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Kreditkarten in Schweiz
Zum Stand vom 31. Dezember 2018 sind 6.914.273 kreditkarten(AMEX, MC, Diners, Visa) in Schweiz registriert, eine Steigerung von 335.538 oder 5,10% im Vergleich zu 6.578.735 im Jahr 2017. Die Anzahl der Debit Karten(Maestro, Postcard) stieg um 135.734 oder 1,29% auf 10.641.767 im Jahr 2018, verglichen zu 10.506.033 im Jahr 2017.

Mit 30. April 2019 gibt es 7.088.553 Kreditkarteneigner in Schweiz, welche 44.591.000 Transaktionen über €4,048 Milliarden im Monat verbuchen.

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Monatliche Kreditkarten 2019 in Schweiz

Mit 31. Januar 2019 gibt es 6.992.513 Kreditkarteneigner in Schweiz, welche 40.383.000 Transaktionen über €3,711 Milliarden im Monat verbuchen.

Mit 28 Februar 2019 gibt es 7.020.088 Kreditkarteneigner in Schweiz, welche 37.164.000 Transaktionen über €3,370 Milliarden im Monat verbuchen.

Mit 31. März 2019 gibt es 7.043.892 Kreditkarteneigner in Schweiz, welche 40.427.000 Transaktionen über €3,656 Milliarden im Monat verbuchen.

Monatliche Kreditkarten 2018 in Schweiz

Mit 31. Januar 2018 gibt es 6.580.814 Kreditkarteneigner, welche 35.881.000 Transaktionen über €3,638 Milliarden im Monat verbuchen.

Mit 28 Februar 2018 gibt es 6.593.295 Kreditkarteneigner, welche 32.344.000 Transaktionen über €3,188 Milliarden im Monat verbuchen.

Mit 31. März 2018 gibt es 6.625.211 Kreditkarteneigner, welche 35.280.000 Transaktionen über €3,451 Milliarden im Monat verbuchen.

Mit 30. April 2018 gibt es 6.642.152 Kreditkarteneigner, welche 38.705.000 Transaktionen über €3,780 Milliarden im Monat verbuchen.

Mit 31. Mai 2018 gibt es 6.665.139 Kreditkarteneigner, welche 38.718.000 Transaktionen über €3,697 Milliarden im Monat verbuchen.

Mit 30. Juni 2018 gibt es 6.690.814 Kreditkarteneigner, welche 37.562.000 Transaktionen über €3,468 Milliarden im Monat verbuchen.

Mit 31. Juli 2018 gibt es 6.709.638 Kreditkarteneigner, welche 42.613.000 Transaktionen über €3,991 Milliarden im Monat verbuchen.

Mit 31. August 2018 gibt es 6.733.760 Kreditkarteneigner, welche 40.139.000 Transaktionen über €3,654 Milliarden im Monat verbuchen.

Mit 30. September 2018 gibt es 6.761.313 Kreditkarteneigner, welche 37.584.000 Transaktionen über €3,458 Milliarden im Monat verbuchen.

Mit 31. Oktober 2018 gibt es 6.817.231 Kreditkarteneigner, welche 44.225.000 Transaktionen über €4,062 Milliarden im Monat verbuchen.

Mit 30. November 2018 gibt es 6.935.555 Kreditkarteneigner, welche 41.023.000 Transaktionen über €3,711 Milliarden im Monat verbuchen.

Mit 31. Dezember 2018 gibt es 6.914.273 Kreditkarteneigner, welche 41.304.000 Transaktionen über €3,766 Milliarden im Monat verbuchen.

Gesamte Kartenzahlungen Transaktionsvolumens und Transaktionswert

Im Jahr 2018 waren es 465,38 Millionen(282,262 Millionen im Inland und 183,114 Millionen im Ausland) Kreditkarten zahlungen transaktionen in Schweiz, eine Steigerung von 64,68 Millionen oder 16,14% verglichen zu 400,70 Millionen im Jahr 2017.

Der Wert von allen Kreditkarten zahlungen im Jahr 2018 ist 43,86 Milliarden CHF(23,29 Milliarden CHF im Inland und 20,57 Milliarden CHF im Ausland), eine Steigerung von 3,53 Milliarden CHF oder 8,75% verglichen zu 40,33 Milliarden CHF im Jahr 2017.

Monatliche Kreditkarten 2017 in Schweiz

Mit 31. Januar 2017 gibt es 6.353.493 Kreditkarteneigner, welche 30.443.000 Transaktionen über €3,184 Milliarden im Monat verbuchen.

Mit 28 Februar 2017 gibt es 6.373.915 Kreditkarteneigner, welche 27.965.000 Transaktionen über €2,901 Milliarden im Monat verbuchen.

Mit 31. März 2017 gibt es 6.400.639 Kreditkarteneigner, welche 31.204.000 Transaktionen über €3,263 Milliarden im Monat verbuchen.

Mit 30. April 2017 gibt es 6.444.283 Kreditkarteneigner, welche 31.170.000 Transaktionen über €3,197 Milliarden im Monat verbuchen.

Mit 31. Mai 2017 gibt es 6.464.712 Kreditkarteneigner, welche 34.974.000 Transaktionen über €3,475 Milliarden im Monat verbuchen.

Mit 30. Juni 2017 gibt es 6.485.375 Kreditkarteneigner, welche 33.413.000 Transaktionen über €3,265 Milliarden im Monat verbuchen.

Mit 31. Juli 2017 gibt es 6.499.744 Kreditkarteneigner, welche 36.044.000 Transaktionen über €3,567 Milliarden im Monat verbuchen.

Mit 31. August 2017 gibt es 6.515.789 Kreditkarteneigner, welche 34.354.000 Transaktionen über €3,399 Milliarden im Monat verbuchen.

Mit 30. September 2017 gibt es 6.525.453 Kreditkarteneigner, welche 33.322.000 Transaktionen über €3,323 Milliarden im Monat verbuchen.

Mit 31. Oktober 2017 gibt es 6.541.696 Kreditkarteneigner, welche 36.943.000 Transaktionen über €3,677 Milliarden im Monat verbuchen.

Mit 30. November 2017 gibt es 6.565.736 Kreditkarteneigner, welche 35.544.000 Transaktionen über €3,499 Milliarden im Monat verbuchen.

Mit 31. Dezember 2017 gibt es 6.578.735 Kreditkarteneigner, welche 35.326.000 Transaktionen über €3,576 Milliarden im Monat verbuchen.

Kreditkarten in Schweiz 2016-2017

Zum Stand vom 31. Dezember 2017 sind 6.578.735 kreditkarten(AMEX, MC, Diners, Visa) in Schweiz registriert, eine Steigerung von 232.764 oder 3,67% im Vergleich zu 6.345.971 im Jahr 2016. Die Anzahl der Debit Karten(Maestro, Postcard) stieg um 18.034 oder 0,17% auf 10.506.033 im Jahr 2017, verglichen zu 10.487.999 im Jahr 2016.

