Mobile payments: leading sectors in the UK in 2017

In the United Kingdom (UK), 58 percent of mobile payments were made in the food and grocery sector by credit card users. According to data from 2017, food retail was followed by leisure, e.g. bars and restaurants which came in second place with 18 percent of mobile payments made in this sector.

Leading sectors for mobile payments in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2017*

Share of sectors
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Release date

July 2019


United Kingdom

Survey time period

January 1, 2017 to June 30, 2017

Supplementary notes

* The source does not provide a date of release for this study. Date of release is therefore given as date of access. The source adds the following information: "Analysis of UK contactless card transactions across all sectors between 01/01/2017 and 30/06/2017."

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