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As at 31st March 2017, the banking institutions in South Africa reported a total credit cards debtors of ZAR$109.531 billion, a decrease of ZAR$0.618 billion or 0.56% compares to ZAR$110.149 billion as at 28th February 2017.
For the month of March 2017, there are 47.498 million credit card purchases processed in South Africa, an increase of 4.381 million or 10.16% compares to 43.117 million total credit card purchases processed in February 2017.
Total value of credit card purchases processed in March 2017 is ZAR$26.694 billion, an increase of ZAR$1.710 billion or 6.84% compares to ZAR$24.984 billion in February 2017. Value per credit card purchases processed for March 2017 is ZAR$562.00.

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Monthly Statistics 2017

As at 31st January 2017, the banking institutions in South Africa reported a total credit cards debtors of ZAR$109.084 billion, an increase of ZAR$1.157 billion or 1.07% compares to ZAR$107.927 billion as at 31st December 2016.
For the month of January 2017, there are 45.294 million credit card purchases processed in South Africa, a decrease of 5.633 million or 11.06% compares to 50.927 million total credit card purchases processed in December 2016.
Total value of credit card purchases processed in January 2017 is ZAR$25.498 billion, a decrease of ZAR$4.784 billion or 15.80% compares to ZAR$30.282 billion in December 2016. Value per credit card purchases processed for January 2017 is ZAR$562.94.

As at 28th February 2017, the banking institutions in South Africa reported a total credit cards debtors of ZAR$110.149 billion, an increase of ZAR$1.065 billion or 0.98% compares to ZAR$109.084 billion as at 31st January 2017.
For the month of February 2017, there are 43.117 million credit card purchases processed in South Africa, a decrease of 2.177 million or 4.81% compares to 45.294 million total credit card purchases processed in January 2017.
Total value of credit card purchases processed in February 2017 is ZAR$24.984 billion, a decrease of ZAR$0.514 billion or 2.02% compares to ZAR$25.498 billion in January 2017. Value per credit card purchases processed for February 2017 is ZAR$579.45.

Credit cards in South Africa 2015-2016

As at 31st December 2016, the banking institutions in South Africa reported a total credit cards debtors of ZAR$107.927 billion. This is a decreased of ZAR$0.884 billion or 0.81% compares to ZAR$108.811 billion in the same period for 2015.
For year 2016, there are 555.073 million credit card purchases processed in South Africa, an increase of 51.043 million or 10.13% compares to 504.03 million total credit card purchases processed in 2015.
Total value of credit card purchases processed in 2016 is ZAR$321.878 billion, an increase of ZAR$33.302 billion or 11.54% compares to ZAR$288.576 billion in 2015. The increase in value is constant with the increase in total number of credit card purchases processed.
Value per credit card purchases processed increase from ZAR$572.54 in 2015 to ZAR$579.88 in 2016.

Monthly Statistics 2016

As at 31st January 2016, the banking institutions in South Africa reported a total credit cards debtors of ZAR$110.223 billion, an increase of ZAR$1.412 billion or 1.30% compares to ZAR$108.811 billion as at 31st December 2015.
For the month of January 2016, there are 42.848 million credit card purchases processed in South Africa, a decrease of 5.307 million or 11.02% compares to 48.155 million total credit card purchases processed in December 2015.
Total value of credit card purchases processed in January 2016 is ZAR$25.776 billion, a decrease of ZAR$5.344 billion or 17.17% compares to ZAR$31.120 billion in December 2015. Value per credit card purchases processed for January 2016 is ZAR$601.57.

As at 29th February 2016, the banking institutions in South Africa reported a total credit cards debtors of ZAR$110.510 billion, an increase of ZAR$0.287 billion or 0.26% compares to ZAR$110.223 billion as at 31st January 2016.
For the month of February 2016, there are 44.1 million credit card purchases processed in South Africa, an increase of 1.252 million or 2.92% compares to 42.848 million total credit card purchases processed in January 2016.
Total value of credit card purchases processed in February 2016 is ZAR$26.024 billion, an increase of ZAR$0.248 billion or 0.96% compares to ZAR$25.776 billion in January 2016. Value per credit card purchases processed for February 2016 is ZAR$590.11.

