Daily Credit and Debit Card Statistics

This high-frequency daily Credit and Debit Data captures expenditure of euro-denominated credit and debit cards issued to Irish residents. The dataset consists of total daily debit and credit card spending and ATM withdrawals, while from 1 October 2020, expenditure in a number of key sectors of the economy, and a split of online and in-store spending is also available.

Updated 13 May

  • Total card spending in the week ending 08 May decreased by 7 per cent, or €137 million, when compared to the previous week.
  • Spending in the other retail, transport, restaurants and other sectors all decreased week-on-week, with the other sector recording the largest spending decline of 15 per cent. 
  • Meanwhile, spending in the groceries and accommodation sectors were largely unchanged compared to the previous week.
  • Total card spending in May to date (to 08 May) was 22 per cent, or €360 million higher compared to the same period in 2021.
 

Chart 1: Daily card spending and cash withdrawals activity

Card spending and cash withdrawals activity

Chart 2: Weekly Change Card Spending by Sector

Weekly Change Card Spending by Sector

 

Related Data Set

Table A.13.2 Daily Card Payments Data | xls 161 KB

This page will be updated weekly every Friday.

A more detailed aggregated monthly publication of the card payments data is available at the link below

 

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