Euro area: average value of transactions at POS 2016, by payment method

This statistic shows the results of a survey conducted to establish the average value of transactions at the point of sale (POS) in Euro area countries in 2016. As can be seen, in all Euro area countries cash was used for smaller valued transactions. Other payment instruments including checks, direct debits and credit transfers in Ireland amounted to an average transaction value at the point of sale (POS) of 390 euros in 2016.

Average value of transactions at the point of sale (POS) in Euro Area countries in 2016, by country

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Release date

November 2017


United Kingdom

Survey time period

October 2015 to July 2016**

Number of respondents


Age group

14 years and older

Special properties

sample of the population of each country from Kantar Public's internet panels, based on three demographic characteristics: gender, age and region of residence. Purposive sampling was used.

Method of interview

Face-to-face interview

Supplementary notes

This statistic has been created using three separate graphs.
* The regular sample excluded Germany and the Netherlands. For these countries, data from the central banks were used.

** The source states that "over two-thirds of interviews were carried out in October, November [2015] and February [2016], which are considered to be fairly average months with respect to POS payments made by consumers."

*** A total of 65,281 respondents participated in the diary survey. The total sample for the euro area – including data from Germany and the Netherlands – is of 92,080 respondents.
**** The “other” category includes instruments such as checks, direct debits and credit transfers.

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