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Major e-wallet used in Greater Bay Area, China and Hong Kong 2019

According to the survey among respondents from the Greater Bay Area of China, about 96 percent of the mainland respondents who used digital payments in the past 12 months said that they used Alipay and WeChat Pay, while Alipay was chosen by 77 percent and WeChat Pay by 53 percent of the respondents from Hong Kong. Only 12 percent of the surveyed mainland consumers used Paypal.

Most used digital payment smartphone applications among respondents from nine mainland cities in Greater Bay Area of China compared to Hong Kong in the past 12 months as of October 2019

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Release date

October 2019


China, Hong Kong

Survey time period

October 2019

Number of respondents

more than 1,500 respondents

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among people who used mobile payment tools in the past 12 months from ten cities in the Greater Bay Area

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

The Greater Bay Area is Chinese's government's scheme linking the cities of Hong Kong, Macau, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Zhuhai, Foshan, Zhongshan, Dongguan, Huizhou, Jiangmen, and Zhaoqing into an integrated economic and business hub.

In this survey, the Greater Bay Area figures include Hong Kong and the nine mainland China cities listed above. Data for Macau consumers is not available.
The respondents were almost evenly split between Hong Kong and those across the nine mainland cities of the Greater Bay Area.

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