Gesamte Kartenzahlungen Transaktionsvolumens und Transaktionswert
Im Jahr 2017 waren es 400,70 Millionen(241,494 Millionen im Inland und 159,204 Millionen im Ausland) Kreditkarten zahlungen transaktionen in Schweiz, eine Steigerung von 56,05 Millionen oder 16,26% verglichen zu 344,65 Millionen im Jahr 2016.

Der Wert von allen Kreditkarten zahlungen im Jahr 2017 ist 40,33 Milliarden CHF(21,44 Milliarden CHF im Inland und 18,89 Milliarden CHF im Ausland), eine Steigerung von 3,51 Milliarden CHF oder 9,53% verglichen zu 36,82 Milliarden CHF im Jahr 2016.


Kreditkarten in Schweiz 2015-2016

Zum Stand vom 31. Dezember 2016 sind 6.345.971 kreditkarten(AMEX, MC, Diners, Visa) in Schweiz registriert, eine Steigerung von 153.920 oder 2,49% im Vergleich zu 6.192.051 im Jahr 2015. Die Anzahl der Debit Karten(Maestro, Postcard) stieg um 426.136 oder 4,24% auf 10.487.999 im Jahr 2016, verglichen zu 10.061.863 im Jahr 2015.

Gesamte Kartenzahlungen Transaktionsvolumens und Transaktionswert
Im Jahr 2016 waren es 344,65 Millionen(204,344 Millionen im Inland und 140,306 Millionen im Ausland) Kreditkarten zahlungen transaktionen in Schweiz, eine Steigerung von 48,20 Millionen oder 16,26% verglichen zu 296,45 Millionen im Jahr 2015.
Der Wert von allen Kreditkarten zahlungen im Jahr 2016 ist 36,82 Milliarden CHF(19,59 Milliarden CHF im Inland und 17,24 Milliarden CHF im Ausland), eine Steigerung von 1,96 Milliarden CHF oder 5,62% verglichen zu 34,86 Milliarden CHF im Jahr 2015.


Kreditkarten in Schweiz 2014-2015

Zum Stand vom 31. Dezember 2015 sind 6.192.051 kreditkarten(AMEX, MC, Diners, Visa) in Schweiz registriert, eine Minderung von 183.991 oder 3,06% im Vergleich zu 6.008.060 im Jahr 2014. Die Anzahl der Debit Karten(Maestro, Postcard) stieg um 252.661 oder 2,58% auf 10.061.863 im Jahr 2015, verglichen zu 9.809.202 im Jahr 2014.

Gesamte Kartenzahlungen Transaktionsvolumens und Transaktionswert
Im Jahr 2015 waren es 296,45 Millionen(171,829 Millionen im Inland und 124,623 Millionen im Ausland) Kreditkarten zahlungen transaktionen in Schweiz, eine Steigerung von 26,74 Millionen oder 9,91% verglichen zu 269,71 Millionen im Jahr 2014.
Der Wert von allen Kreditkarten zahlungen im Jahr 2015 ist 34,86 Milliarden CHF(18,31 Milliarden CHF im Inland und 16,54 Milliarden CHF im Ausland), eine Steigerung von 0,35 Milliarden CHF oder 1,01% verglichen zu 34,51 Milliarden CHF im Jahr 2014.


Kreditkarten in Schweiz 2013-2014

Zum Stand vom 31. Dezember 2014 sind 6.008.060 kreditkarten(AMEX, MC, Diners, Visa) in Schweiz registriert, eine Minderung von 138.640 oder 2,26% im Vergleich zu 6.146.700 im Jahr 2013. Die Anzahl der Debit Karten(Maestro, Postcard) stieg um 700.202 oder 7,69% auf 9.809.202 im Jahr 2014, verglichen zu 9.109.000 im Jahr 2013. Zum Stand vom 28. Februar 2015 sind 6.014.334 kreditkarten und 9.945.188 Debit Karten in Schweiz registriert.

Gesamte Kartenzahlungen Transaktionsvolumens und Transaktionswert
Im Jahr 2014 waren es 269,71 Millionen(150,120 Millionen im Inland und 119,585 Millionen im Ausland) Kreditkarten zahlungen transaktionen in Schweiz, eine Steigerung von 29,48 Millionen oder 12,27% verglichen zu 240,23 Millionen im Jahr 2013.
Der Wert von allen Kreditkarten zahlungen im Jahr 2014 ist 34,51 Milliarden CHF(17,73 Milliarden CHF im Inland und 16,78 Milliarden CHF im Ausland), eine Steigerung von 1,81 Milliarden CHF oder 5,54% verglichen zu 32,70 Milliarden CHF im Jahr 2013.


Kreditkarten in Schweiz 2012-2013

Zum Stand vom 31. Dezember 2013 sind 6.146.700 kreditkarten(AMEX, MC, Diners, Visa) in Schweiz registriert, eine Steigerung von 366.900 oder 4,81% im Vergleich zu 5.766.100 im Jahr 2012. Die Anzahl der Debit Karten(Maestro, Postcard) stieg um 244.000 oder 2,75% auf 9.109.000 im Jahr 2013, verglichen zu 8.865.000 im Jahr 2012. Zum Stand vom 31. Januar 2014 sind 6.167.500 kreditkarten und 9.107.200 Debit Karten in Schweiz registriert.

Gesamte Kartenzahlungen Transaktionsvolumens und Transaktionswert
Im Jahr 2013 waren es 240,23 Millionen(130,883 Millionen im Inland und 109,346 Millionen im Ausland) Kreditkarten zahlungen transaktionen in Schweiz, eine Steigerung von 24,49 Millionen oder 11,35% verglichen zu 215,74 Millionen im Jahr 2012.
Der Wert von allen Kreditkarten zahlungen im Jahr 2013 ist 32,70 Milliarden CHF(16,85 Milliarden CHF im Inland und 15,85 Milliarden CHF im Ausland), eine Steigerung von 1,87 Milliarden CHF oder 6,07% verglichen zu 30,83 Milliarden CHF im Jahr 2012.


Kreditkarten in Schweiz 2011-2012

Zum Stand vom 31. Dezember 2012 sind 5.766.100 kreditkarten(AMEX, MC, Diners, Visa) in Schweiz registriert, eine Steigerung von 366.900 oder 4,81% im Vergleich zu 5.501.600 im Jahr 2011. Die Anzahl der Debit Karten(Maestro, Postcard) stieg um 306.300 oder 3,58% auf 8.865.000 im Jahr 2012, verglichen zu 8.558.700 im Jahr 2011. Zum Stand vom 31. Mai 2013 sind 5.937.200 kreditkarten und 8.954.200 Debit Karten in Schweiz registriert.

