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Nov 2018 | Issue 1142
Card Fraud Worldwide
Gross fraud losses to issuers, merchants, and merchant acquirers reached $24.26 billion in 2017, up 6.4%. Fraud is measured against total volume generated by payment cards which reached $34.119 trillion worldwide.

Oct 2018 | Issue 1141
Payment Cards in the U.S.—Purchase Volume
Credit, debit, and prepaid cards issued in the U.S. generated $6.616 trillion in pur-chase volume in 2017. That figure will rise to $9.313 trillion by 2022.

Oct 2018 | Issue 1140
Payment Cards in Circulation Worldwide
As of December 31, 2017, there were 20.48 billion credit, debit, and prepaid cards in circulation worldwide, including global general purpose, domestic-only general purpose, and private label.

Sep 2018 | Issue 1139
Top Manufacturers of Payment Cards Worldwide
Manufacturers of payment cards shipped 6.49 billion payment cards in 2017, up 0.9% over 2016. The top suppliers—Gemalto, Idemia, G+D Mobile Security, Perfect Plastic, Goldpac, and CPI—are shown here.

Sep 2018 | Issue 1138
POS Terminal Shipments Worldwide 2017
Manufacturers of point-of-sale terminals shipped 68.8 million devices worldwide last year, up 25.2% from 2016.

Aug 2018 | Issue 1137
Latin America’s Top Acquirers in 2017
The largest acquirers of payment card transactions from merchants in Latin America and Caribbean are ranked by the number of transactions they handled in calendar year 2017. Collectively, they handled $707.06 billion in purchase volume.

Jul 2018 | Issue 1136
Middle East and Africa Market Shares of Purchase Volume 2017
Purchases of goods and services generated by Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Diners Club credit, debit, and prepaid cards issued in the Middle East and Africa reached $373.63 billion in 2017, up 12.2% from 2016.

Jul 2018 | Issue 1135
Europe Market Shares of Purchase Volume 2017
Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Diners Club credit, debit, and prepaid general purpose cards generated $2.659 trillion in purchase volume for goods and services in 2017 from cards issued in Europe.

Jun 2018 | Issue 1134
Top U.S. Commercial Card Issuers
The largest commercial card issuers in the U.S. are ranked on pages 9, 10, and 11 based on purchase volume in 2017. Rankings include small business credit and debit, fleet, purchasing, prepaid, and corporate products.

Jun 2018 | Issue 1133
Asia–Pacific Market Shares of Purchase Volume 2017
Credit, debit, and prepaid card spending by cards issued in Asia-Pacific carrying the UnionPay, Visa, Mastercard, JCB, American Express, and Diners Club brands reached $13.315 trillion in 2017, up 18.3%. 

May 2018 | Issue 1132
Europe’s Top Acquirers—Ranked by Transactions in 2017
The 45 largest acquirers of card transactions from merchants in Europe processed 67.54 billion payments in 2017. Those transactions, which originated at 10.3 million active merchants, were valued at $2.814 trillion.

May 2018 | Issue 1131
Latin America Market Shares of Purchase Volume 2017
Purchase volume for goods and services in Latin America generated by Visa, Mastercard, Diners Club/Discover, and American Express credit, debit, and prepaid cards reached $708.51 billion in 2017, up 15% versus the prior year.

Apr 2018 | Issue 1130
Purchase Transactions on Global Cards in 2017
The global brand general purpose cards—Visa, UnionPay, Mastercard, JCB, Diners Club/Discover, and American Express—generated 295.65 billion purchase transactions for goods and services in 2017, up 18.0%.

Apr 2018 | Issue 1129
Top Issuers of U.S. Debit Cards Ranked by Purchase Volume 2017
The table on pages 10 and 11 include figures for the 50 largest U.S. debit card issuers. Cards from those issuers combined to generate $1.813 trillion in purchase volume for goods and services in 2017, up 6.1% over the prior year. The 10 largest issuers are shown here.

Mar 2018 | Issue 1128
Canada Market Shares of Purchase Volume 2017
The 23 largest credit card issuers in Canada are ranked on pages 10 and 11. The chart shown here shows the 6 largest issuers in the country based on purchase volume (spending at merchants) in 2017.

Mar 2018 | Issue 1127
Top U.S. Acquirers in 2017 Purchase Transactions
The 65 largest owners of contracts with U.S. merchants to process credit, debit, and prepaid card payments are listed on the table on pages 10 and 11. The top 8 are shown here.

Feb 2018 | Issue 1126
Top Issuers of U.S. General Purpose Credit Cards 2017
Issuers of Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover credit cards in the U.S. saw purchase volume—spending for goods and services—increased 9.6% in 2017 to $3.352 trillion. Market shares for the eight largest issuers are shown here.

Feb 2018 | Issue 1125
U.S. General Purpose Brands Market Share 2017
Combined credit and debit card purchases for goods and services tied to cards issued in the U.S. by Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover was $5.550 trillion in 2017. Market shares by brand are provided here.

Jan 2018 | Issue 1124
Global General Purpose Cards Purchase Volume Worldwide
Purchases for goods and services generated by global brand cards which was $20.600 trillion in 2016 is projected to reach $52.390 trillion in 2026. Global brand cards are Visa, Mastercard, UnionPay, American Express, JCB, and Diners Club/Discover.

Jan 2018 | Issue 1123
Purchase Transactions Worldwide 2016 vs. 2026
In 2026 global brand credit, debit, and prepaid cards are projected to reach 767 billion purchase transactions for goods and services worldwide. Global brand cards are Visa, Mastercard, UnionPay, American Express, Discover/Diners Club, and JCB.