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The Journal – 2012 European Growth Statistics

Day 1,850, 08:01 Published in Ireland Ireland by MR. HANK SCORPIO

The Journal – 2012 European Growth Statistics
This is the first article in a four part series recording the active growth statistics of 2012 from around the World. I would appreciate as many votes and shouts as you can spare, remaining very grateful for any subscribers. Thank you!

In this article I will be observing the growth rate of active citizens across eEurope*. Data collection was carried out by recording the number of votes in each nation’s Presidential elections throughout the year. If you would like a copy of the spread sheet I used containing this data feel free to PM me. Before I begin I would just like to highlight a worrying fact that there is a large portion of European players leaving eRepublik. Only 4 of the 28 countries surveyed in this article began December 2012 with more active citizens than in January 2012. As you will see the rest experienced losses with some as high as 40%.

Author's Analysis.
As expected mid-summer saw eRepubliks biggest loss of active citizens. Slightly over 25% of Europeans ceased to play this game between May and August. We can pin this on the season, with longer days and warmer weather staying inside becomes less appealing. Still despite the return of growth in early autumn the game has not recovered to early 2012 levels recording a 20% drop between January and December.

Below are the growth rates of each European nation. I have divided them into groups based on their initial size to make the graphs more readable. The groups are the top 10, 11th – 20th and 21st – 28th.

Fig 1. Most populated countries

Fig 2. 11th - 20th

Fig 3. 21st - 28th

Points of note.
• Albania, Belarus, Spain and Ukraine are the only European nations to record positive annual growth
• Finland recorded the biggest percentage loss departing with over 50% of their population (Fig 2.)
• Serbia recorded the highest number of lost citizens amounting to 1573 (Fig 1.)

Annual Percentage Change.

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I hoped you enjoyed this article. In the next issue I will be looking at the Americas! Hopefully we can find better news across the Atlantic!
Please subscribe, vote & shout this article.

Fionn Mc Cool

*Excluding Austria, Cyprus, Denmark, Norway, Moldova and Switzerland.


Dr. Pierre Chang
Dr. Pierre Chang Day 1,850, 08:07

Excellent as always Fionn, keep up the good work 😃

Dalavera Day 1,850, 08:21

Albania, Belarus, Spain and Turkey are the only European nations to record a positive annual growth figure...

There's an Ukranian flag at the fourth.

MR. HANK SCORPIO Day 1,850, 08:23

Thanks, it was a typo.

MR. PADRAIG PEARSE Day 1,850, 09:02

Strong vote buying

New Faustian Man
New Faustian Man Day 1,850, 09:21

Interesting stuff, Fionn. Voted and subbed.

Lord Marlock
Lord Marlock Day 1,850, 09:39

v & s - great stuff, keep it up!

Sean ODoyle
Sean ODoyle Day 1,850, 09:55

This is just what I wanted to see - you should be a media mogul.

armbeno Day 1,850, 10:32

Sweden will rise again!

Good article. Vote + Sub. I look forward to the next three articles.

Stakerauo Day 1,850, 10:35

Why is Norway excluded? Could we get an article with our numbers as well if it's not too late to ask?

MR. HANK SCORPIO Day 1,850, 10:40

The PTO manipulates their figures.

Stakerauo Day 1,850, 10:46

Ah, of course!

Soulcraft Day 1,850, 11:31

thanks v!

MR. HANK SCORPIO Day 1,850, 11:36

Does anyone have any idea when the admins ran facebook advertising? During May?

Sean MacDiarmata
Sean MacDiarmata Day 1,850, 11:53

Quality as always man, very informative. Tbh id have though our citizen numbers would have gone up due to the amount coming here.

Liam Tatlock
Liam Tatlock Day 1,850, 12:20

Nice. I'd be interested to see population changes in times of wipes, particularly longer term ones.

MR. HANK SCORPIO Day 1,850, 12:43

Liam look at both France & Italy who both spent spells wiped during 2012.

mostates Day 1,850, 12:45

I think it will be wise to keep 'adult citizen' thing into account. And we can't deny the fact that even these figures include multies so number of actual players is even lower.

MR. HANK SCORPIO Day 1,850, 12:49

I agree but as that feature was only implemented last month we wont be able to see any drop related to it.
Maybe 2013 😃

barbuRO Day 1,850, 13:07


Minino. Day 1,850, 13:36

Nice article

Spud of Doom
Spud of Doom Day 1,850, 14:11

Very good stats, especially the +/- column chart. Subbed.

Juanek Day 1,850, 14:42

Good article

Kvantum2011 Day 1,850, 14:43

"Points of note.
• Albania, Belarus, Spain and the Ukraine..."

Ukraine without 'the' !!!

moomoohead Day 1,850, 15:56

Would love to see how advertising expensices relate to new player growth, is it a direct corelation or a deminitioning return. Great article, looking forward to your next three.

AppleMan Day 1,850, 18:40

Would love to see how advertising expenses relate to new player growth

Releasethe Krakken
Releasethe Krakken Day 1,850, 20:33

perhaps ppl just dont vote anymore because they only have PTO like choices like in ireland mirek and psycho both being croatian?

EtzeL the Hun
EtzeL the Hun Day 1,851, 08:43

vote+sub good job

send please : (

Ian E CoIeman
Ian E CoIeman Day 1,851, 18:37

I don't think you understand what a pto is rtk...

Out of curiosity where are you from?

Stev4o Day 1,852, 02:15

MACEDONIA have active baby boom right now so the percentage should GROWTH!

Felllix Day 1,852, 02:17


Lonqu Day 1,854, 07:18


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