Share of in-store payments made using cash in Sweden 2010-2018

This statistic illustrates the use of cash as a purchase method in stores in Sweden from 2010 to 2018. Respondents to a survey conducted were asked if they had used cash for their last in-store purchase. It can be seen that the percentage of respondents that used cash in-store decreased during this time period from 39 percent in 2010 to 13 percent as of 2018.

Share of purchases made in-store using cash in Sweden from 2010 to 2018*

Share of respondents
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Release date

May 2018



Survey time period

March 2018

Number of respondents

2,000 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Face-to-face interview

Supplementary notes

* For 2018 the question refers to purchases in a shop. Previous years the question referred to the most recent payment made.
** Mobile payment app.
*** Includes payments using other mobile payment apps, invoice and other.

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