As at 31st March 2016, the banking institutions in South Africa reported a total credit cards debtors of ZAR$110.103 billion, a decrease of ZAR$0.407 billion or 0.37% compares to ZAR$110.510 billion as at 29th February 2016.
For the month of March 2016, there are 46.608 million credit card purchases processed in South Africa, an increase of 2.508 million or 5.69% compares to 44.1 million total credit card purchases processed in February 2016.
Total value of credit card purchases processed in March 2016 is ZAR$27.459 billion, an increase of ZAR$1.435 billion or 5.51% compares to ZAR$26.024 billion in February 2016. Value per credit card purchases processed for March 2016 is ZAR$589.10.

As at 30th April 2016, the banking institutions in South Africa reported a total credit cards debtors of ZAR$107.191 billion, a decrease of ZAR$2.912 billion or 2.64% compares to ZAR$110.103 billion as at 31st March 2016.
For the month of April 2016, there are 43.888 million credit card purchases processed in South Africa, a decrease of 2.72 million or 5.84% compares to 46.608 million total credit card purchases processed in March 2016.
Total value of credit card purchases processed in April 2016 is ZAR$25.525 billion, a decrease of ZAR$1.934 billion or 7.04% compares to ZAR$27.459 billion in March 2016. Value per credit card purchases processed for April 2016 is ZAR$581.59.

As at 31st May 2016, the banking institutions in South Africa reported a total credit cards debtors of ZAR$107.252 billion, an increase of ZAR$0.061 billion or 0.06% compares to ZAR$107.191 billion as at 30th April 2016.
For the month of May 2016, there are 45.982 million credit card purchases processed in South Africa, an increase of 2.094 million or 4.77% compares to 43.888 million total credit card purchases processed in April 2016.
Total value of credit card purchases processed in May 2016 is ZAR$26.046 billion, an increase of ZAR$0.521 billion or 2.04% compares to ZAR$25.525 billion in April 2016. Value per credit card purchases processed for May 2016 is ZAR$566.44.

As at 30th June 2016, the banking institutions in South Africa reported a total credit cards debtors of ZAR$107.347 billion, an increase of ZAR$0.095 billion or 0.09% compares to ZAR$107.252 billion as at 31st May 2016.
For the month of June 2016, there are 45.087 million credit card purchases processed in South Africa, a decrease of 0.895 million or 1.95% compares to 45.982 million total credit card purchases processed in May 2016.
Total value of credit card purchases processed in June 2016 is ZAR$25.796 billion, a decrease of ZAR$0.25 billion or 0.96% compares to ZAR$26.046 billion in May 2016. Value per credit card purchases processed for June 2016 is ZAR$572.14.

As at 31st July 2016, the banking institutions in South Africa reported a total credit cards debtors of ZAR$107.850 billion, an increase of ZAR$0.503 billion or 0.47% compares to ZAR$107.347 billion as at 30th June 2016.
For the month of July 2016, there are 45.598 million credit card purchases processed in South Africa, an increase of 0.511 million or 1.13% compares to 45.087 million total credit card purchases processed in June 2016.
Total value of credit card purchases processed in July 2016 is ZAR$26.009 billion, an increase of ZAR$0.213 billion or 0.83% compares to ZAR$25.796 billion in June 2016. Value per credit card purchases processed for July 2016 is ZAR$570.40.

As at 31st August 2016, the banking institutions in South Africa reported a total credit cards debtors of ZAR$107.395 billion, a decrease of ZAR$0.455 billion or 0.42% compares to ZAR$107.850 billion as at 31st July 2016.
For the month of August 2016, there are 46.608 million credit card purchases processed in South Africa, an increase of 1.01 million or 2.22% compares to 45.598 million total credit card purchases processed in July 2016.
Total value of credit card purchases processed in August 2016 is ZAR$26.715 billion, an increase of ZAR$0.706 billion or 2.71% compares to ZAR$26.009 billion in July 2016. Value per credit card purchases processed for August 2016 is ZAR$573.18.