Gesamte Kartenzahlungen Transaktionsvolumens und Transaktionswert
Im Jahr 2012 waren es 215,74 Millionen(118,840 Millionen im Inland und 96,903 Millionen im Ausland) Kreditkarten zahlungen transaktionen in Schweiz, eine Steigerung von 25,43 Millionen oder 13,36% verglichen zu 190,31 Millionen im Jahr 2011.
Der Wert von allen Kreditkarten zahlungen im Jahr 2012 ist 30,83 Milliarden CHF(16,13 Milliarden CHF im Inland und 14,70 Milliarden CHF im Ausland), eine Steigerung von 1,63 Milliarden CHF oder 5,58% verglichen zu 29,20 Milliarden CHF im Jahr 2011.


Kreditkarten in Schweiz 2010-2011

Zum Stand vom 31. Dezember 2011 sind 5.501.600 kreditkarten(AMEX, MC, Diners, Visa) in Schweiz registriert, eine Steigerung von 264.500 oder 4,81% im Vergleich zu 5.134.700 im Jahr 2010. Die Anzahl der Debit Karten(Maestro, Postcard) stieg um 327.000 oder 3,97% auf 8.558.700 im Jahr 2012, verglichen zu 8.558.700 im Jahr 2011. Zum Stand vom 31. Juli 2012 sind 5.654.900 kreditkarten und 8.742.300 Debit Karten in Schweiz registriert

Gesamte Kartenzahlungen Transaktionsvolumens und Transaktionswert
Im Jahr 2011 waren es 190,31 Millionen(104,308 Millionen im Inland und 85,999 Millionen im Ausland) Kreditkarten zahlungen transaktionen in Schweiz, eine Steigerung von 22,29 Millionen oder 13,27% verglichen zu 168,02 Millionen im Jahr 2010.
Der Wert von allen Kreditkarten zahlungen im Jahr 2011 ist 29,20 Milliarden CHF(15,64 Milliarden CHF im Inland und 13,57 Milliarden CHF im Ausland), eine Steigerung von 0,83 Milliarden CHF oder 2,93% verglichen zu 28,37 Milliarden CHF im Jahr 2010.


Kreditkarten in Schweiz 2009-2010

Zum Stand vom 31. Dezember 2010 sind 5.134.700 kreditkarten(AMEX, MC, Diners, Visa) in Schweiz registriert, eine Steigerung von 332.900 oder 6,93% im Vergleich zu 4.801.800 im Jahr 2009. Die Anzahl der Debit Karten(Maestro, Postcard) stieg um 330.700 oder 4,19% auf 8.231.700 im Jahr 2010, verglichen zu 7.901.000 im Jahr 2009. Zum Stand vom 31. Juli 2011 sind 5.350.900 kreditkarten und 8.375.700 Debit Karten in Schweiz registriert.

Gesamte Kartenzahlungen Transaktionsvolumens und Transaktionswert
Im Jahr 2010 waren es 168,02 Millionen(96,128 Millionen im Inland und 71,890 Millionen im Ausland) Kreditkarten zahlungen transaktionen in Schweiz, eine Steigerung von 16,22 Millionen oder 10,69% verglichen zu 151,80 Millionen im Jahr 2009.
Der Wert von allen Kreditkarten zahlungen im Jahr 2010 ist 28,37 Milliarden CHF(15,44 Milliarden CHF im Inland und 12,94 Milliarden CHF im Ausland), eine Steigerung von 1,61 Milliarden CHF oder 6,02% verglichen zu 26,76 Milliarden CHF im Jahr 2009.


Kreditkarten in Schweiz 2008-2009

Zum Stand vom 31. Dezember 2009 sind 4.801.800 kreditkarten(AMEX, MC, Diners, Visa) in Schweiz registriert, eine Steigerung von 200.100 oder 5,43% im Vergleich zu 4.554.700 im Jahr 2008. Die Anzahl der Debit Karten(Maestro, Postcard) stieg um 294.300 oder 3,87% auf 7.901.000 im Jahr 2009, verglichen zu 7.606.700 im Jahr 2008. Zum Stand vom 31. Juli 2010 sind 4.960.400 kreditkarten und 8.036.400 Debit Karten in Schweiz registriert.

Gesamte Kartenzahlungen Transaktionsvolumens und Transaktionswert
Im Jahr 2009 waren es 151,80 Millionen(90,029 Millionen im Inland und 61,769 Millionen im Ausland) Kreditkarten zahlungen transaktionen in Schweiz, eine Steigerung von 10,27 Millionen oder 7,26% verglichen zu 141,53 Millionen im Jahr 2008.
Der Wert von allen Kreditkarten zahlungen im Jahr 2009 ist 26,76 Milliarden CHF(14,64 Milliarden CHF im Inland und 12,11 Milliarden CHF im Ausland), eine Minderung von 0,58 Milliarden CHF oder 2,12% verglichen zu 27,34 Milliarden CHF im Jahr 2008.


Kreditkarten in Schweiz 2007-2008

Im Jahr 2008 hat Schweiz eine Bevölkerungszahl von 7,7 Millionen mit einem Bruttoinlandsprodukt von 541,26 Milliarden CHF. Umgerechnet ist das 70.291 CHF Bruttoinlandsprodukt por person.

Zum Stand vom 31. Dezember 2008 sind 12.108.000 Zahlungskarten in Schweiz registriert(1,57 Karten pro Einwohner), eine Steigerung von 828.000 oder 7,34% im Vergleich zu 11.280.000 im Jahr 2007. Zum Stand vom 31. Dezember 2008 sind 4.501.000 kreditkarten in Schweiz registriert, eine Steigerung von 191.000 oder 4,43% im Vergleich zu 4.310.000 im Jahr 2007. Die Anzahl der Debit Karten stieg um 637.000 oder 9,14% auf 7.607.000 im Jahr 2008, verglichen zu 6.970.000 im Jahr 2007.

Gesamte Kartenzahlungen Transaktionsvolumens und Transaktionswert
Im Jahr 2008 waren es 483,84 Millionen Kartenzahlungen Transaktionen(62,83 Transaktionen pro Einwohner) in Schweiz, eine Steigerung von 45 Millionen oder 10,25% verglichen zu 438,84 Millionen im Jahr 2007. Von diesen Kartenzahlungen Transaktionen, 140,56 Millionen oder 29,05% wurden mit Kreditkaten, eine Steigerung von 10,8 Millionen oder 8,34% verglichen zu 129,76 Millionen im Jahr 2007. Die restlichen Kartenzahlungen Transaktionen(343,28 Millionen) wurden mit Debit Karten, eine Steigerung von 34,2 Millionen oder 11,07% verglichen zu 309,08 Millionen im Jahr 2007.

