Credit card usage in Sweden 2010-2020

The use of credit cards in Sweden did not change during the period from 2012 to 2014, according bi-yearly surveys, but increased significantly in 2020 when the share reached 51 percent. Credit card usage increased from 27 percent in 2010 to 29 percent in 2012, and to 31 percent in 2014. The user share of credit cards then stayed at 31 percent until 2018. the total value of credit card payments reached 302 billion Swedish kronor in 2020.

Debit card payments

      What seemed to be a rather more common payment method in Sweden during that period were payments via debit card, which stayed at a usage share of 93 percent since 2014, but declined slightly down to 92 percent in 2020. Since 2009, the number of payments made with debit cards increased annually. In 2009, around 1.3 billion debit card payments were made, and in 2019 the number had increased to nearly 3.1 billion.

Mobile payment: Swish

   The Swedish mobile payment service Swish was launched in 2012 and has become more and more popular. As of July 2020, the payment app had over 7.8 million customers, most of them private accounts. The average value per Swish transaction during that period was 513 Swedish kronor.

Usage of credit cards in Sweden in selected years from 2010 to 2020

Exclusive Premium statistic

You need a Single Account for unlimited access.

  • Full access to 1m statistics

  • Incl. source references

  • Available to download in PNG, PDF, XLS format

Single Account

$39 $59 per month *
in the first 12 months
33% discount until March 31st
*Duration: 12 months, billed annually, single license

Access to this and all other statistics on 80,000 topics from

$468 / Year
$708 / Year

Show detailed source information?
Register for free
Already a member?
Log in
Source

Release date

November 2020

Region

Sweden

Survey time period

2010 to 2020

Number of respondents

2,013 respondents

Age group

16-84 years

Method of interview

Telephone interviews and online survey

Supplementary notes

Original survey question: "Which of the following payment methods have you used (for private use) in the past month?"

The figures have been taken from several publications.

Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $468 / Year
Basic Account
Get to know the platform

You only have access to basic statistics.
This statistic is not included in your account.

Single Account
The ideal entry-level account for individual users
  • Instant access to 1m statistics
  • Download in XLS, PDF & PNG format
  • Detailed references
$59 $39 / Month *
in the first 12 months
Corporate Account
Full access

Corporate solution including all features.

* Prices do not include sales tax.

Statistics on "Debit and credit cards in Scandinavia "

Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $468 / Year
Learn more about how Statista can support your business.