As at 30th September 2016, the banking institutions in South Africa reported a total credit cards debtors of ZAR$107.695 billion, an increase of ZAR$0.3 billion or 0.28% compares to ZAR$107.395 billion as at 31st August 2016.
For the month of September 2016, there are 46.591 million credit card purchases processed in South Africa, a decrease of 0.017 million or 0.04% compares to 46.608 million total credit card purchases processed in August 2016.
Total value of credit card purchases processed in September 2016 is ZAR$26.646 billion, a decrease of ZAR$0.069 billion or 0.26% compares to ZAR$26.715 billion in August 2016. Value per credit card purchases processed for September 2016 is ZAR$571.91.

As at 31st October 2016, the banking institutions in South Africa reported a total credit cards debtors of ZAR$107.833 billion, an increase of ZAR$0.138 billion or 0.13% compares to ZAR$107.695 billion as at 30th September 2016.
For the month of October 2016, there are 47.865 million credit card purchases processed in South Africa, an increase of 1.274 million or 2.73% compares to 46.591 million total credit card purchases processed in September 2016.
Total value of credit card purchases processed in October 2016 is ZAR$27.284 billion, an increase of ZAR$0.638 billion or 2.39% compares to ZAR$26.646 billion in September 2016. Value per credit card purchases processed for October 2016 is ZAR$570.02.

As at 30th November 2016, the banking institutions in South Africa reported a total credit cards debtors of ZAR$108.644 billion, an increase of ZAR$0.811 billion or 0.75% compares to ZAR$107.833 billion as at 31st October 2016.
For the month of November 2016, there are 48.971 million credit card purchases processed in South Africa, an increase of 1.106 million or 2.31% compares to 47.865 million total credit card purchases processed in October 2016.
Total value of credit card purchases processed in November 2016 is ZAR$28.315 billion, an increase of ZAR$1.031 billion or 3.78% compares to ZAR$27.284 billion in October 2016. Value per credit card purchases processed for November 2016 is ZAR$578.20.

As at 31st December 2016, the banking institutions in South Africa reported a total credit cards debtors of ZAR$107.927 billion, a decrease of ZAR$0.717 billion or 0.66% compares to ZAR$108.644 billion as at 30th November 2016.
For the month of December 2016, there are 50.927 million credit card purchases processed in South Africa, an increase of 1.956 million or 3.99% compares to 48.971 million total credit card purchases processed in November 2016.
Total value of credit card purchases processed in December 2016 is ZAR$30.282 billion, an increase of ZAR$1.967 billion or 6.95% compares to ZAR$28.315 billion in November 2016. Value per credit card purchases processed for December 2016 is ZAR$594.62.

Credit cards in South Africa 2014-2015

As at 31st December 2015, the banking institutions in South Africa reported a total credit cards debtors of ZAR$108.811 billion. This is an increased of ZAR$5.296 billion or 5.12% compares to ZAR$103.515 billion in the same period for 2014.
For year 2015, there are 504.03 million credit card purchases processed in South Africa, an increase of 39.586 million or 8.52% compares to 464.444 million total credit card purchases processed in 2014.
Total value of credit card purchases processed in 2015 is ZAR$288.576 billion, an increase of ZAR$29.933 billion or 11.57% compares to ZAR$258.643 billion in 2014. The increase in value is constant with the increase in total number of credit card purchases processed.
Value per credit card purchases processed increase from ZAR$556.89 in 2014 to ZAR$572.54 in 2015.

Monthly Statistics 2015

As at 31st January 2015, the banking institutions in South Africa reported a total credit cards debtors of ZAR$104.740 billion, an increase of ZAR$1.225 billion or 1.18% compares to ZAR$103.515 billion as at 31st December 2014.
For the month of January 2015, there are 36.925 million credit card purchases processed in South Africa, a decrease of 5.855 million or 13.69% compares to 42.78 million total credit card purchases processed in December 2014.
Total value of credit card purchases processed in January 2015 is ZAR$21.683 billion, a decrease of ZAR$3.053 billion or 12.34% compares to ZAR$24.736 billion in December 2014. Value per credit card purchases processed for January 2015 is ZAR$587.22.

