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Mar 2020 | Issue 1172
Latin America Purchase Transactions
Purchase transactions for goods and services in Latin America generated by Mastercard, Visa, Diners Club/Discover, and American Express credit, debit, and prepaid cards reached 26.93 billion, an increase of 18.0% over 2018.

Mar 2020 | Issue 1171
Top Acquirers in the U.S.
The 25 largest merchant acquirers in the United States ranked by global general purpose as well as domestic PIN-based card transactions are ranked in the chart on page 9. The 7 largest are shown here.

Feb 2020 | Issue 1170
Market Shares (%) of Purchase Volume for Top U.S. Credit Cards
The largest U.S. issuers of general purpose credit card products carrying Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover brands in 2019 ranked by purchase volume market share are shown here.

Feb 2020 | Issue 1169
U.S. General Purpose Brands Purchase Volume in 2019
Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover cards in the U.S. generated $6.698 trillion in purchase volume in 2019, up 8.5% over 2018. Growth in purchase volume is shown here.

Jan 2020 | Issue 1168
U.S. General Purpose Cards
Outstanding credit card receivables as a percentage of purchase volume on general purpose cards issued in the United States fell from 44.0% in 2008 to 25.6% at the end of 2019.

Jan 2020 | Issue 1167
Card Transactions Projected Worldwide
General purpose payment cards with global brands are projected to generate 853.90 billion purchase transactions in 2028. The increase of 131.50% versus 2018 amounts to a 13.2% compound annual growth rate.