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American Express Card Results Worldwide

Consumer and commercial credit (including charge) and prepaid purchase volume tied to cards issued in the United States dropped 16.2% to $691.52 billion in 2020. U.S. credit card outstandings fell 17.5% to $101.99 billion. Cards issued in the U.S. dropped 1.6% to 53.8 million at December 31, 2020. American Express cards issued in the U.S. equaled 48.04% of its worldwide total at year-end 2020, up from 47.81% in 2019. Total volume—the combination of purchase volume and cash advances—on all Amex cards issued in the U.S., declined 16.3% to $693.10 billion in 2020. Covid-19 impacted U.S....

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January 2021
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Outstandings on General Purpose Credit Cards in the U.S.

Market Shares of Outstandings on U.S. Credit Cards—2000 through 2020

Investments in Merchant Acquiring and Processing by Region—2020

Investments by Region—Number of Transactions in 2020

Income at Top U.S. Credit Card Issuers—2020 vs. 2019

American Express Cards 2020 vs. 2019

Discover Card 2020 vs. 2019

Investments and Acquisitions—December 2020