Retail sales share in the United Kingdom (UK) 2009-2018, by transaction type

This statistic shows a distribution of retail sales value in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2009 to 2018, broken down by transaction type. Over this period, the share of retails sales accounted for by debit card transactions has increased, from 44.5 percent in 2009 to 56.8 percent in 2018.

Distribution of retail sales value in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2009 to 2018, by transaction type

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Release date

September 2019


United Kingdom

Survey time period

2009 to 2018

Special properties

BRC members*

Method of interview


Supplementary notes

*Data for the years 2009 to 2016 has been taken from previous annual payment surveys by the source.

The source circulated a questionnaire to all its members and responses were received from members who have a total annual sales turnover of circa £175 billion, accounting for nearly 50 percent of total UK retail sales (2016: approx. 351 billion). Most of these retails sales arose from around 20,000 shops of all types, in addition to those made via the internet, mobile or mail order channels.
Numbers have been rounded to one decimal point.

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