%), France (3.1%), Finland
(2.8%), Germany (2.4%) and Japan (2.4%).
- 12% of users
were from private companies, 7% from universities and 3% from NGOs.