Der Wert von allen Kartenzahlungen im Jahr 2008 ist 80,53 Milliarden CHF(10.485,44 CHF pro Einwohner), eine Steigerung von 4,61 Milliarden CHF oder 6,07% verglichen zu 75,92 Milliarden CHF im Jahr 2007. Dies lässt sich auch umrechnen in 166,44 CHF pro Kartenbezahlung, eine Minderung von 173 CHF im Jahr 2007. Von diesen Kartenzahlungen Transaktionen, 27,19 Milliarden CHF oder 33,76% wurden mit Kreditkarten, eine Steigerung von 1,25 Milliarden CHF oder 4,82% verglichen zu 25,94 Milliarden CHF im Jahr 2007. Die restlichen Kartenzahlungen im Wert von 53,34 Milliarden CHF wurden mit Debit Karten, eine Steigerung von 3,36 Milliarden CHF oder 6,72% verglichen zu 49,98 Milliarden CHF im Jahr 2007.



Credit Cards in Switzerland 2017-2018

As at 31st December 2018, there are 6,914,273 credit cards(AMEX, MC, Diners, Visa) in Switzerland, an increase of 335,538 or 5.10% compares to 6,578,735 in 2017. Debit cards(Maestro, Postcard) increase by 135,734 or 1.29% to 10,641,767 in 2018, compares to 10,506,033 in 2017.

Total Card Payments in Volume and Value
In 2018, there are 465.38 millions of credit card payment transactions, an increase of 64.68 millions or 16.14% compares to 400.70 millions in 2017. Out of 465.376 millions transactions, 282.262 millions or 60.65% transactions is recorded for domestic purchases, an increase of 40.768 millions or 16.88% compares to 241.494 millions in 2017. 183.114 millions transactions is recorded for foreign purchases, an increase of 23.910 millions or 15.02% compares to 159.204 millions in 2017.

The total credit card payments for 2018 is CHF$43.86 billions in value, an increase of CHF$3.53 billions or 8.75% compares to CHF$40.33 billions in 2017. The increase in total value for credit card transactions in 2018 is slower than the increased in total number of credit card transactions recorded. Interestingly, credit card is being used for increasingly smaller purchases, from CHF$101 per transaction in 2017 to CHF$94 per transaction in 2018. Out of CHF$43.86 billions, CHF$23.29 billions(CHF$83 per transaction) or 53.16% is for domestic purchases, an increase of CHF$1.85 billions or 8.63% compares to CHF$21.44 billions(CHF$89 per transaction) in 2017. CHF$20.57 billions(CHF$112 per transaction) is for foreign purchases, an increase of CHF$1.68 billions or 8.89% compares to CHF$18.89 billions(CHF$119 per transaction) in 2017.

Total Cash Withdrawals with Credit Card in Volume and Value
In 2018, there are 7.034 millions of credit card cash withdrawals transactions, an increase of 0.085 millions or 1.22% compares to 6.949 millions in 2017. Out of 7.034 millions cash withdrawals, 4.067 millions or 57.40% transactions is recorded domestically, an increase of 0.078 millions or 1.96% compares to 3.989 millions in 2017. 2.967 millions cash withdrawals is recorded abroad, an increase of 0.007 millions or 0.24% compares to 2.960 millions in 2017.

The total credit card cash withdrawals for 2018 is CHF$1.832 billions in value, an increase of CHF$0.033 billions or 1.83% compares to CHF$1.799 billions in 2017. Credit card cash withdrawals is being utilized for slightly larger amount, from CHF$259 per cash withdrawals in 2017 to CHF$260 per cash withdrawals in 2018. Out of CHF$1.832 billions, CHF$1,055 millions(CHF$259 per transaction) or 57.92% is recorded domestically, an increase of CHF$13 millions or 1.25% compares to CHF$1,042 millions(CHF$261 per transaction) in 2017. CHF$777 millions(CHF$262 per transaction) is recorded abroad, an increase of CHF$20 millions or 2.64% compares to CHF$757 millions(CHF$256 per transaction) in 2017.


Credit Cards in Switzerland 2016-2017

As at 31st December 2017, there are 6,578,735 credit cards(AMEX, MC, Diners, Visa) in Switzerland, an increase of 232,764 or 3.67% compares to 6,345,971 in 2016. Debit cards(Maestro, Postcard) increase by 18,034 or 0.17% to 10,506,033 in 2017, compares to 10,487,999 in 2016.

Total Card Payments in Volume and Value
In 2017, there are 400.70 millions of credit card payment transactions, an increase of 56.05 millions or 16.26% compares to 344.65 millions in 2016. Out of 400.698 millions transactions, 241.494 millions or 60.27% transactions is recorded for domestic purchases, an increase of 37.150 millions or 18.18% compares to 204.344 millions in 2016. 159.204 millions transactions is recorded for foreign purchases, an increase of 18.898 millions or 13.47% compares to 140.306 millions in 2016.

The total credit card payments for 2017 is CHF$40.33 billions in value, an increase of CHF$3.51 billions or 9.53% compares to CHF$36.82 billions in 2016. The increase in total value for credit card transactions in 2017 is slower than the increased in total number of credit card transactions recorded. Interestingly, credit card is being used for increasingly smaller purchases, from CHF$107 per transaction in 2016 to CHF$101 per transaction in 2017. Out of CHF$40.33 billions, CHF$21.44 billions(CHF$89 per transaction) or 53.16% is for domestic purchases, an increase of CHF$1.85 billions or 9.44% compares to CHF$19.59 billions(CHF$96 per transaction) in 2016. CHF$18.89 billions(CHF$119 per transaction) is for foreign purchases, an increase of CHF$1.65 billions or 9.57% compares to CHF$17.24 billions(CHF$123 per transaction) in 2016.

Total Cash Withdrawals with Credit Card in Volume and Value
In 2017, there are 6.949 millions of credit card cash withdrawals transactions, a decrease of 0.138 millions or 1.95% compares to 7.087 millions in 2016. Out of 6.949 millions cash withdrawals, 3.989 millions or 57.40% transactions is recorded domestically, a decrease of 0.076 millions or 1.87% compares to 4.065 millions in 2016. 2.960 millions cash withdrawals is recorded abroad, a decrease of 0.062 millions or 2.05% compares to 3.022 millions in 2016.

The total credit card cash withdrawals for 2017 is CHF$1.799 billions in value, a decrease of CHF$0.016 billions or 0.88% compares to CHF$1.815 billions in 2016. Credit card cash withdrawals is being utilized for slightly larger amount, from CHF$256 per cash withdrawals in 2016 to CHF$259 per cash withdrawals in 2017. Out of CHF$1.799 billions, CHF$1,042 millions(CHF$261 per transaction) or 57.92% is recorded domestically, a decrease of CHF$5 millions or 0.48% compares to CHF$1,047 millions(CHF$258 per transaction) in 2016. CHF$757 millions(CHF$256 per transaction) is recorded abroad, a decrease of CHF$11 millions or 1.43% compares to CHF$768 millions(CHF$254 per transaction) in 2016.


Credit Cards in Switzerland 2015-2016

As at 31st December 2016, there are 6,345,971 credit cards(AMEX, MC, Diners, Visa) in Switzerland, an increase of 153,920 or 2.49% compares to 6,192,051 in 2015. Debit cards(Maestro, Postcard) increase by 426,136 or 4.24% to 10,487,999 in 2016, compares to 10,061,863 in 2015.

