28 12/2017 14:30

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Digital payments in Italy. SIA: at Christmas +25% online purchases with cards, +9% in traditional stores

SIA: at Christmas +25% online purchases with cards, +9% in traditional stores Download (PDF 583.27 KB)
Milan, 28 December 2017 – There were 73 million payments using debit, credit and prepaid cards, issued in Italy and processed by SIA, in Christmas week (from Monday 18 to Sunday 24 December 2017), compared to the 65 million in the same period last year (+12.3%); of these approximately 15 million related to online purchases, representing more than 20% of the total, up 25% over 2016. Meanwhile in traditional stores, payments rose by 9%.
 
In the period from 1 to 24 December 2017, SIA processed overall 223 million transactions with cards, up over 13% compared to the 197 million in the same period of 2016.
In particular, 23% of the total of payments with card related to purchases on e-commerce sites representing nearly 51 million transactions (+34% over the same period in 2016). In traditional stores, payments with cards rose by 8%.
 
SIA manages around half of all payments made with debit, credit and prepaid cards in Italy. 


DIGITAL PAYMENTS 18-24 December
  Physical payments E-commerce TOTAL E-commerce vs Total
million transactions        
WEEK 2017 58 15 73 20.5%
WEEK 2016 53 12 65 18.5%
Difference 9.4% 25% 12.3%  


DIGITAL PAYMENTS 1-24 December
  Physical payments E-commerce TOTAL E-commerce vs Total
million transactions        
MONTH 2017 172 51 223 23%
MONTH 2016 159 38 197 19.3%
Difference 8% 34% 13.1%  

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