Annual credit card and debit cards issued in the U.S. 2012-2021

Total number of credit cards and debit cards in circulation in the United States from 2012 to 2021

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Release date

February 2024


United States

Survey time period

2012 to 2021

Special properties

No numbers were provided from before 2012; Figures were released in early 2024, and have a significant publication delay due to domestic data collection and reporting. The U.S. has the largest reporting delay of all countries considered.

Supplementary notes

Figures refer to "cards with a credit function" and "cards with a debit function." However, due to the overlap with figures specifically covering "credit cards" and "debit cards" from the European Central Bank, it is assumed the two terms are used interchangeably. Do note that numbers can differ between the years as domestic definitions and recording methods changed.

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