Total Card Payments in Volume and Value
In 2016, there are 344.65 millions of credit card payment transactions, an increase of 48.20 millions or 16.26% compares to 296.45 millions in 2015. Out of 344.655 millions transactions, 204.344 millions or 59.29% transactions is recorded for domestic purchases, an increase of 32.515 millions or 18.92% compares to 171.829 millions in 2015. 140.306 millions transactions is recorded for foreign purchases, an increase of 15.683 millions or 12.58% compares to 124.623 millions in 2015.

The total credit card payments for 2016 is CHF$36.82 billions in value, an increase of CHF$1.96 billions or 5.62% compares to CHF$34.86 billions in 2015. The increase in total value for credit card transactions in 2016 is slower than the increased in total number of credit card transactions recorded. Interestingly, credit card is being used for increasingly smaller purchases, from CHF$118 per transaction in 2015 to CHF$107 per transaction in 2016. Out of CHF$36.82 billions, CHF$19.59 billions(CHF$96 per transaction) or 53.20% is for domestic purchases, an increase of CHF$1.28 billions or 6.99% compares to CHF$18.31 billions(CHF$107 per transaction) in 2015. CHF$17.24 billions(CHF$123 per transaction) is for foreign purchases, an increase of CHF$0.70 billions or 4.23% compares to CHF$16.54 billions(CHF$133 per transaction) in 2015.

Total Cash Withdrawals with Credit Card in Volume and Value
In 2016, there are 7.087 millions of credit card cash withdrawals transactions, an increase of 0.105 millions or 1.50% compares to 6.982 millions in 2015. Out of 7.087 millions cash withdrawals, 4.065 millions or 57.36% transactions is recorded domestically, an increase of 0.072 millions or 1.80% compares to 3.993 millions in 2015. 3.022 millions cash withdrawals is recorded abroad, an increase of 0.033 millions or 1.10% compares to 2.989 millions in 2015.

The total credit card cash withdrawals for 2016 is CHF$1.815 billions in value, a decrease of CHF$0.018 billions or 0.98% compares to CHF$1.833 billions in 2015. Credit card cash withdrawals is being utilized for slightly smaller amount, from CHF$263 per cash withdrawals in 2015 to CHF$256 per cash withdrawals in 2016. Out of CHF$1.815 billions, CHF$1,047 millions(CHF$258 per transaction) or 57.69% is recorded domestically, a decrease of CHF$15 millions or 1.41% compares to CHF$1,062 millions(CHF$266 per transaction) in 2015. CHF$768 millions(CHF$254 per transaction) is recorded abroad, a decrease of CHF$3 millions or 0.39% compares to CHF$771 millions(CHF$258 per transaction) in 2015.


Credit Cards in Switzerland 2014-2015

As at 31st December 2015, there are 6,192,051 credit cards(AMEX, MC, Diners, Visa) in Switzerland, an increase of 183,991 or 3.06% compares to 6,008,060 in 2014. Debit cards(Maestro, Postcard) increase by 252,661 or 2.58% to 10,061,863 in 2015, compares to 9,809,202 in 2014.

Total Card Payments in Volume and Value
In 2015, there are 296.45 millions of credit card payment transactions, an increase of 26.74 millions or 9.91% compares to 269.71 millions in 2014. Out of 296.45 millions transactions, 171.829 millions or 57.96% transactions is recorded for domestic purchases, an increase of 21.709 millions or 14.46% compares to 150.120 millions in 2014. 124.623 millions transactions is recorded for foreign purchases, an increase of 5.038 millions or 4.21% compares to 119.585 millions in 2014.

The total credit card payments for 2015 is CHF$34.86 billions in value, an increase of CHF$0.35 billions or 1.01% compares to CHF$34.51 billions in 2014. The increase in total value for credit card transactions in 2015 is slower than the increased in total number of credit card transactions recorded. This is due to the 1.43% decrease in value for foreign purchases. Interestingly, credit card is being used for increasingly smaller purchases, from CHF$128 per transaction in 2014 to CHF$118 per transaction in 2015. Out of CHF$34.86 billions, CHF$18.31 billions(CHF$107 per transaction) or 52.52% is for domestic purchases, an increase of CHF$0.58 billions or 3.27% compares to CHF$17.73 billions(CHF$118 per transaction) in 2014. CHF$16.54 billions(CHF$133 per transaction) is for foreign purchases, a decrease of CHF$0.24 billions or 1.43% compares to CHF$16.78 billions(CHF$140 per transaction) in 2014.

Total Cash Withdrawals with Credit Card in Volume and Value
In 2015, there are 6.982 millions of credit card cash withdrawals transactions, a decrease of 0.33 millions or 4.51% compares to 7.312 millions in 2014. Out of 6.982 millions cash withdrawals, 3.993 millions or 57.19% transactions is recorded domestically, a decrease of 0.153 millions or 3.69% compares to 4.146 millions in 2014. 2.989 millions cash withdrawals is recorded abroad, a decrease of 0.177 millions or 5.59% compares to 3.166 millions in 2014.

The total credit card cash withdrawals for 2015 is CHF$1.833 billions in value, a decrease of CHF$0.108 billions or 5.56% compares to CHF$1.941 billions in 2014. Credit card cash withdrawals is being utilized for slightly smaller amount, from CHF$265 per cash withdrawals in 2014 to CHF$263 per cash withdrawals in 2015. Out of CHF$1.833 billions, CHF$1,062 millions(CHF$266 per transaction) or 57.94% is recorded domestically, a decrease of CHF$17 millions or 1.58% compares to CHF$1,079 millions(CHF$260 per transaction) in 2014. CHF$771 millions(CHF$258 per transaction) is recorded abroad, a decrease of CHF$91 millions or 10.56% compares to CHF$862 millions(CHF$272 per transaction) in 2014.


Credit Cards in Switzerland 2013-2014

As at 31st December 2014, there are 6,008,060 credit cards(AMEX, MC, Diners, Visa) in Switzerland, a decrease of 138,640 or 2.26% compares to 6,146,700 in 2013. Debit cards(Maestro, Postcard) increase by 700,202 or 7.69% to 9,809,202 in 2014, compares to 9,109,000 in 2013. As at 28th February 2015, there are 6,014,334 credit cards and 9,945,188 debit cards in Switzerland.

Total Card Payments in Volume and Value
In 2014, there are 269.71 millions of credit card payment transactions, an increase of 29.48 millions or 12.27% compares to 240.23 millions in 2013. Out of 269.71 millions transactions, 150.120 millions or 55.66% transactions is recorded for domestic purchases, an increase of 19.237 millions or 14.70% compares to 130.883 millions in 2013. 119.585 millions transactions is recorded for foreign purchases, an increase of 10.239 millions or 9.36% compares to 109.346 millions in 2013.

