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Credit card and debit card transaction value in the U.S. 2012-2018

The market size for credit cards in the United States was nearly one trillion U.S. dollars higher than that of debit cards in 2018. That year, the total value of credit card transactions amounted to 3.9 trillion U.S. dollars, as opposed to three trillion U.S. dollars for debit cards. Additionally, both card types witnessed an increase in recent years, indicating cashless payments have become more popular in North America.

Value of credit and debit card transactions in the United States in 2012 to 2018

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Release date

October 2020


United States

Survey time period

2012 to 2018

Special properties

Payments at terminals inside the country

Supplementary notes

Payment statistics for the United States have a delay due to a change in their tracking methodology. The figures provided for 2018 were the most recent available as of October 2020.

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