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SIA: in the first half of 2018 +26% online purchases with cards, +10% in traditional stores

SIA: in the first half of 2018 +26% online purchases with cards, +10% in traditional stores Download (PDF 148.11 KB)
Over 1.6 billion transactions made using debit, credit and prepaid cards 
(+13.3% compared to the same period in 2017),
300 million of which in e-commerce, equal to 18.3% of the total
 

Milan, 18 July 2018 – In the first half of 2018 there were 1.6 billion payments made using debit, credit and prepaid cards issued in Italy and managed by SIA, compared to the 1.4 billion in the same period last year (+13.3%); of these 301 million related to online purchases, equal to more than 18% of the total, up around 25.9% over 2017 when they were 239 million.
In traditional stores, payments with cards rose by 10.8% thus reaching this year 1.3 billion compared to 1.2 billion in 2017.
 
SIA manages around half of all payments made with debit, credit and prepaid cards in Italy.

 
DIGITAL PAYMENTS 1 JANUARY – 30 JUNE

million transactions Physical payments E-commerce TOTAL E-commerce vs Total
 1st HALF 2018 1,345 301 1,646 18.3%
 1ST HALF 2017 1,214 239 1,453 16.4%
 Difference 10.8% 25.9% 13.3%  

Media Contacts:

Filippo Fantasia

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