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Proximity mobile payment penetration rate in 23 countries worldwide in 2019 and 2021

Share of smartphone users who use proximity mobile payments in 23 different countries worldwide in 2019 and 2021

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Release date

August 2021



Survey time period

September 2019 and July 2021

Age group

14 years and older

Special properties

Mobile phone users, who made at least one proximity mobile payment transaction in the past 6 months. Excludes transactions with a tablet. The source does not mention wearables whatsoever

Method of interview


Supplementary notes

The source does not specifically define the apps used for proximity mobile payments, although it does refer to the following applications: Apple Pay, Starbucks, Google Pay and Samsung Pay. The likes of Chase Pay, Fitbit Pay, Microsoft Pay and Cash App were not mentioned.

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