Credit card penetration in 161 countries worldwide 2011, 2014, 2017, 2021

Share of individuals who own a credit card in 161 different countries and territories worldwide up until 2021

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Release date

June 2022



Survey time period

August to November 2021

Number of respondents

approx. 1,000 per country

Age group

15 years and older

Special properties

The figures shown are from a global survey held every 3 years, of have all editions and its questions have been gathered and put together by Statista. The data for 2021 is the most recent available, and was released in June 2022; Entire civilian, noninstitutionalized population

Method of interview

Face-to-face interviews, telephone interviews

Supplementary notes

This question was phrased by the source as follows: "A credit card is a card that allows you to BORROW money in order to make payments or buy things, and you can pay the balance off later. Do you, personally, have a credit card?"

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