npm Registry Crosses One Billion Average Daily Downloads

npm, Inc. Bolsters Momentum with New Customer Wins and Portfolio Expansion

OAKLAND, Calif.--()--npm, Inc., which runs the world’s largest software registry and maintains the `npm` software development tool, today announced that the npm Registry has achieved one billion average daily downloads and more than 100 billion downloads in the last 12 months—a 43 percent increase over the prior year.

The size of the npm community has grown to over 785,000 packages of reusable, modular code shared by over 10 million developers worldwide. Each week, developers publish over 90,000 new versions of software to the npm Registry, and in a recent npm, Inc. survey of more than 16,000 worldwide developers, 95 percent of respondents report they intend to use JavaScript as much or more over the next 12 months.

“JavaScript is how the world writes software, and npm is how developers write JavaScript,” said npm, Inc. co-founder Isaac Z. Schlueter. “Our community’s sustained growth attests to the revolution underway in how everyone—from individual developers to the world’s largest enterprises—develops code.”

npm, Inc. has averaged 100 percent quarter-on-quarter revenue growth for the past four years, adding more than 185 net new customers per month for its suite of productivity and security tools. Recent customer wins include Applied Materials, Discovery Inc., Earnest, Elsevier, HomeAway, Onist, Otto Group, Prudential Insurance UK, TIBCO and one of the world’s largest global media organizations.

In the last six months, npm, Inc. has also significantly expanded its product portfolio capabilities:

  • Acquired ^Lift Security and the Node Security Platform to advance npm’s initiatives to improve the security of open source software, and to develop products that help companies develop JavaScript securely.
  • Partnered with Google Cloud to announce a new generation of enterprise-facing workflow and security tools that automatically scale to support the development requirements of global teams.
  • Released version 6 of the npm developer tool with 17x faster performance and new automatic warnings if a developer attempts to use open source code with known security issues.
  • Introduced `npm audit`, a suite of npm commands that analyze complex, interdependent code to pinpoint security vulnerabilities and repair them automatically. Since June 1, developers have performed more than 50 million code scans, with more than 51 percent of scans surfacing a vulnerability.
  • Introduced `npm ci`, a development workflow for enterprises with continuous integration/continuous deployment processes.

npm, Inc. offers tools for projects and teams of every size, including npm Orgs, npm Security advisories and npm Enterprise. To learn more visit:

About npm, Inc.

npm, Inc., founded in Oakland, California, in 2014 by Isaac Z. Schlueter and Laurie Voss, maintains the npm package manager for JavaScript and hosts the world’s largest software registry. Created in 2009 as an open-source package manager for Node.js, npm has been embraced by millions of developers worldwide for client- and server-side applications as diverse as IoT, mobile development, financial services and aerospace. More than 150,000 companies, including BBC, Coinbase, eBay, Electronic Arts, Nvidia and Slack, rely on npm’s products and services to reduce developer friction and build amazing things.


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Release Summary

npm Registry achieves key milestone, surpassing one billion average daily downloads.


FOLIO Communications Group, LLC
Cybele Diamandopoulos, 512-535-4422