Charts & Graphs Archive

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Sep 2016
Payment Cards Worldwide Market Share in 2015
At year-end 2015 there were 18.08 billion payment cards in circulation worldwide —  global brand and domestic-only general purpose and private label. That figure will grow to 22.90 billion by the end of 2020.

Aug 2016
Commercial vs. Consumer Cards Share of U.S. Purchase Volume
Cards issued in the U.S. generated $4.786 trillion in purchase volume in 2015. The chart shows spending by commercial vs. consumer products by card brand.

Aug 2016
Top Manufacturers of Payment Cards Worldwide
Manufacturers of payment cards used by consumers and employees worldwide shipped 6.21 billion units in 2015, up 7.8%. Of that amount, Visa and Mastercard cards totaled 4.20 billion, up 7.4%.

Jul 2016
Asia-Pacific Purchase Volume 2015 vs. 2014
Spending for goods and services tied to payment cards issued in the Asia-Pacific region are identified by network brands - Visa, UnionPay, MasterCard, JCB, American Express, and Diners Club.

Jun 2016
Europe Purchase Volume 2015 vs. 2014
Credit, debit, and prepaid card spending by cards issued in Europe with Visa, MasterCard, Amex, and Diners Club brands generated purchase volume of $2.964 trillion in 2015.

May 2016
Europe´s Top Acquirers
The 40 largest acquirers of card transactions from merchants in Europe are ranked on pages 10 and 11. Collectively, they handled 49.66 billion card transactions from 8.7 million merchant outlets in 2015.

Apr 2016
Purchase Transactions on Global Cards in 2015
Visa, MasterCard, UnionPay, American Express, JCB, and Diners Club/Discover are the global card brands. Payments made to merchants worldwide totaled 227.08 billion in 2015.

Mar 2016
Top Acquirers in the U.S. 2015
The largest acquirers of payment card transactions from merchants in the U.S. are ranked based on the number they handled in calendar year 2015.

Feb 2016
Top Issuers of U.S. General Purpose Credit Cards 2015
The 10 largest U.S. credit card issuers are ranked by outstanding receivables as of December 31, 2015.

Jan 2016
Purchase Transactions Projected Worldwide - 2014 vs. 2024
Purchase transactions - those for payments of goods and services - generated by general purpose payment cards are projected to reach 515.42 billion by 2024.