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About four month ago, I blogged about Wikipedia pages vs. Wikidata items using images. In that post, I predicted that Wikidata would pass German Wikipedia in about four months’ time, so about the end of this month. Using the same metrics, it turns out that it’s a close run:

Site 2014-11 2015-03 Difference Per day
enwiki 1,726,772
enwiki (Commons only) 1,257,691
dewiki 709,736 729,577 19,841 182
wikidata 604,925 720,360 115,435 1,059
frwiki 602,664 623,400 20,736 190
ruwiki 491,916 509,436 17,520 161
itwiki 451,499 462,879 11,380 104
eswiki 414,308 425,399 11,091 102
jawiki 278,359 284,607 6,248 57

So, images in Wikidata items “grow” at about 1,000 per day, or ~900 faster than German Wikipedia. The difference has shrunk to ~9,000 pages/items. As there are 10 days to go for my prediction, it looks like I’m spot on…

Now, assuming a similar rate for enwiki, Wikidata should pass the Commons usage on en.wp in about two years.