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Dec 2013 | Issue 1031
Personal Consumption Expenditures in the U.S.
Paper-based, card-based, electronic, and other payment systems in the U.S. are measured based on purchases for personal consumption expenditures.

Nov 2013 | Issue 1029
Payment Cards Worldwide 2012 vs. 2017
Total payment cards in circulation worldwide will exceed 20.56 billion by 2017.

Oct 2013 | Issue 1027
Shipments of POS Terminals by Region - 2012
Manufacturers of point of sale terminals from all world regions are ranked by shipments of their devices in calendar year 2012.

Sep 2013 | Issue 1026
U.S. Purchase Volume - Consumer vs. Commercial Cards
Total credit, debit, and prepaid card spending in 2012 is broken down for Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover for both commercial and consumer products.

Aug 2013 | Issue 1023
Global Card Fraud
Payment card issuers, merchants, and their acquiring banks lost $11.27 billion to fraud in calendar year 2012.

Jul 2013 | Issue 1022
Top Issuers of Commercial Cards
Visa and MasterCard issuers of credit and debit commercial card products are ranked by purchase volume generated by their portfolios in 2012.

Jun 2013 | Issue 1019
Store Cards in the U.S. Purchase Volume in 2012 vs. 2002
Store cards are owned either by retailers directly or by third-party specialists. Over the last 10 years, more retailers have chosen third parties to issue their cards.

May 2013 | Issue 1017
Purchase Volume at Merchants on U.S. General Purpose Cards
Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, and PIN-based EFT network spending for calendar year 2012 is broken down between credit, debit, and prepaid products.

Apr 2013 | Issue 1015
Canada Market Shares of Purchases 2012 vs. 2011
Interac, Visa, MasterCard, and American Express card brands are compared for purchase transactions and volume of spending at merchants.

Mar 2013 | Issue 1013
Purchase Transactions at Top U.S. Acquirers
The 10 largest U.S. merchant acquirers ranked by general purpose transactions tied to PIN- and signature-based debit cards and credit cards accounted for 64.61 billion transactions. First Data, Bank of America, Vantiv, Elavon, Wells Fargo, Heartland, Global, WorldPay, TSYS, and Chase Paymentech.

Feb 2013 | Issue 1011
Market Shares for U.S. Card Brands
Market shares for American Express, Discover, MasterCard, and Visa credit and debit products for consumers and businesses are shown for the last 5 years.

Jan 2013 | Issue 1009
Growth in Purchase Transactions Worldwide from 2011 to 2016
Payment card transactions at merchants are projected to reach 238.99 billion
by year-end 2016. Figures include Visa, MasterCard, UnionPay, Amex, Discover,
JCB, and Diners.