As at 28th February 2015, the banking institutions in South Africa reported a total credit cards debtors of ZAR$105.484 billion, an increase of ZAR$0.744 billion or 0.71% compares to ZAR$104.740 billion as at 31st January 2015.
For the month of February 2015, there are 35.456 million credit card purchases processed in South Africa, a decrease of 1.469 million or 3.98% compares to 36.925 million total credit card purchases processed in January 2015.
Total value of credit card purchases processed in February 2015 is ZAR$20.066 billion, a decrease of ZAR$1.617 billion or 7.46% compares to ZAR$21.683 billion in January 2015. Value per credit card purchases processed for February 2015 is ZAR$565.94.

As at 31st March 2015, the banking institutions in South Africa reported a total credit cards debtors of ZAR$105.161 billion, a decrease of ZAR$0.323 billion or 0.31% compares to ZAR$105.484 billion as at 28th February 2015.
For the month of March 2015, there are 38.158 million credit card purchases processed in South Africa, an increase of 2.702 million or 7.62% compares to 35.456 million total credit card purchases processed in February 2015.
Total value of credit card purchases processed in March 2015 is ZAR$22.835 billion, an increase of ZAR$2.769 billion or 13.80% compares to ZAR$20.066 billion in February 2015. Value per credit card purchases processed for March 2015 is ZAR$598.43.

As at 30th April 2015, the banking institutions in South Africa reported a total credit cards debtors of ZAR$106.295 billion, an increase of ZAR$1.134 billion or 1.08% compares to ZAR$105.161 billion as at 31st March 2015.
For the month of April 2015, there are 36.786 million credit card purchases processed in South Africa, a decrease of 1.372 million or 3.60% compares to 38.158 million total credit card purchases processed in March 2015.
Total value of credit card purchases processed in April 2015 is ZAR$21.883 billion, a decrease of ZAR$0.952 billion or 4.17% compares to ZAR$22.835 billion in March 2015. Value per credit card purchases processed for April 2015 is ZAR$594.87.

As at 31st May 2015, the banking institutions in South Africa reported a total credit cards debtors of ZAR$107.457 billion, an increase of ZAR$1.162 billion or 1.09% compares to ZAR$106.295 billion as at 30th April 2015.
For the month of May 2015, there are 43.117 million credit card purchases processed in South Africa, an increase of 6.331 million or 17.21% compares to 36.786 million total credit card purchases processed in April 2015.
Total value of credit card purchases processed in May 2015 is ZAR$23.720 billion, an increase of ZAR$1.837 billion or 8.39% compares to ZAR$21.883 billion in April 2015. Value per credit card purchases processed for May 2015 is ZAR$550.13.

As at 30th June 2015, the banking institutions in South Africa reported a total credit cards debtors of ZAR$107.883 billion, an increase of ZAR$0.426 billion or 0.40% compares to ZAR$107.457 billion as at 31st May 2015.
For the month of June 2015, there are 43.844 million credit card purchases processed in South Africa, an increase of 0.727 million or 1.69% compares to 43.117 million total credit card purchases processed in May 2015.
Total value of credit card purchases processed in June 2015 is ZAR$24.236 billion, an increase of ZAR$0.516 billion or 2.18% compares to ZAR$23.720 billion in May 2015. Value per credit card purchases processed for June 2015 is ZAR$552.78.
For the six months ended 30th June 2015, 234.286 million credit card purchases recorded in South Africa with a total value of ZAR$134.423 billion.

As at 31st July 2015, the banking institutions in South Africa reported a total credit cards debtors of ZAR$107.966 billion, an increase of ZAR$0.083 billion or 0.08% compares to ZAR$107.883 billion as at 30th June 2015.
For the month of July 2015, there are 44.249 million credit card purchases processed in South Africa, an increase of 0.405 million or 0.92% compares to 43.844 million total credit card purchases processed in June 2015.
Total value of credit card purchases processed in July 2015 is ZAR$24.718 billion, an increase of ZAR$0.482 billion or 1.99% compares to ZAR$24.236 billion in June 2015. Value per credit card purchases processed for July 2015 is ZAR$558.61.

