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  • Total transaction value in the Digital Payments segment is projected to reach US$2,875,745m in 2020.
  • Total transaction value is expected to show an annual growth rate (CAGR 2020-2024) of 11.3% resulting in a projected total amount of US$4,411,722m by 2024.
  • The market's largest segment is Digital Commerce with a projected total transaction value of US$1,618,444m in 2020.
  • From a global comparison perspective it is shown that the highest cumulated transaction value is reached in China (US$2,309,049m in 2020).
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The Digital Payments market segment is led by consumer transactions and includes payments for products and services which are made over the Internet as well as mobile payments at point-of-sale (POS) via smartphone applications . The following are not included in this segment: transactions between businesses (Business-to-Business payments), bank transfers initiated online (that are not in connection with products and services purchased online), and payment transactions at the point-of-sale where mobile card readers (terminals) are used.
in-scope
  • Online processed payment transactions
  • Mobile POS payments processed via smart devices at point-of-sale
  • Digital consumer commerce transactions (e.g. credit card, online payment providers etc.)
out-of-scope
  • mPOS solutions (dongle payments) for card payments or mobile card readers
  • Business-to-Business payments
  • Electronic banking (eBanking)
  • Provision fees from payment providers
Digital Payments report 2020

Digital Payments report 2020

Statista Digital Market Outlook
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Transaction Value (2020)
+29.6% yoy
US$2,875,745m
Users (2020)
+10.9% yoy
2,135.0m

Transaction Value Transaction Value Growth

in the Digital Payments market in million US$ in percent

Reading Support Total Transaction Value in the Digital Payments segment is projected to US$2,875,745m in 2020. Reading Support The Mobile POS Payments segment is expected to show a transaction value growth of 15.4% in 2021.

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Transaction Value:

The ""Transaction Value"" box shows the forecasted value of transactions in the selected market (market segment, region) for each year. The figures do not refer to the actual revenue that is generated by the processing companies.


Transaction Value Growth:

The ""Transaction Value Growth"" box shows the year-over-year development of the transaction value in the selected market (market segment, region) in percentage terms.

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Users Penetration Rate

in the Digital Payments market in millions in percent

Reading Support In the Mobile POS Payments segment, the number of users is expected to amount to 1,297.2m by 2024. Reading Support User penetration in the Digital Payments segment will be at 23.1% in 2020.

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User:

The “User” box shows the number of active paying customers (or accounts) of the selected market (market segment, region) in millions for each year.


Penetration Rate:

The “Penetration Rate” box shows the share of active paying customers (or accounts) from the total population of the selected market (market segment, region) for each year.

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Analyst Opinion

Developed economies have implemented a cashless payment infrastructure based primarily on credit cards several decades ago, but in recent years, the legacy structures have suddenly become a burden. The "Western" markets are now much slower to adopt new payment solutions than growing economies like China, India, or Eastern Europe. A large share of the population in the developing economies of Asia, Africa, and Latin America has also been underbanked until the rise of mobile payment and wallet innovations that completely rely on accessible mobile technology.

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av. Transaction Value per User

in the Digital Payments market in US$

Reading Support The average transaction value per user in the Mobile POS Payments segment is projected to amount to US$1,237.6 in 2020.

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Average Transaction Value per User:

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Global Comparison - Transaction Value

in the Digital Payments market in million US$

Reading Support With a projected total transaction value of US$2,309,049m in 2020, the highest value worldwide is reached in China.

