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Data presentation - Summary description

PTN dataset includes information on the number of ATMs, POS or e-money terminals

Methodological information
Source data type

National data are collected and compiled by EU NCBs

Time period

Annual data since 2000 to ongoing (annual frequency not available for all series)

Semi-annual data since 2022 to ongoing

Frequency of data collection


Statistical concepts and definitions

For information about the naming convention (series key dimensions and metadata), refer to the PTN underlying DSD (ECB_PAY12) maintained by the ECB.

Statistical processing
Data validation

Structured Feedback Reports and confirmation of data by NCBs

Data revision - policy

Revisions to historical data are transmitted alongside data reported for the latest reference period

Administrative Information

PTT – ATM, OTC and POS terminal transactions

Data source

National Central Banks in the European Union

Contact organisation

DG-S Financial Statistics (MOE/FINS)

Quality management

Logical and plausibility checking


Data are published 7 months after the reference period for semi-annual data. Quarterly data is published together with the semi-annual data (data for two quarters published at a time).

Dissemination format

ECB’s Statistical Data Warehouse; time series to the ESCB; updated documentation in the ECB’s website

Dissemination format - news release
Documentation on methodology
Technical Information

Download the series catalogue containing a full list of series and associated metadata of the dataset PTN in CSV format (zipped)

Dataset last update
31 January 2024 10:00 CET
Metadata last update
8 November 2023 11:27 CET