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Number of payment cards in circulation worldwide 2017-2021, with a forecast for 2026

Number of credit, debit and prepaid cards in circulation worldwide from 2017 to 2021, with forecasts for 2023, 2025, and 2026

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Release date

October 2021



Survey time period

October 2021

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The figures have been taken from several publications, see the "Details" tab for more information

Supplementary notes

The 2018 figure and 2023 forecast were made in 2019, whereas the 2019 figure and 2025 forecast were made in 2020. The 2021 number and 2026 forecast were released in 2021.

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