Number of cards with a payment function in Europe 2018

This statistic presents the amount of issued payment cards in Europe as of 2018, broken down by country. The highest volume of card issuing was recorded in the United Kingdom, where over approximately 162.5 million payment cards were issued in 2018.

Total number of payment cards* in selected European countries as of 2018

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Source

Release date

November 2019

Region

Europe

Survey time period

2018

Supplementary notes

* Except cards with an e-money function only.
Figures were rounded.
Data prior to 2014 was collected from previous reports.
cards issued by resident PSPs.

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