As at 31st August 2015, the banking institutions in South Africa reported a total credit cards debtors of ZAR$108.090 billion, an increase of ZAR$0.124 billion or 0.11% compares to ZAR$107.966 billion as at 31st July 2015.
For the month of August 2015, there are 43.583 million credit card purchases processed in South Africa, a decrease of 0.666 million or 1.51% compares to 44.249 million total credit card purchases processed in July 2015.
Total value of credit card purchases processed in August 2015 is ZAR$24.027 billion, a decrease of ZAR$0.691 billion or 2.80% compares to ZAR$24.718 billion in July 2015. Value per credit card purchases processed for August 2015 is ZAR$551.29.

As at 30th September 2015, the banking institutions in South Africa reported a total credit cards debtors of ZAR$108.627 billion, an increase of ZAR$0.537 billion or 0.50% compares to ZAR$108.090 billion as at 31st August 2015.
For the month of September 2015, there are 44.091 million credit card purchases processed in South Africa, an increase of 0.508 million or 1.17% compares to 43.583 million total credit card purchases processed in August 2015.
Total value of credit card purchases processed in September 2015 is ZAR$24.169 billion, an increase of ZAR$0.142 billion or 0.59% compares to ZAR$24.027 billion in August 2015. Value per credit card purchases processed for September 2015 is ZAR$548.16.
For the nine months ended 30th September 2015, 366.209 million credit card purchases recorded in South Africa with a total value of ZAR$207.337 billion.

As at 31st October 2015, the banking institutions in South Africa reported a total credit cards debtors of ZAR$109.065 billion, an increase of ZAR$0.438 billion or 0.40% compares to ZAR$108.627 billion as at 30th September 2015.
For the month of October 2015, there are 45.507 million credit card purchases processed in South Africa, an increase of 1.416 million or 3.21% compares to 44.091 million total credit card purchases processed in September 2015.
Total value of credit card purchases processed in October 2015 is ZAR$25.470 billion, an increase of ZAR$1.301 billion or 5.38% compares to ZAR$24.169 billion in September 2015. Value per credit card purchases processed for October 2015 is ZAR$559.69.

As at 30th November 2015, the banking institutions in South Africa reported a total credit cards debtors of ZAR$109.099 billion, an increase of ZAR$0.034 billion or 0.03% compares to ZAR$109.065 billion as at 31st October 2015.
For the month of November 2015, there are 44.16 million credit card purchases processed in South Africa, a decrease of 1.347 million or 2.96% compares to 45.507 million total credit card purchases processed in October 2015.
Total value of credit card purchases processed in November 2015 is ZAR$24.648 billion, a decrease of ZAR$0.822 billion or 3.23% compares to ZAR$25.470 billion in October 2015. Value per credit card purchases processed for November 2015 is ZAR$558.15.

As at 31st December 2015, the banking institutions in South Africa reported a total credit cards debtors of ZAR$108.811 billion, a decrease of ZAR$0.288 billion or 0.26% compares to ZAR$109.099 billion as at 30th November 2015.
For the month of December 2015, there are 48.155 million credit card purchases processed in South Africa, an increase of 3.995 million or 9.05% compares to 44.16 million total credit card purchases processed in November 2015.
Total value of credit card purchases processed in December 2015 is ZAR$31.120 billion, an increase of ZAR$6.472 billion or 26.26% compares to ZAR$24.648 billion in November 2015. Value per credit card purchases processed for December 2015 is ZAR$646.25.

Credit cards in South Africa 2013-2014

As at 31st December 2014, the banking institutions in South Africa reported a total credit cards debtors of ZAR$103.515 billion. This is an increased of ZAR$9.832 billion or 10.49% compares to ZAR$93.683 billion in the same period for 2013.
For year 2014, there are 464.444 million credit card purchases processed in South Africa, an increase of 60.682 million or 15.03% compares to 403.762 million total credit card purchases processed in 2013.
Total value of credit card purchases processed in 2014 is ZAR$258.643 billion, an increase of ZAR$43.887 billion or 20.44% compares to ZAR$214.756 billion in 2013. The increase in value is constant with the increase in total number of credit card purchases processed.
Value per credit card purchases processed increase from ZAR$531.89 in 2013 to ZAR$556.89 in 2014.

