Credit and Debit Card Statistics 

The Credit and Debit Card Statistics provide data in relation to credit and debit card transactions, including a sectoral breakdown of expenditure, E-commerce, spending outside Ireland, and data pertaining to the role of debit cards.

A breakdown of the number of credit/debit cards currently issued to Irish residents is also provided.


The Monthly Credit & Debit Card Statistics will be temporarily paused for further publication after the latest publication on 3rd May. As per our previous notice on the Daily Credit and Debit Card Statistics, the Central Bank has undertaken a review of the Monthly Credit & Debit Card Statistics and the existing data will soon be replaced with an enhanced publication containing new and more granular insights on Credit & Debit Card expenditure by Irish Resident Households. It is expected that the enhanced Credit & Debit Card Statistics data will be available for publication by end-June.

Statistical Release

Credit and Debit Card Statistics March 2023 | pdf 444 KB

Related Data Set

Table A.13 Credit and Debit Card Statistics | xls 155 KB Table A.13.1 Credit Card Statistics - Discontinued | xls 4257 KB

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