Digital Payments

United States

(Core country: data based on in-depth analysis)

Highlights
Market definition
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  • Total transaction value in the Digital Payments segment amounts to US$961,465m in 2019.
  • Total transaction value is expected to show an annual growth rate (CAGR 2019-2023) of 8.6% resulting in the total amount of US$1,338,778m by 2023.
  • The market's largest segment is Digital Commerce with a total transaction value of US$874,424m in 2019.
  • From a global comparison perspective it is shown that the highest cumulated transaction value is reached in China (US$1,570,194m in 2019).
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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 2019

Digital Payments report 2019

Statista Digital Market Outlook
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Transaction Value (2019)
+9.5% yoy
US$961,465m
Users (2019)
+4.3% yoy
270.1m

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 amounts to US$961,465m in 2019. Reading Support The Mobile POS Payments segment is expected to show a transaction value growth of 10.1% in 2020.

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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 37.8m by 2023. Reading Support User penetration in the Digital Payments segment is at 82.1% in 2019.

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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 the recent years the legacy structures suddenly became a burden. The "Western" markets are now much slower to adopt new payment solutions than growing economies like China, India or Eastern Europe. The large share of population in the developing economies of Asia, Africa and Latin America have also been underbanked until the rise of mobile payment and wallet innovations that rely completely 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 amounts to US$2,999.4 in 2019.

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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 total transaction value of US$1,570,194m in 2019, the highest value worldwide is reached in China.

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Key Market Indicators

The following Key Market Indicators give an overview of the demographic, economic and technological development of the selected region on the basis of general KPIs. The calculation of Statista’s Market Outlook is based on a complex market-driver logic including over 400 region-specific data sets.

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Population in m
Number of individuals (all ages) living in the selected region, the data reflect the United Nations' medium variant of World Population Prospects | Source: Statista, based on UN DESA
0-14 years in m
Number of individuals (age 0-14) living in the selected region, the data reflect the United Nations' medium variant of World Population Prospects | Source: Statista, based on UN DESA
15-24 years in m
Number of individuals (age 15-24) living in the selected region, the data reflect the United Nations' medium variant of World Population Prospects | Source: Statista, based on UN DESA
25-34 years in m
Number of individuals (age 25-34) living in the selected region, the data reflect the United Nations' medium variant of World Population Prospects | Source: Statista, based on UN DESA
35-44 years in m
Number of individuals (age 35-44) living in the selected region, the data reflect the United Nations' medium variant of World Population Prospects | Source: Statista, based on UN DESA
45-54 years in m
Number of individuals (age 45-54) living in the selected region, the data reflect the United Nations' medium variant of World Population Prospects | Source: Statista, based on UN DESA
55+ years in m
Number of individuals (age 55 and older) living in the selected region, the data reflect the United Nations' medium variant of World Population Prospects | Source: Statista, based on UN DESA
Consumer spending (current) 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
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Broadband subscriptions per 100 capita
Number of-fixed broadband subscriptions per 100 inhabitants | Source: Statista, based on World Bank
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
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
Average per capita sales of Desktop-PCs in units | Source: Statista Consumer Market Outlook
Per-capita revenue desktop PCs in US$
Average revenue of Desktop-PCs per capita | Source: Statista Consumer Market Outlook
Per-capita volume mobile phones in units
Average per capita sales of mobile phones in units | Source: Statista Consumer Market Outlook
Per-capita revenue mobile phones in US$
Average revenue of mobile phones per capita | Source: Statista Consumer Market Outlook
Households in m
Total number of households in the selected region | Source: Statista
GDP (current) in US$
Gross domestic product (in current prices, constant exchange rate) of the selected region per capita | Source: Statista, based on IMF WEOD
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
Source: Statista, June 2019
Source: Statista, June 2019, based on IMF, World Bank, UN and Eurostat

Methodology

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

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