Electronic Card Transactions: December 2011

Embargoed until 10:45am  –  17 January 2012

Key facts

Changes in the seasonally adjusted value of transactions (compared with November 2011) were as follows:

  • Total electronic card transactions were flat (down just 0.2 percent).
  • Transactions in the retail industries fell slightly (down 0.3 percent).
  • Transactions in the core retail industries were flat (down just 0.1 percent).
  • The consumables and durables industries had the largest increases. Most other industries had small falls.

The actual (unadjusted) value of transactions in the core retail series was up 6.5 percent from December 2010.

There were 101 million transactions in the retail industries in December 2011. This is the first time transactions in the retail industries have exceeded 100 million. 

 Geoff Bascand  17 January 2012
 Government Statistician  ISSN 1178-0258