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Dec 2016 | Issue 1100
Purchase Transactions on U.S. Consumer Payment Systems
Purchases of goods and services accounted for $9.550 trillion in 2015. This accounted for 77.75% of all personal consumption expenditures in the United States.

Nov 2016 | Issue 1099
Top Issuers of Payment Cards Worldwide 2015
Turn to pages 10 and 11 for a ranking of the 150 largest credit card issuers and 150 largest debit card issuers worldwide. The rankings are based on purchase volume for their global brand and domestic-only general purpose cards.

Oct 2016 | Issue 1097
U.S. Payment Cards Purchase Volume 2010 - 2020
Purchase volume — spending for goods and services — market shares are shown for calendar year 2015 for Visa, Mastercard, Amex, Discover, and other payment card brands.

Sep 2016 | Issue 1094
Payment Cards Worldwide Market Share in 2015
At year-end 2015 there were 18.08 billion payment cards in circulation worldwide —  global brand and domestic-only general purpose and private label. That figure will grow to 22.90 billion by the end of 2020.

Aug 2016 | Issue 1093
Commercial vs. Consumer Cards Share of U.S. Purchase Volume
Cards issued in the U.S. generated $4.786 trillion in purchase volume in 2015. The chart shows spending by commercial vs. consumer products by card brand.

Jul 2016 | Issue 1090
Asia-Pacific Purchase Volume 2015 vs. 2014
Spending for goods and services tied to payment cards issued in the Asia-Pacific region are identified by network brands - Visa, UnionPay, MasterCard, JCB, American Express, and Diners Club.

Jun 2016 | Issue 1088
Europe Purchase Volume 2015 vs. 2014
Credit, debit, and prepaid card spending by cards issued in Europe with Visa, MasterCard, Amex, and Diners Club brands generated purchase volume of $2.964 trillion in 2015.

May 2016 | Issue 1087
Europe´s Top Acquirers
The 40 largest acquirers of card transactions from merchants in Europe are ranked on pages 10 and 11. Collectively, they handled 49.66 billion card transactions from 8.7 million merchant outlets in 2015.

Apr 2016 | Issue 1085
Purchase Transactions on Global Cards in 2015
Visa, MasterCard, UnionPay, American Express, JCB, and Diners Club/Discover are the global card brands. Payments made to merchants worldwide totaled 227.08 billion in 2015.

Mar 2016 | Issue 1082
Top Acquirers in the U.S. 2015
The largest acquirers of payment card transactions from merchants in the U.S. are ranked based on the number they handled in calendar year 2015.

Feb 2016 | Issue 1081
Top Issuers of U.S. General Purpose Credit Cards 2015
The 10 largest U.S. credit card issuers are ranked by outstanding receivables as of December 31, 2015.

Jan 2016 | Issue 1079
Purchase Transactions Projected Worldwide - 2014 vs. 2024
Purchase transactions - those for payments of goods and services - generated by general purpose payment cards are projected to reach 515.42 billion by 2024.