Payment statistics

These statistics cover important aspects of payment transactions in EU countries. They are compiled at EU and euro area levels, and individually for each EU country.

Information is available on the usage of different payment services and instruments, and on payments processed by the main payment and settlement systems. Data on the general economic situation in each country are available for comparison.

The statistics also cover securities trading, clearing and settlement for the different types of pre- and post-trade infrastructures and systems.

Payment statistics provide information on the number and value of payment transactions for each type of payment instrument and service in Europe. They can be used to identify trends in payments and are essential in helping ECB policymakers take well-informed decisions.

In addition, statistics on securities trading, clearing and settlement can be used for structural analysis, oversight and research purposes.