In September, 171.9 million card transactions were made in Norway, with a total value of NOK 60.3 billion.
Thus, the value of card transactions grew by 10% from September last year, even though the number of transactions fell by 0.7%, Nets writes in a press release.
“We marked increases in Norwegians’ card consumption in the summer – you could clearly see that it was a domestic holiday this year.
“In August, consumption fell compared with the first summer months of the year, which is natural when people return to everyday life after the holidays.
“But in September, we see growth in card consumption again,” press manager Søren Winge at Nets noted.
The number of card transactions, and especially contactless card transactions, has grown strongly in recent months due to the corona pandemic.
The proportion of contactless payments was around 50% during the spring, and now as much as 76% of all card payments are made in a contactless manner.
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