Transportation IC card market size in Japan FY 2014-2021

The statistic illustrates the total number of transportation IC cards issued in Japan from 2014 to 2021. In 2021, the Japanese smart card market size for public transportation was forecasted to grow to approximately 220 million pieces in circulation, up from about 109 million issued IC cards in 2014.

Total number of transportation IC smart cards issued in Japan from fiscal year 2014 to 2021

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Release date

December 2017



Survey time period

fiscal years 2014 to 2016, the Japanese fiscal years runs from April 1 of the year stated to March 31 of the following year

Special properties

the market size is based on the total number of transportation IC cards issued

Supplementary notes

Research targets were transportation IC Card issuers, wicket machines providers, SIers, etc.
Transportation IC cards indicate those IC cards that can be used as tickets for public transportation systems such as trains and buses.

Values have been rounded.

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