The Nilson Report

Issue 1163 | Oct 2019

FEATURED COMPANIES

Companies featured in this issue include:

Payment Cards in the U.S.

Investments & Acquisitions—September 2019

Top Manufacturers of Payment Cards Ranked by Shipments 2018 vs. 2017

Total Payment Card Shipments by Manufacturer 2018

Payment Card Shipments by Type of Card 2018

U.S. Credit and Debit Cards Purchase Volume

U.S. Credit and Debit Cards Purchase Transactions

Credit Card Purchase Volume Market Shares in 2018 and 2023

U.S. Credit Card Outstandings 

U.S. Debit Card Purchase Volume Market Shares in 2018 and 2023

U.S. Credit and Debit Cards Total Volume

U.S. Credit and Debit Cards Total Transactions

U.S. Credit and Debit Total Cards 

U.S. Credit and Debit Cards Total Cardholders

U.S. Credit and Debit Cards Total Accounts

Top Manufacturers of Payment Cards Ranked by Shipments 2018 vs. 2017

The 46 largest manufacturers of payment cards worldwide are ranked on page 7 based on shipments in 2018. The five largest are shown below.

1. Thales
927.0 million units shipped, -2.9%
2. Idemia
800.0 million units shipped, -6.8%
3. G+D
567.0 million units shipped, +3.6%
4. Perfect
488.6 million units shipped, -9.7%
5. Goldpac
264.0 million units shipped, -0.2%

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Card Manufacturer Shipments—Payment Cards 2018

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There were 6.30 billion credit, debit, and prepaid payment cards shipped worldwide in 2018 last year, a decrease of 2.9% from 2017. Those cards included: Visa, Mastercard, UnionPay, American Express, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, and Maestro global general purpose credit, debit, and prepaid cards; ATM and local-market-only general purpose credit, debit, and prepaid cards; and retail, oil/fleet, medical, airline, and private label credit and debit cards. Magstripe-only and chip cards are included here.

The six largest manufacturers shipped a combined 3.21 billion payment cards last year, down 3.3% from 2017. Among the top six, only G+D Mobile Security and Eastcompeace had year-over-year increases in shipments.

Thales (formerly Gemalto), Idemia, G+D, and Toppan Printing included all cards shipped to their bank customers in the Visa and Mastercard category, including other high-security cards and some ATM-only or local-market-only debit cards.

Increases in payment cards shipped in 2018 over 2017 were reported by: TSYS, INCM, Placard, TGS Card Solutions, Beautiful Card, Inkript, Feitian Technologies, XH Smart Tech, MCT Cards & Technology, Tag Systems, Taiwan Name Plate, Eastcompeace, MK Smart, G+D, and FutureCard.

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