Distribution of consumer transactions worldwide 2018, by payment channel

This statistic presents the most popular payment methods for everyday transactions according to internet users worldwide as of June 2018. When asked to think about they payment methods for their ten most recent transactions, it was found that seven percent were made via P2P transfer. In-store still accounted for the single largest share of everyday transactions with 41 percent. Digital as a whole accounted for 59 percent of consumer payment transactions.

Most popular payment methods for everyday transactions according to internet users worldwide as of June 2018

Share of respondents
In-store41%
Other online14%
Buy buttons9%
Other mobile transfers8%
P2P transfer7%
Mobile messenger apps7%
QR codes5%
Other in-app payments4%
Smart home device2%
Wearables / contactless2%
Other2%
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Sources

Release date

June 2019

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

May 31, 2018 to June 29, 2018

Number of respondents

8,127 respondents

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Full question was ‘Please think about the payments you make for everyday transactions (excluding rent, mortgage, or other larger, infrequent payments). Thinking of your past 10 everyday transactions, how many were made in each of the following ways?’

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