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Key Market Indicators

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Population in m
Number of individuals (all ages) living in the selected region, the data is based on the United Nations' medium variant of World Population Prospects as well as similar projections by national statistical offices | Source: Statista, based on UN DESA and national statistical offices
0-14 years in m
Number of individuals (age 0-14) living in the selected region, the data is based on the United Nations' medium variant of World Population Prospects as well as similar projections by national statistical offices | Source: Statista, based on UN DESA and national statistical offices
15-24 years in m
Number of individuals (age 15-24) living in the selected region, the data is based on the United Nations' medium variant of World Population Prospects as well as similar projections by national statistical offices | Source: Statista, based on UN DESA and national statistical offices
25-34 years in m
Number of individuals (age 25-34) living in the selected region, the data is based on the United Nations' medium variant of World Population Prospects as well as similar projections by national statistical offices | Source: Statista, based on UN DESA and national statistical offices
35-44 years in m
Number of individuals (age 35-44) living in the selected region, the data is based on the United Nations' medium variant of World Population Prospects as well as similar projections by national statistical offices | Source: Statista, based on UN DESA and national statistical offices
45-54 years in m
Number of individuals (age 45-54) living in the selected region, the data is based on the United Nations' medium variant of World Population Prospects as well as similar projections by national statistical offices | Source: Statista, based on UN DESA and national statistical offices
55+ years in m
Number of individuals (age 55 and older) living in the selected region, the data is based on the United Nations' medium variant of World Population Prospects as well as similar projections by national statistical offices | Source: Statista, based on UN DESA and national statistical offices
Consumer spending, per capita (current prices) in US$
Average consumer spending per capita of private households in the selected region (in current prices, constant exchange rate) | Source: Statista, based on IMF, UN, World Bank, Eurostat and national statistical offices
Foodstuffs, beverages in US$
Consumer spending per capita for food and non-alcoholic beverages (according to the Classification of Individual Consumption Purposes, COICOP) in the selected region (in current prices, constant exchange rate). The COICOP definition varies from the market definitions employed in the Consumer Market Outlook. It covers all private household spendings meant for consumption at home. In contrast, the Food market in the Consumer Market Outlook covers only certain segments of processed food and excludes for example fresh food, oils and fats and some other items. The markets for Alcoholic, Non-Alcoholic and Hot Drinks in turn not only include sales for at-home consumption (off-trade) but also sales to the on-trade sector (restaurants, bars, cafés). | Source: Statista, based on IMF, UN, World Bank, Eurostat and national statistical offices
Alcohol, tobacco in US$
Consumer spending per capita for alcoholic beverages, tobacco and narcotics (according to the Classification of Individual Consumption Purposes, COICOP) in the selected region (in current prices, constant exchange rate). The COICOP definition varies from the market definitions employed in the Consumer Market Outlook. It covers all private household spendings meant for consumption at home. The market for Alcoholic, Non-Alcoholic and Hot Drinks not only include sales for at-home consumption (off-trade) but also sales to the on-trade sector (restaurants, bars, cafés). | Source: Statista, based on IMF, UN, World Bank, Eurostat and national statistical offices
Clothing, footwear in US$
Consumer spending per capita for clothing and footwear (according to the Classification of Individual Consumption Purposes, COICOP) in the selected region (in current prices, constant exchange rate). Included are both consumption of goods as well as services (cleaning and cobblers). | Source: Statista, based on IMF, UN, World Bank, Eurostat and national statistical offices
Housing in US$
Consumer spending per capita for housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels (according to the Classification of Individual Consumption Purposes, COICOP) in the selected region (in current prices, constant exchange rate) | Source: Statista, based on IMF, UN, World Bank, Eurostat and national statistical offices
Household in US$
Consumer spending per capita for furnishings, household equipment and routine maintenance of the house (according to the Classification of Individual Consumption Purposes, COICOP) in the selected region (in current prices, constant exchange rate) | Source: Statista, based on IMF, UN, World Bank, Eurostat and national statistical offices
Health in US$
Consumer spending per capita for health (according to the Classification of Individual Consumption Purposes, COICOP) in the selected region (in current prices, constant exchange rate) | Source: Statista, based on IMF, UN, World Bank, Eurostat and national statistical offices
Transport in US$
Consumer spending per capita for transport (according to the Classification of Individual Consumption Purposes, COICOP) in the selected region (in current prices, constant exchange rate). This group inlcudes the purchase of vehicles, maintenenace of vehicles as well as transportation services. | Source: Statista, based on IMF, UN, World Bank, Eurostat and national statistical offices