The total credit card payments for 2014 is CHF$34.51 billions in value, an increase of CHF$1.81 billions or 5.54% compares to CHF$32.70 billions in 2013. The increase in total value for credit card transactions in 2014 in correspondence with increased in total number of credit card transactions recorded. Credit cards usage in Switzerland continue to grow despite the decreased in number of credit cards. Interestingly, credit card is being used for increasingly smaller purchases, from CHF$136 per transaction in 2013 to CHF$128 per transaction in 2014. Out of CHF$34.51 billions, CHF$17.73 billions(CHF$118 per transaction) or 51.38% is for domestic purchases, an increase of CHF$0.88 billions or 5.22% compares to CHF$16.85 billions(CHF$126 per transaction) in 2013. CHF$16.78 billions(CHF$140 per transaction) is for foreign purchases, an increase of CHF$0.93 billions or 5.87% compares to CHF$15.85 billions(CHF$145 per transaction) in 2013.

Total Cash Withdrawals with Credit Card in Volume and Value
In 2014, there are 7.312 millions of credit card cash withdrawals transactions, an increase of 0.291 millions or 4.14% compares to 7.021 millions in 2013. Out of 7.312 millions cash withdrawals, 4.146 millions or 56.70% transactions is recorded domestically, an increase of 0.227 millions or 5.79% compares to 3.919 millions in 2013. 3.166 millions cash withdrawals is recorded abroad, an increase of 0.064 millions or 2.06% compares to 3.102 millions in 2013.

The total credit card cash withdrawals for 2014 is CHF$1.941 billions in value, an increase of CHF$0.009 billions or 0.47% compares to CHF$1.932 billions in 2013. The total credit card cash withdrawals value has a small increased due to lower total cash withdrawals value recorded abroad. Credit card cash withdrawals is being utilized for increasingly smaller amount, from CHF$275 per cash withdrawals in 2013 to CHF$265 per cash withdrawals in 2014. Out of CHF$1.941 billions, CHF$1,079 millions(CHF$260 per transaction) or 55.59% is recorded domestically, an increase of CHF$29 millions or 2.76% compares to CHF$1,050 millions(CHF$268 per transaction) in 2013. CHF$862 millions(CHF$272 per transaction) is recorded abroad, a decrease of CHF$20 millions or 2.27% compares to CHF$882 millions(CHF$284 per transaction) in 2013.


Credit Cards in Switzerland 2012-2013

As at 31st December 2013, there are 6,146,700 credit cards(AMEX, MC, Diners, Visa) in Switzerland, an increase of 380,600 or 6.60% compares to 5,766,100 in 2012. Debit cards(Maestro, Postcard) increase by 244,000 or 2.75% to 9,109,000 in 2013, compares to 8,865,000 in 2012. It is interesting to note that yearly percentage growth of credit cards in Switzerland has always surpassed growth in debit cards. As at 31st January 2014, there are 6,167,500 credit cards and 9,107,200 debit cards in Switzerland.

Total Card Payments in Volume and Value
In 2013, there are 240.23 millions of credit card payment transactions, an increase of 24.49 millions or 11.35% compares to 215.74 millions in 2012. Out of 240.23 millions transactions, 130.883 millions or 54.48% transactions is recorded for domestic purchases, an increase of 12.043 millions or 10.13% compares to 118.840 millions in 2012. 109.346 millions transactions is recorded for foreign purchases, an increase of 12.443 millions or 12.84% compares to 96.903 millions in 2012.

The total credit card payments for 2013 is CHF$32.70 billions in value, an increase of CHF$1.87 billions or 6.07% compares to CHF$30.83 billions in 2012. The increase in total value for credit card transactions in 2013 is correspondence to the increased in number of credit cards. Interestingly, credit card is being used for increasingly smaller purchases, from CHF$143 per transaction in 2012 to CHF$136 per transaction in 2013. Out of CHF$32.70 billions, CHF$16.85 billions(CHF$126 per transaction) or 51.53% is for domestic purchases, an increase of CHF$0.72 billions or 4.46% compares to CHF$16.13 billions(CHF$136 per transaction) in 2012. CHF$15.85 billions(CHF$145 per transaction) is for foreign purchases, an increase of CHF$1.15 billions or 7.82% compares to CHF$14.70 billions(CHF$152 per transaction) in 2012.

Total Cash Withdrawals with Credit Card in Volume and Value
In 2013, there are 7.021 millions of credit card cash withdrawals transactions, an increase of 0.561 millions or 8.68% compares to 6.460 millions in 2012. Out of 7.021 millions cash withdrawals, 3.919 millions or 55.82% transactions is recorded domestically, an increase of 0.289 millions or 7.96% compares to 3.630 millions in 2012. 3.102 millions cash withdrawals is recorded abroad, an increase of 0.272 millions or 9.61% compares to 2.830 millions in 2012.

The total credit card cash withdrawals for 2013 is CHF$1.932 billions in value, an increase of CHF$0.109 billions or 5.98% compares to CHF$1.823 billions in 2012. The total credit card cash withdrawals value has increased in correspondence with the increase in number of cash withdrwals transaction. Credit card cash withdrawals is being utilized for increasingly smaller amount, from CHF$282 per cash withdrawals in 2012 to CHF$275 per cash withdrawals in 2013. Out of CHF$1.932 billions, CHF$1,050 millions(CHF$268 per transaction) or 54.35% is recorded domestically, an increase of CHF$51 millions or 5.11% compares to CHF$999 millions(CHF$275 per transaction) in 2012. CHF$882 millions(CHF$284 per transaction) is recorded abroad, an increase of CHF$58 millions or 7.04% compares to CHF$824 millions(CHF$291 per transaction) in 2012.


Credit Cards in Switzerland 2011-2012

As at 31st December 2012, there are 5,766,100 credit cards(AMEX, MC, Diners, Visa) in Switzerland, an increase of 264,500 or 4.81% compares to 5,501,600 in 2011. Debit cards(Maestro, Postcard) increase by 306,300 or 3.58% to 8,865,000 in 2012, compares to 8,558,700 in 2011. As at 31st May 2013, there are 5,937,200 credit cards and 8,954,200 debit cards in Switzerland.

Total Card Payments in Volume and Value
In 2012, there are 215.74 millions of credit card payment transactions, an increase of 25.43 millions or 13.36% compares to 190.31 millions in 2011. Out of 215.74 millions transactions, 118.840 millions or 55.08% transactions is recorded for domestic purchases, an increase of 14.532 millions or 13.93% compares to 104.31 millions in 2011. 96.903 millions transactions is recorded for foreign purchases, an increase of 10.904 millions or 12.68% compares to 85.999 millions in 2011.

