Nilson Report

Issue 1187 | Dec 2020

FEATURED COMPANIES

Companies featured in this issue include:

Card Fraud Worldwide—in Cents per $100 of Total Volume

Fraud by Type of Card in 2019

Card Fraud Projected Worldwide 

Card Fraud Inside vs. Outside the U.S.

Global General Purpose Cards—Midyear 2020 vs. Midyear2019

Largest Debit Card Issuers Worldwide

Payment Card Manufacturers 2019

Top Manufacturer of Payment Cards—Ranked by Shipments in 2019

Top Manufacturer of Payment Cards—Visa and Mastercard

Top Manufacturer of Payment Cards—UnionPay

Top Manufacturer of Payment Cards—Other Payment

Top Manufacturer of Payment Cards—Other High Security

Global General Purpose Cards—Midyear 2020 vs. Midyear 2019

Global brand credit and debit cards—Visa, UnionPay, Mastercard, American Express, JCB and Discover/Diners—purchase volume and transactions are shown on page 8. Figures for debit cards are shown below.

1. UnionPay Debit & Prepaid
$3.528 trillion purchase volume, +0.4%
2. Visa Debit & Prepaid
$2.022 trillion purchase volume, +6.0%
3. Mastercard Debit & Prepaid
$0.899 trillion purchase volume, +11.2%

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Payment Card Shipments by Manufacturer

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Of the 4.74 billion payment cards shipped in 2019 by the manufacturers shown here, 81.02% were chip cards (3.84 billion), 18.79% were magnetic stripe cards (891.3 million) and 0.18% (8.7 million) were neither chip nor magstripe (i.e, barcode, scratch etc.).

The six largest manufacturers shipped a combined 3.43 billion payment cards last year, up 6.6% from 2018. They shipped 2.70 billion chip cards and 735.3 million magstripe cards. Chip cards accounted for 78.57% of the top six’s total in 2019, up from 76.82% in 2018.

Types of cards included: Visa and Mastercard; UnionPay; other high-security cards such as American Express, Diners Club, Discover, JCB and Maestro global general purpose credit, debit and prepaid cards in addition to ATM and local-market-only general purpose credit, debit and prepaid cards; and other payment cards such as retail, oil/fleet, medical, airline and private label credit and debit cards. Figures do not include private label prepaid cards.

In addition to the payment cards shown here, six manufacturers reported shipping embedded secure elements: Toppan Printing (284,000), CPI Card Group (283,000), FoongTone Technology (141,801), Exceet Card (100,000), Chanwanich Security Printing (99,836), and Alioth (10,123).

Prior issues: 1166, 1163,  1143, 1139, 1121, 1116



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