Charts & Graphs Archive

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Dec 2011 | Issue 985
U.S. Payment Cards Market Shares
Spending at merchants for credit cards and debit cards is shown from 2000-2015. Also shown are outstandings, cards, transactions, and the number of cardholders.

Nov 2011 | Issue 983
Purchase Volume Worldwide
Figures reflect activity in Asia/Pacific, Canada, Europe, Latin America, Middle East/Africa, and in the United States. Market share is shown for 2005 and 2015.

Oct 2011 | Issue 981
Shipment of Payment Cards Worldwide
Figures are for high-security-type payment cards — those carrying the American Express, China UnionPay, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, and Visa brands. Manufacturers include Gemalto, Giesecke & Devrient, Oberthur, CPI, Perfect Plastic, Versatile Card Tech., Toppan, IntelCav, AbaciCard, and Morpho.

Sep 2011 | Issue 979
Purchase Transactions in Asia/Pacific
Figures are for Visa, China UnionPay, MasterCard, American Express, JCB, and Diners Club. Also included are total spending at merchants and cards issued for each brand.

Aug 2011 | Issue 977
U.S. Visa and MasterCard Credit Card Issuers at Midyear
The 100 largest issuers are ranked by spending at merchants as well as by total spending including cash advances. Figures include outstandings for the 10 largest issuers. Chase, Bank of America, Citibank, Capital One, Wells Fargo, U.S. Bank, HSBC, USAA, Barclays, and Target. 

Jul 2011 | Issue 975
Middle East/Africa Purchase Volume in 2010
Visa brand cards held better than 60% of the market followed by MasterCard with a market share greater than 34%. American Express and Diners Club are also shown.

Jun 2011 | Issue 973
U.S. Commercial Bank Cards
The 50 largest U.S. commercial credit and debit card issuers are ranked by product — purchasing, fleet, corporate, small business credit, small business debit, and prepaid. Issuers include Chase, Bank of America, U.S. Bank, Citibank, Wells Fargo, Capital One, Comerica, and PNC.

May 2011 | Issue 971
Purchase Volume in Latin America
American Express, Diners Club, MasterCard, and Visa credit, debit and prepaid cards totaling 524.1 million are presented. Figures include spending at merchants and transactions.

Apr 2011 | Issue 969
Top U.S. Debit Card Issuers
The 50 largest issuers of debit cards in the U.S. are ranked by spending at merchants. Figures show Signature and PIN separately. Also shown are the number of prepaid cards issued. Issuers include Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Chase, U.S. Bank, PNC, Region, Citibank, and SunTrust.

Mar 2011 | Issue 967
Purchase Transactions Worldwide
Figures include purchases at merchants and transactions for Visa, MasterCard, American Express, China UnionPay, JCB, and Diners Club. Credit, debit and prepaid are shown separately.

Feb 2011 | Issue 965
Spending at U.S. Merchants
Visa and MasterCard credit and debit, American Express credit, and Discover credit card purchase volume at merchants for 2010. Includes market share by brand and product.

Jan 2011 | Issue 963
Discover U.S. Results
Chart shows credit card outstandings and spending at merchants tied to Discover cards issued in the U.S. Figures cover 2000-2010 and include business tied to third-party issuers.