Monthly Statistics 2014

As at 31st January 2014, the banking institutions in South Africa reported a total credit cards debtors of ZAR$95.184 billion, an increase of ZAR$1.501 billion or 1.60% compares to ZAR$93.683 billion as at 31st December 2013.
For the month of January 2014, there are 38.304 million credit card purchases processed in South Africa, a decrease of 1.666 million or 4.17% compares to 39.97 million total credit card purchases processed in December 2013.
Total value of credit card purchases processed in January 2014 is ZAR$20.632 billion, an increase of ZAR$0.225 billion or 1.08% compares to ZAR$20.857 billion in December 2013. Value per credit card purchases processed for January 2014 is ZAR$538.64.

As at 28th February 2014, the banking institutions in South Africa reported a total credit cards debtors of ZAR$96.476 billion, an increase of ZAR$1.292 billion or 1.36% compares to ZAR$95.184 billion as at 31st January 2014.
For the month of February 2014, there are 35.021 million credit card purchases processed in South Africa, a decrease of 3.283 million or 8.57% compares to 38.304 million total credit card purchases processed in January 2014.
Total value of credit card purchases processed in February 2014 is ZAR$19.021 billion, a decrease of ZAR$1.611 billion or 7.81% compares to ZAR$20.632 billion in January 2014. Value per credit card purchases processed for February 2014 is ZAR$543.13.

As at 31st March 2014, the banking institutions in South Africa reported a total credit cards debtors of ZAR$96.193 billion, a decrease of ZAR$0.283 billion or 0.29% compares to ZAR$96.476 billion as at 28th February 2014.
For the month of March 2014, there are 38.026 million credit card purchases processed in South Africa, an increase of 3.005 million or 8.58% compares to 35.021 million total credit card purchases processed in February 2014.
Total value of credit card purchases processed in March 2014 is ZAR$20.783 billion, an increase of ZAR$1.762 billion or 9.26% compares to ZAR$19.021 billion in February 2014. Value per credit card purchases processed for March 2014 is ZAR$546.55.

As at 30th April 2014, the banking institutions in South Africa reported a total credit cards debtors of ZAR$97.643 billion, an increase of ZAR$1.45 billion or 1.51% compares to ZAR$96.193 billion as at 31st March 2014.
For the month of April 2014, there are 38.891 million credit card purchases processed in South Africa, an increase of 0.865 million or 2.27% compares to 38.026 million total credit card purchases processed in March 2014.
Total value of credit card purchases processed in April 2014 is ZAR$21.002 billion, an increase of ZAR$0.219 billion or 1.05% compares to ZAR$20.783 billion in March 2014. Value per credit card purchases processed for April 2014 is ZAR$540.02.

As at 31st May 2014, the banking institutions in South Africa reported a total credit cards debtors of ZAR$98.942 billion, an increase of ZAR$1.299 billion or 1.33% compares to ZAR$97.643 billion as at 30th April 2014.
For the month of May 2014, there are 38.791 million credit card purchases processed in South Africa, a decrease of 0.1 million or 0.26% compares to 38.891 million total credit card purchases processed in April 2014.
Total value of credit card purchases processed in May 2014 is ZAR$21.550 billion, an increase of ZAR$0.548 billion or 2.61% compares to ZAR$21.002 billion in April 2014. Value per credit card purchases processed for May 2014 is ZAR$555.54.

As at 30th June 2014, the banking institutions in South Africa reported a total credit cards debtors of ZAR$99.620 billion, an increase of ZAR$0.678 billion or 0.69% compares to ZAR$98.942 billion as at 31st May 2014.
For the month of June 2014, there are 37.543 million credit card purchases processed in South Africa, a decrease of 1.248 million or 3.22% compares to 38.791 million total credit card purchases processed in May 2014.
Total value of credit card purchases processed in June 2014 is ZAR$20.723 billion, a decrease of ZAR$0.827 billion or 3.84% compares to ZAR$21.550 billion in May 2014. Value per credit card purchases processed for June 2014 is ZAR$551.98.

