Non-cash Transactions Globally & Regionally

Global non-cash transaction volumes grew 11.2% during 2014–2015 to reach more than 433 billion, the highest growth of the past decade, and slightly above last year’s prediction of 426.3 billion. Two regions fueled this increase: Emerging Asia with a growth rate of 43.4% and CEMEA (Central Europe, Middle East, and Africa), with 16.4% growth. Overall developing markets grew by 21.6%, while mature markets witnessed 6.8% from 2014-15.

Non-cash Transactions Globally & Regionally

Transactions Volume: Top 10 Markets

China climbed to third place among top-10 markets for non-cash transaction volumes with more than 38 billion transactions, surpassing 2014’s No. 3 market Brazil, which fell to fourth place with 29 billion transactions

Transactions Volume: Top 10 Markets

Transactions per Inhabitant

The United States held on to the No. 1 spot globally in terms of per-capita non-cash transactions in 2015, with 421 transactions per inhabitant; up 4.7%. South Korea climbed to the second position, recording 11.5% growth to surpass Finland and the Netherlands.

Transactions per Inhabitant