Use of payment cards in Norway 2018, by function

In total, there were about 2.5 billion payment card transactions made in Norway in 2018. Among them, the majority were made with cards with a debit function, amounting to around 2.2 billion. Credit cards was the second most common type of payment cards, but was far as common as debit cards, by only 264.3 million transactions.

Number of payment card transactions in Norway in 2018, by function

Number of transactions in millions
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Release date

May 2019



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Special properties

incl. use of Norwegian cards in Norway and abroad

Supplementary notes

* Payment cards issued by international card companies.

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