27 12/2018

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SIA: at Christmas +26% purchases with cards, +33% in traditional stores

SIA: A NATALE +26% PAGAMENTI CON CARTE +33% NEI NEGOZI TRADIZIONALI Download (PDF 599.07 KB)
SIA: AT CHRISTMAS +26% PURCHASES WITH CARDS, +33% IN TRADITIONAL STORES Download (PDF 604.5 KB)

In the week from 18th to 24th December, 92 million transactions using debit, credit and
prepaid cards of which 77 million were physical payments and
15 million were made online

278 million card payments from the start of December:
+30% in traditional channels and +8% in e-commerce compared to last year




Milan, 27th December 2018 – There were 92 million payments using debit, credit and prepaid cards, issued in Italy and processed by SIA, during the week up to Christmas (from Tuesday 18th to Monday 24th December 2018), compared to the 65 million in the same period last year (+26%); of these approximately 77 million related to traditional stores, representing almost 84% of the total, up 32.8% over 2017, while the volume of online purchases has not changed (15 million payments).

In the period from 1st to 24th December 2017, SIA processed overall 278 million transactions with cards, up almost 25% compared to the 223 million in the same period of 2017. In particular, around 20% of the total of payments with card related to purchases on e-commerce sites adding up to a total of 55 million transactions (+7.8% over the same period in 2017). The increase of payments in traditional stores was more significant (+29.7%).

It should be noted that the peak in card payments was recorded on Saturday 22nd December with 15.6 million transactions, of which 13.6 million were made in physical stores and around 2 million online.

SIA manages around half of all payments made with debit, credit and prepaid cards in Italy.

 
 

DIGITAL PAYMENTS 18th-24th DECEMBER

million transactions

Physical payments

E-commerce

TOTAL

E-commerce vs TOTAL

CHRISTMAS WEEK 2018

77

15

92

16,3%

CHRISTMAS WEEK 2017

58

15

73

20,5%

Difference

+32,8%

0,0%

+26%

DIGITAL PAYMENTS 1st-24th DECEMBER

million transactions

Physical payments

E-commerce

TOTAL

E-commerce vs TOTAL

MONTH 2018

223

55

278

19,8%

MONTH 2017

172

51

223

22,9%

Difference

+29,7%

+7,8%

+24,7%

Media Contacts:

Filippo Fantasia

Head of Media Coordination
Phone +39 02.6084.2833
Mobile +39 335.1202713
Email: filippo.fantasia@sia.eu

Valentina Piana

Media Coordination
Phone +39 02.6084.2334
Mobile +39 342.0467761
Email: valentina.piana@sia.eu