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PayPal: mobile share of payment volume 2014-2018

This statistic presents the mobile share of PayPal's total payment volume from the third quarter 2014 to the fourth quarter 2018. In the last reported period, mobile accounted for 41 percent of TPV. In 2018, PayPal’s second quarter mobile payment volume amounted to 57 billion U.S. dollars, an increase compared to 750 million U.S. dollars in all of 2010.

Mobile payments – further information

During a U.S. consumer survey in January 2017, it was found that 64 percent of adults in the United States had heard of and performed a mobile payment and 49 percent paid some bills via mobile. The ease of adding debit or credit cards to mobile wallets in order to make on-the-go payments has captured the attention of mobile consumers, although mobile payment usage rates are still low for day to day transactions. Consumer interest in mobile payment usage incentives in the United States also varies by generation – Millennials are especially keen on receiving rewards or discounts for using mobile payment apps. Almost half of the total survey respondents were also interested in using mobile payments in order to avoid paying overdraft or check cashing fees.

Mobile payment usage growth is closely linked to an increasing smartphone penetration – a fifth of respondents during a U.S. mobile payment user survey stated that they had started using mobile payments after acquiring a smartphone. Only 18 percent of smartphone users and 11 percent of tablet users in the United States accessed mobile payment apps on a weekly or even daily basis.

Worldwide mobile payment revenue in 2015 was 450 billion U.S. dollars and is expected to surpass one trillion U.S. dollars in 2019.

Mobile share of PayPal's total payment volume from 3rd quarter 2014 to 4th quarter 2018

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Release date

January 2019



Survey time period

Q3 2014 to Q4 2018

Supplementary notes

Figures regarding Q4 2017 were calculated by Statista on the basis of figures provided by PayPal.
PayPal's processed mobile payment volume as of Q4 2017: 48 billion U.S. dollars.
PayPal's total processed payment volume as of Q4 2017: 131 billion U.S. dollars.
PayPal's total processed payment volume as of Q1 2018: billion 132 U.S. dollars.

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