Popularity of Basketball Around the World

Basketball is a very popular sport played all around the world, though it is more popular in certain countries particularly the US where it was invented. Here we use online search traffic for the term 'Basketball' to analyze which countries it is more popular. See also the lists of popular sports in many countries.

Basketball is most popular, based on online searches for that term, in the USA. By the large list below it is clear how well the sport of basketball has spread from where it was invented to around the world.

ranking Country Regional Popularity *
1 United States 100
2 Philippines 71
3 Australia 42
4 Canada 41
5 Iraq 32
6 Mongolia 29
7 Lebanon 26
8 Lithuania 23
9 Macedonia 22
10 New Zealand 20
11 Puerto Rico 20
12 Afghanistan 19
13 Greece 16
14 Bosnia and Herzegovina 16
15 Jamaica 16
16 Singapore 15
17 Fiji 15
18 Germany 15
19 Ghana 15
20 Estonia 14
21 Ireland 13
22 Zimbabwe 13
23 Uganda 13
24 Cameroon 13
25 Dominican Republic 13
26 Slovenia 12
27 Botswana 12
28 Georgia 12
29 Croatia 12
30 Trinidad and Tobago 12
31 Ethiopia 11
32 Nepal 11
33 Uruguay 11
34 Latvia 10
35 Hong Kong 10
36 United Kingdom 10
37 Nigeria 10
38 Tanzania 10
39 Kenya 10
40 Senegal 9
41 Albania 9
42 United Arab Emirates 8
43 Costa Rica 8
44 Honduras 8
45 Malaysia 8
46 Cote d'Ivoire 8
47 Myanmar 7
48 Sri Lanka 7
49 Austria 7
50 Nicaragua 7
51 Mauritius 7
52 Panama 7
53 Israel 6
54 Indonesia 6
55 Switzerland 6
56 South Korea 6
57 Denmark 6
58 Kuwait 6
59 El Salvador 6
60 Jordan 6
61 Norway 6
62 Bulgaria 6
63 Guatemala 6
64 Ecuador 5
65 Mexico 5
66 India 5
67 Chile 5
68 Czech Republic 5
69 Netherlands 5
70 Thailand 5
71 Belgium 4
72 Morocco 4
73 South Africa 4
74 Tunisia 4
75 Moldova 4
76 Syria 4
77 Slovakia 4
78 Bangladesh 4
79 Hungary 4
80 Oman 4
81 Portugal 4
82 Azerbaijan 4
83 Iran 4
84 Paraguay 3
85 Pakistan 3
86 Venezuela 3
87 Bolivia 3
88 Colombia 3
89 Peru 3
90 Sweden 3
91 France 3
92 Spain 3
93 Poland 3
94 Finland 3
95 Taiwan 3
96 Algeria 3
97 Romania 3
98 Turkey 3
99 Saudi Arabia 3
100 Egypt 2
101 Palestinian Territory 2
102 Argentina 2
103 Italy 2
104 Belarus 2
105 Russian Federation 2
106 Viet Nam 2
107 Ukraine 1
108 Japan 1
109 China 1
110 Brazil 1

* Regional Popularity is a relative term (proportional to the most popular term and related to the popularity of other terms in each region), and does not represent an actual number of searches.

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