As at 31st July 2014, the banking institutions in South Africa reported a total credit cards debtors of ZAR$100.430 billion, an increase of ZAR$0.81 billion or 0.82% compares to ZAR$99.620 billion as at 30th June 2014.
For the month of July 2014, there are 39.643 million credit card purchases processed in South Africa, an increase of 2.1 million or 5.59% compares to 37.543 million total credit card purchases processed in June 2014.
Total value of credit card purchases processed in July 2014 is ZAR$22.108 billion, an increase of ZAR$1.385 billion or 6.68% compares to ZAR$20.723 billion in June 2014. Value per credit card purchases processed for July 2014 is ZAR$557.68.

As at 31st August 2014, the banking institutions in South Africa reported a total credit cards debtors of ZAR$101.305 billion, an increase of ZAR$0.875 billion or 0.87% compares to ZAR$100.430 billion as at 30th July 2014.
For the month of August 2014, there are 38.259 million credit card purchases processed in South Africa, a decrease of 1.348 million or 3.49% compares to 39.643 million total credit card purchases processed in July 2014.
Total value of credit card purchases processed in August 2014 is ZAR$20.723 billion, a decrease of ZAR$0.72 billion or 3.36% compares to ZAR$21.443 billion in July 2014. Value per credit card purchases processed for August 2014 is ZAR$541.65.
As at 30th September 2014, the banking institutions in South Africa reported a total credit cards debtors of ZAR$101.879 billion, an increase of ZAR$0.574 billion or 0.57% compares to ZAR$101.305 billion as at 31st August 2014.
For the month of September 2014, there are 39.489 million credit card purchases processed in South Africa, an increase of 1.23 million or 3.21% compares to 38.259 million total credit card purchases processed in August 2014.
Total value of credit card purchases processed in September 2014 is ZAR$22.121 billion, an increase of ZAR$0.678 billion or 3.16% compares to ZAR$21.443 billion in August 2014. Value per credit card purchases processed for September 2014 is ZAR$560.18.

As at 31st October 2014, the banking institutions in South Africa reported a total credit cards debtors of ZAR$102.795 billion, an increase of ZAR$0.916 billion or 0.90% compares to ZAR$101.879 billion as at 30th September 2014.
For the month of October 2014, there are 39.944 million credit card purchases processed in South Africa, an increase of 0.455 million or 1.15% compares to 39.489 million total credit card purchases processed in September 2014.
Total value of credit card purchases processed in October 2014 is ZAR$23.110 billion, an increase of ZAR$0.989 billion or 4.47% compares to ZAR$22.121 billion in September 2014. Value per credit card purchases processed for October 2014 is ZAR$578.56.

As at 30th November 2014, the banking institutions in South Africa reported a total credit cards debtors of ZAR$103.471 billion, an increase of ZAR$0.676 billion or 0.66% compares to ZAR$102.795 billion as at 31st October 2014.
For the month of November 2014, there are 37.752 million credit card purchases processed in South Africa, a decrease of 2.192 million or 5.49% compares to 39.944 million total credit card purchases processed in October 2014.
Total value of credit card purchases processed in November 2014 is ZAR$21.413 billion, a decrease of ZAR$1.697 billion or 7.34% compares to ZAR$23.110 billion in October 2014. Value per credit card purchases processed for November 2014 is ZAR$567.20.

As at 31st December 2014, the banking institutions in South Africa reported a total credit cards debtors of ZAR$103.515 billion, an increase of ZAR$0.044 billion or 0.04% compares to ZAR$103.471 billion as at 30th November 2014.
For the month of December 2014, there are 42.78 million credit card purchases processed in South Africa, an increase of 5.028 million or 13.32% compares to 37.752 million total credit card purchases processed in November 2014.
Total value of credit card purchases processed in December 2014 is ZAR$24.736 billion, an increase of ZAR$3.323 billion or 15.52% compares to ZAR$21.413 billion in November 2014. Value per credit card purchases processed for December 2014 is ZAR$578.21.

Credit cards in South Africa 2012-2013

As at 31st December 2013, the banking institutions in South Africa reported a total credit cards debtors of ZAR$93.683 billion. This is an alaraming increased of ZAR$12.401 billion or 15.26% compares to ZAR$81.282 billion in the same period for 2012.
For year 2013, there are 403.762 million credit card purchases processed in South Africa, an increase of 48.948 million or 13.80% compares to 354.814 million total credit card purchases processed in 2012.
Total value of credit card purchases processed in 2013 is ZAR$214.756 billion, an increase of ZAR$27.135 billion or 14.46% compares to ZAR$187.621 billion in 2012. The increase in value is constant with the increase in total number of credit card purchases processed.
Value per credit card purchases processed increase from ZAR$528.79 in 2012 to ZAR$531.89 in 2013.