Communication in US$
Consumer spending per capita for communication (according to the Classification of Individual Consumption Purposes, COICOP) in the selected region (in current prices, constant exchange rate) | Source: Statista, based on IMF, UN, World Bank, Eurostat and national statistical offices
Recreation, culture in US$
Consumer spending per capita for recreation and culture (according to the Classification of Individual Consumption Purposes, COICOP) in the selected region (in current prices, constant exchange rate) | Source: Statista, based on IMF, UN, World Bank, Eurostat and national statistical offices
Education in US$
Consumer spending per capita for education (according to the Classification of Individual Consumption Purposes, COICOP) in the selected region (in current prices, constant exchange rate) | Source: Statista, based on IMF, UN, World Bank, Eurostat and national statistical offices
Restaurants, hotels in US$
Consumer spending per capita for restaurants and hotels (according to the Classification of Individual Consumption Purposes, COICOP) in the selected region (in current prices, constant exchange rate) | Source: Statista, based on IMF, UN, World Bank, Eurostat and national statistical offices
Other in US$
Consumer spending per capita for miscellaneous goods and services (according to the Classification of Individual Consumption Purposes, COICOP) in the selected region (in current prices, constant exchange rate). These include personal care products and services, personal items like watches and jewellery as well as all other products and services not mentioned elsewhere. | Source: Statista, based on IMF, UN, World Bank, Eurostat and national statistical offices
Telecommunication
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Broadband subscriptions per 100 capita in #
The indicator shows the number of-fixed broadband subscriptions per 100 inhabitants in the selected region. | Source: Statista, based on ITU
Smartphone penetration in %
Estimated share of the total population using a smartphone | Source: Statista
Internet users in m
Number of people in the selected region using the internet | Source: Statista, based on ITU and national statistical offices
Smartphone users in m
Estimated number of persons using a smartphone in the selected region | Source: Statista
Hardware market
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Per-capita volume laptops in units
Average per capita sales of laptops and tablets in units | Source: Statista Consumer Market Outlook
Per-capita revenue laptops in US$
Average revenue of laptops and tablets per capita | Source: Statista Consumer Market Outlook
Per-capita volume desktop PCs in units
The indicator shows the estimated average per capita sales of Desktop-PCs in units. | Source: Statista Consumer Market Outlook
Per-capita revenue desktop PCs in US$
The indicator shows the estimated average revenue of Desktop-PCs per capita. | Source: Statista Consumer Market Outlook
Per-capita volume mobile phones in units
The indicator shows the estimated average per capita sales of mobile phones in units. | Source: Statista Consumer Market Outlook
Per-capita revenue mobile phones in US$
The indicator shows the estimated average revenue of mobile phones per capita. | Source: Statista Consumer Market Outlook
Finance
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Banking penetration in %
Population share using a bank account | Source: Statista, based on World Bank
Credit card penetration in %
Percentage of the total population who own at least one credit card | Source: Statista, based on World Bank
Debit card penetration in %
Percentage of the total population who own at least one debit card | Source: Statista, based on World Bank
Online banking penetration in %
Estimated population share that uses the internet for accessing banking services | Source: Statista, based on World Bank and Eurostat
Households in m
The indicator shows the total number of private households in the selected region. Households denote residential communties of people living and keeping house together. Business facilities as well as institutional housholds (like unversity dormitories or retire homes) are not counted as households. | Source: Statista, based on national and international statistical offices
GDP, per capita (current prices) in US$
Gross domestic product (in current prices, constant exchange rate) of the selected region per capita | Source: Statista, based on IMF, World Bank, European Commission, OECD, ADB
Internet penetration in %
Estimated share of the total population in the selected region using the internet | Source: Statista, based on ITU and national statistical offices
Total investment (% of GDP) in %
Total investment or gross capital formation refers to the total value of the gross fixed capital formation and changes in inventories and acquisitions less disposals of valuables for a unit or sector. | Source: Statista, based on IMF WEOD
Source: Statista, September 2020
Source: Statista, September 2020, based on IMF, World Bank, UN and Eurostat

Methodology

The Digital Payments data is based on Statista’s primary research (the Statista Global Consumer Survey), bottom-up modeling, market data from independent databases and third-party sources, the analysis of various key market and macroeconomic indicators, historical developments, current trends, the reported performance indicators of the key market players, and Statista interviews with market experts.

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