International pizza growth

The most exciting growth in the pizza industry, during the past few years, has been in the international markets. But which markets hold the most promise for pizza entrepreneurs who would like to expand their business internationally?

One rough way to estimate a foreign market's interest in pizza is by analyzing the number of visits made to the worlds busiest pizza trade website. (PMQ.com)

Listed below are the numbers of visits made by foreign visitors to www.pmq.com, beginning January 1, 2003 and continuing through November of 2003.

RANK COUNTRY VISITS
1 ca (Canada) 6,378
2 au (Australia) 5,905
3 uk (United Kingdom) 3,694
4 sg (Singapore) 2,478
5 nl (Netherlands) 2,361
6 nz (New Zealand) 2,058
7 mx (Mexico) 1,217
8 sa (Saudi Arabia) 1,180
9 it (Italy) 889
10 ae (United Arab Emirates) 831
11 de (Germany) 810
12 fr (France) 688
13 jp (Japan) 658
14 il (Israel) 623
15 pl (Poland) 599
16 br (Brazil) 586
17 cn (China) 533
18 be (Belgium) 500
19 se (Sweden) 417
20 dk (Denmark) 380
21 my (Malaysia) 371
22 gr (Greece) 335
23 ch (Switzerland) 319
24 fi (Finland) 315
25 no (Norway) 310
26 hk (Hong Kong) 281
27 ro (Romania) 274
28 in (India) 261
29 es (Spain) 259
30 at (Austria) 259
31 za (South Africa) 257
32 ie (Ireland) 233
33 pe (Peru) 227
34 ru (Russian Federation) 222
35 ph (Philippines) 212
36 th (Thailand) 196
37 hu (Hungary) 195
38 ar (Argentina) 162
39 id (Indonesia) 154
40 tw (Taiwan) 145
41 hr (Croatia) 141
42 cz (Czech Republic) 133
43 tr (Turkey) 132
44 cl (Chile) 126
45 tt (Trinidad and Tobago) 123
46 pt (Portugal) 121
47 ve (Venezuela) 112
48 kr (South Korea) 91
49 gt (Guatemala) 83
50 co (Columbia) 77
51 ee (Estonia) 75
52 bz (Belize) 70
53 is (Iceland) 69
54 bh (Bahrain) 65
55 sc (Seychelles) 63
56 lt (Lithuania) 63
57 cy (Cyprus) 59
58 cr (Costa Rica) 52
59 do (Dominican Republic) 49
60 jo (Jordan) 49
61 aw (Aruba) 45
62 bm (Bermuda) 43
63 qa (Qatar) 39
64 lb (Lebanon) 39
65 yu (Yugoslavia) 37
66 sk (Slovak Republic) 37
67 mu (Mauritius) 31
68 mt (Malta) 29
69 uy (Uruguay) 26
70 cc (Cocos (Keeling) Islands) 26
71 lv (Latvia) 24
72 eg (Egypt) 23
73 int (International) 22
74 ky (Cayman Islands) 22
75 bg (Bulgaria) 21
76 ua (Ukraine) 21
77 bn (Brunei Darussalam) 20
78 si (Slovenia) 19
79 bw (Botswana) 17
80 pk (Pakistan) 17
81 bo (Bolivia) 16
82 lu (Luxembourg) 13
83 zw (Zimbabwe) 11
84 ma (Morocco) 11
85 np (Nepal) 9
86 pa (Panama) 8
87 vi (Virgin Islands (USA)) 8
88 tv (Tuvalu) 8
89 sy (Syria) 7
90 py (Paraguay) 7
91 lk (Sri Lanka) 6
92 tn (Tunisia) 6
93 jm (Jamaica) 6
94 fj (Fiji) 5
95 su (Former USSR) 5
96 by (Belarus) 5
97 ag (Antigua and Barbuda) 5
98 kw (Kuwait) 4
99 ni (Nicaragua) 4
100 kz (Kazakhstan) 4