The total credit card payments for 2012 is CHF$30.83 billions in value, an increase of CHF$1.63 billions or 5.58% compares to CHF$29.20 billions in 2011. The increase in total value for credit card transactions in 2012 is correspondence to the increased in number of credit cards. Interestingly, credit card is being used for increasingly smaller purchases, from CHF$153 per transaction in 2011 to CHF$143 per transaction in 2012. Out of CHF$30.83 billions, CHF$16.13 billions(CHF$136 per transaction) or 52.32% is for domestic purchases, an increase of CHF$0.49 billions or 3.13% compares to CHF$15.64 billions(CHF$150 per transaction) in 2011. CHF$14.70 billions(CHF$152 per transaction) is for foreign purchases, an increase of CHF$1.13 billions or 8.33% compares to CHF$13.57 billions(CHF$158 per transaction) in 2011.

Total Cash Withdrawals with Credit Card in Volume and Value
In 2012, there are 6.460 millions of credit card cash withdrawals transactions, an increase of 0.558 millions or 9.45% compares to 5.902 millions in 2011. Out of 6.460 millions cash withdrawals, 3.630 millions or 56.19% transactions is recorded domestically, an increase of 0.313 millions or 9.44% compares to 3.317 millions in 2011. 2.830 millions cash withdrawals is recorded abroad, an increase of 0.245 millions or 9.48% compares to 2.585 millions in 2011.

The total credit card cash withdrawals for 2012 is CHF$1.823 billions in value, an increase of CHF$0.101 billions or 5.87% compares to CHF$1.722 billions in 2011. The total credit card cash withdrawals value has increased in correspondence with the increase in number of cash withdrwals transaction. Credit card cash withdrawals is being utilized for increasingly smaller amount, from CHF$292 per cash withdrawals in 2011 to CHF$282 per cash withdrawals in 2012. Out of CHF$1.823 billions, CHF$999 millions(CHF$275 per transaction) or 54.80% is recorded domestically, an increase of CHF$41 millions or 4.28% compares to CHF$958 millions(CHF$289 per transaction) in 2011. CHF$824 millions(CHF$291 per transaction) is recorded abroad, an increase of CHF$60 millions or 7.85% compares to CHF$764 millions(CHF$295 per transaction) in 2011.


Credit Cards in Switzerland 2010-2011

As at 31st December 2011, there are 5,501,600 credit cards(AMEX, MC, Diners, Visa) in Switzerland, an increase of 366,900 or 7.14% compares to 5,134,700 in 2010. Debit cards(Maestro, Postcard) increase by 327,000 or 3.97% to 8,558,700 in 2011, compares to 8,231,700 in 2010. As at 31st July 2012, there are 5,654,900 credit cards and 8,742,300 debit cards in Switzerland.

Total Card Payments in Volume and Value
In 2011, there are 190.31 millions of credit card payment transactions, an increase of 22.29 millions or 13.27% compares to 168.02 millions in 2010. Out of 190.31 millions transactions, 104.308 millions or 54.81% transactions is recorded for domestic purchases, an increase of 8.18 millions or 8.51% compares to 96.128 millions in 2010. 85.999 millions transactions is recorded for foreign purchases, an increase of 14.109 millions or 19.63% compares to 71.890 millions in 2010.

The total credit card payments for 2011 is CHF$29.20 billions in value, an increase of CHF$0.83 billions or 2.93% compares to CHF$28.37 billions in 2010. The total value for credit card transactions in 2011 has a slower increase in comparisons to the increased in number of credit cards and transactions volume. Interestingly, credit card is being used for increasingly smaller purchases, from CHF$169 per transaction in 2010 to CHF$153 per transaction in 2011. Out of CHF$29.20 billions, CHF$15.64 billions(CHF$150 per transaction) or 53.56% is for domestic purchases, an increase of CHF$0.2 billions or 1.30% compares to CHF$15.44 billions(CHF$161 per transaction) in 2010. CHF$13.57 billions(CHF$158 per transaction) is for foreign purchases, an increase of CHF$0.63 billions or 4.87% compares to CHF$12.94 billions(CHF$180 per transaction) in 2010.

Total Cash Withdrawals with Credit Card in Volume and Value
In 2011, there are 5.902 millions of credit card cash withdrawals transactions, an increase of 0.354 millions or 6.38% compares to 5.548 millions in 2010. Out of 5.902 millions cash withdrawals, 3.317 millions or 56.20% transactions is recorded domestically, an increase of 0.276 millions or 9.08% compares to 3.041 millions in 2010. 2.585 millions cash withdrawals is recorded abroad, an increase of 0.078 millions or 3.11% compares to 2.507 millions in 2010.

The total credit card cash withdrawals for 2011 is CHF$1.722 billions in value, a decrease of CHF$0.03 billions or 1.71% compares to CHF$1.752 billions in 2010. Even though the number of credit card cash withdrawals transactions in 2011 has increased, the total value has decreased. This is due to the fact that credit card cash withdrawals is being utilized for increasingly smaller amount, from CHF$316 per cash withdrawals in 2010 to CHF$292 per cash withdrawals in 2011. Out of CHF$1.722 billions, CHF$958 millions(CHF$289 per transaction) or 55.63% is recorded domestically, an increase of CHF$41 millions or 4.47% compares to CHF$917 millions(CHF$302 per transaction) in 2010. CHF$764 millions(CHF$295 per transaction) is recorded abroad, a decrease of CHF$71 millions or 8.50% compares to CHF$835 millions(CHF$333 per transaction) in 2010.


Credit Cards in Switzerland 2009-2010

As at 31st December 2010, there are 5,134,700 credit cards(AMEX, MC, Diners, Visa) in Switzerland, an increase of 332,900 or 6.93% compares to 4,801,800 in 2009. Debit cards(Maestro, Postcard) increase by 330,700 or 4.19% to 8,231,700 in 2010, compares to 7,901,000 in 2009. As at 31st July 2011, there are 5,350,900 credit cards and 8,375,700 debit cards in Switzerland.

Total Card Payments in Volume and Value
In 2010, there are 168.02 millions of credit card payment transactions, an increase of 16.22 millions or 10.69% compares to 151.8 millions in 2009. Out of 168.02 millions transactions, 96.128 millions or 57.21% transactions is recorded for domestic purchases, an increase of 6.099 millions or 6.77% compares to 90.029 millions in 2009. 71.890 millions transactions is recorded for foreign purchases, an increase of 10.121 millions or 16.39% compares to 61.769 millions in 2009.

The total credit card payments for 2010 is CHF$28.37 billions in value, an increase of CHF$1.61 billions or 6.02% compares to CHF$26.76 billions in 2009. The total value for credit card transactions in 2010 has increased in accordance to the increased in number of credit cards and transactions volume. Interestingly, credit card is being used for increasingly smaller purchases, from CHF$176 per transaction in 2009 to CHF$169 per transaction in 2010. Out of CHF$28.37 billions, CHF$15.44 billions(CHF$161 per transaction) or 54.42% is for domestic purchases, an increase of CHF$0.8 billions or 5.46% compares to CHF$14.64 billions(CHF$163 per transaction) in 2009. CHF$12.94 billions(CHF$180 per transaction) is for foreign purchases, an increase of CHF$0.83 billions or 6.85% compares to CHF$12.11 billions(CHF$196 per transaction) in 2009.

