FEATURED CHART: Issue 1140 | Oct 2018
The Nilson Report
October 21, 2018
Payment cards in circulation worldwide
As of December 31, 2017, there were 20.48 billion credit, debit, and prepaid cards in circulation worldwide, including global general purpose, domestic-only general purpose, and private label.
Top Manufacturers of Payment Cards Worldwide
Manufacturers of payment cards shipped 6.49 billion payment cards in 2017, up 0.9% over 2016. The top suppliers—Gemalto, Idemia, G+D Mobile Security, Perfect Plastic, Goldpac, and CPI—are shown here.
POS Terminal Shipments Worldwide 2017 (Mil.)
Manufacturers of point-of-sale terminals shipped 68.8 million devices worldwide last year, up 25.2% from 2016.