The statistics on payment services, large-value payment systems and retail payment systems comprise data from several data sets and contains information on:

  • Statistics on access and usage of payment services (PAY, PCT, PDD, PEM, PCP, PPC, PMC, PCN, PIS)
  • Statistics on institutions offering payment services (SSP)
  • Statistics on access and usage of payment terminals (PTT, PTN)
  • Statistics on TARGET2 and national retail and large-value payment systems (PSN, PST)
  • Statistics on banknotes (BKN)
  • Statistics on settlement media (currency in circulation, overnight deposits) used in the economy (BSP)

Data are collected with a semi-annual frequency. High level indicators and information on electronic card-based payment transactions are available with a quarterly frequency.

Quarterly data are published two months and a half following the end of the quarter while data for the first half-year is published by end-January of the following year and data for the second half-year is published by end-July of the following year.

For further information on statistics on payment services, large-value payment systems and retail payment systems, please refer to the links below.

Statistics on payment services, large-value payment systems and retail payment systems on the ECB website

    Statistical manuals

    A manual supporting the reporting under the Regulation ECB/2020/59 and Guideline ECB/2021/13 is available here