Total Cash Withdrawals with Credit Card in Volume and Value
In 2010, there are 5.548 millions of credit card cash withdrawals transactions, an increase of 0.168 millions or 3.14% compares to 5.379 millions in 2009. Out of 5.548 millions cash withdrawals, 3.041 millions or 54.81% transactions is recorded domestically, an increase of 0.189 millions or 6.63% compares to 2.852 millions in 2009. 2.507 millions cash withdrawals is recorded abroad, a decrease of 0.02 millions or 0.79% compares to 2.527 millions in 2009.

The total credit card cash withdrawals for 2010 is CHF$1.752 billions in value, a decrease of CHF$0.03 billions or 1.68% compares to CHF$1.782 billions in 2009. Even though the number of credit card cash withdrawals transactions in 2010 has increased, the total value has decreased. This is due to the fact that credit card cash withdrawals is being utilized for increasingly smaller amount, from CHF$331 per cash withdrawals in 2009 to CHF$316 per cash withdrawals in 2010. Out of CHF$1.752 billions, CHF$917 millions(CHF$302 per transaction) or 52.34% is recorded domestically, an increase of CHF$22 millions or 2.46% compares to CHF$895 millions(CHF$314 per transaction) in 2009. CHF$835 millions(CHF$333 per transaction) is recorded abroad, a decrease of CHF$52 millions or 5.86% compares to CHF$887 millions(CHF$351 per transaction) in 2009.


Credit Cards in Switzerland 2008-2009

As at 31st December 2009, there are 4,801,800 credit cards(AMEX, MC, Diners, Visa) in Switzerland, an increase of 247,100 or 5.43% compares to 4,554,700 in 2008. Debit cards(Maestro, Postcard) increase by 294,300 or 3.87% to 7,901,000 in 2009, compares to 7,606,700 in 2008. As at 31st July 2010, there are 4,960,400 credit cards and 8,036,400 debit cards in Switzerland.

Total Card Payments in Volume and Value
In 2009, there are 151.8 millions of credit card payment transactions, an increase of 10.27 millions or 7.26% compares to 141.53 millions in 2008. Out of 151.8 millions transactions, 90.029 millions or 59.31% transactions is recorded for domestic purchases, an increase of 3.976 millions or 4.62% compares to 86.053 millions in 2008. 61.769 millions transactions is recorded for foreign purchases, an increase of 6.294 millions or 11.35% compares to 55.475 millions in 2008.

The total credit card payments for 2009 is CHF$26.76 billions in value, a decrease of CHF$0.58 billions or 2.12% compares to CHF$27.34 billions in 2008. Even though the number of credit cards and transactions in 2009 has increased, the total value has decreased. This is due to the fact that credit card is being used for increasingly smaller purchases, from CHF$193 per transaction in 2008 to CHF$176 per transaction in 2009. Out of CHF$26.76 billions, CHF$14.64 billions(CHF$163 per transaction) or 54.71% is for domestic purchases, a decrease of CHF$0.34 billions or 2.27% compares to CHF$14.98 billions(CHF$174 per transaction) in 2008. CHF$12.11 billions(CHF$196 per transaction) is for foreign purchases, a decrease of CHF$0.25 billions or 2.02% compares to CHF$12.36 billions(CHF$223 per transaction) in 2008.

Total Cash Withdrawals with Credit Card in Volume and Value
In 2009, there are 5.379 millions of credit card cash withdrawals transactions, an increase of 0.14 millions or 2.67% compares to 5.239 millions in 2008. Out of 5.379 millions cash withdrawals, 2.852 millions or 53.02% transactions is recorded domestically, an increase of 0.096 millions or 3.48% compares to 2.756 millions in 2008. 2.527 millions cash withdrawals is recorded abroad, an increase of 0.044 millions or 1.77% compares to 2.483 millions in 2008.

The total credit card cash withdrawals for 2009 is CHF$1.782 billions in value, a decrease of CHF$0.043 billions or 2.36% compares to CHF$1.825 billions in 2008. Even though the number of credit card cash withdrawals transactions in 2009 has increased, the total value has decreased. This is due to the fact that credit card cash withdrawals is being utilized for increasingly smaller amount, from CHF$348 per cash withdrawals in 2008 to CHF$331 per cash withdrawals in 2009. Out of CHF$1.782 billions, CHF$895 millions(CHF$314 per transaction) or 50.22% is recorded domestically, a decrease of CHF$8 millions or 0.89% compares to CHF$903 millions(CHF$328 per transaction) in 2008. CHF$887 millions(CHF$351 per transaction) is recorded abroad, a decrease of CHF$35 millions or 3.8% compares to CHF$922 millions(CHF$371 per transaction) in 2008.


Credit Cards in Switzerland 2007-2008

As of 2008, Switzerland has a population of 7.7 millions with a GDP(gross domestic product) of CHF$541.26 billions. This translates into CHF$70,291 of GDP per capita, a high and respectable figure in Europe.

As at 31st December 2008, there are 12,108,000 payment cards issued in Switzerland(1.57 cards per capita), an increase of 828,000 or 7.34% compares to 11,280,000 in 2007. There are 4,501,000 credit cards in Switzerland as at 31st December 2008, an increase of 191,000 or 4.43% compares to 4,310,000 in 2007. Debit cards increase by 637,000 or 9.14% to 7,607,000 in 2008, compares to 6,970,000 in 2007.

Total Card Payments in Volume and Value
For 2008, there are 483.84 millions of card payment transactions in Switzerland(62.83 transactions per capita), an increase of 45 millions or 10.25% compares to 438.84 millions in 2007. Out of these transactions, 140.56 millions or 29.05% is paid by credit cards, an increase of 10.8 millions or 8.32% compares to 129.76 millions in 2007. The rest of card payment transactions(343.28 millions) are paid by debit cards, an increase of 34.20 millions or 11.07% compares to 309.08 millions in 2007. The increase in transactions volume for both, credit cards and debit cards are in accordance with increase in the number of respective cards issued.

The total card payments for 2008 is CHF$80.53 billions in value(CHF$10,485.44 per capita - one of the highest in Europe), an increase of CHF$4.61 billions or 6.07% compares to CHF$75.92 billions in 2007. This also translates into CHF$166.44 per card payment transaction, a smaller amount compares to CHF$173.00 in 2007. Payment cards is used for a higher amount purchases in Switzerland compares to other countries in Europe. Out of these transactions, CHF$27.19 billions or 33.76% is paid by credit cards, an increase of CHF$1.25 billions or 4.82% compares to CHF$25.94 billions in 2007. The rest of card payments, CHF$53.34 billions in value is paid by debit cards, an increase of CHF$3.36 billions or 6.72% compares to CHF$49.98 billions in 2007. The increase in transactions value for both, credit cards and debit cards are in accordance with increase in the number of respective cards issued, as well as the transactions volume.

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