Credit cards in South Africa 2011-2012

As at 31st December 2012, the banking institutions in South Africa reported a total credit cards debtors of ZAR$81.282 billion. This is an alaraming increased of ZAR$19.138 billion or 31.18% compares to ZAR$61.964 billion in the same period for 2011.
For year 2012, there are 354.814 million credit card purchases processed in South Africa, an increase of 37.429 million or 11.79% compares to 317.385 million total credit card purchases processed in 2011.
Total value of credit card purchases processed in 2012 is ZAR$187.621 billion, an increase of ZAR$21.294 billion or 12.80% compares to ZAR$166.327 billion in 2011. The increase in value is constant with the increase in total number of credit card purchases processed.
Value per credit card purchases processed increase from ZAR$524.05 in 2011 to ZAR$528.79 in 2012.


Credit cards in South Africa 2010-2011

As at 31st December 2011, the banking institutions in South Africa reported a total credit cards debtors of ZAR$61.964 billion. This is an increased of ZAR$5.405 billion or 9.56% compares to ZAR$56.559 billion in the same period for 2010.
For year 2011, there are 317.385 million credit card purchases processed in South Africa, an increase of 24.302 million or 8.29% compares to 293.083 million total credit card purchases processed in 2010.
Total value of credit card purchases processed in 2011 is ZAR$166.327 billion, an increase of ZAR$16.713 billion or 11.17% compares to ZAR$149.614 billion in 2010. The increase in value is constant with the increase in total number of credit card purchases processed.
Value per credit card purchases processed increase from ZAR$510.48 in 2010 to ZAR$524.05 in 2011.


Credit cards in South Africa 2009-2010

As at 31st December 2010, the banking institutions in South Africa reported a total credit cards debtors of ZAR$56.559 billion. This is an increased of ZAR$823 million or 1.48% compares to ZAR$55.736 billion in the same period for 2009. As at 31st March 2011, total credit cards debtors stood at ZAR$57.674 billion. As at 30th September 2011, total credit cards debtors stood at ZAR$60.274 billion.
For year 2010, there are 293.083 million credit card purchases processed in South Africa, an increase of 7.340 million or 2.57% compares to 285.743 million total credit card purchases processed in 2009. For the first three months from January to March 2011, there are 75.081 million credit card purchases processed in South Africa, an increase of 5.437 million or 7.81% compares to 69.644 million in the same period in 2010. For the first nine months from January to September 2011, there are 209.445 million credit card purchases processed in South Africa.
Total value of credit card purchases processed in 2010 is ZAR$149.614 billion, an increase of ZAR$7.416 billion or 5.22% compares to ZAR$142.198 billion in 2009. This increase in value is constant with the increase in total number of credit card purchases processed. For the first three months from January to March 2011, total value of credit card purchases processed is ZAR$38.285 billion, an increase of ZAR$2.748 billion or 7.73% compares to ZAR$35.537 billion in the same period in 2010. For the first nine months from January to September 2011, total value of credit card purchases processed is ZAR$120.517 billion.
Value per credit card purchases processed increase from ZAR$497.64 in 2009 to ZAR$510.48 in 2010.


Credit cards in South Africa 2008-2009

As at 31st December 2009, the banking institutions in South Africa reported a total credit cards debtors of ZAR$55.736 billion. This is a decreased of ZAR$1.609 billion or 2.81% compares to ZAR$57.345 billion in the same period for 2008.
For year 2009, there are 285.743 million credit card purchases processed in South Africa, a significant decrease of 51.427 million or 15.25% compares to 337.170 million total credit card purchases processed in 2008.
Total value of credit card purchases processed in 2009 is ZAR$142.198 billion, a decrease of ZAR$18.521 billion or 11.52% compares to ZAR$160.719 billion in 2008. This drop in value is constant with the decreasing total number of credit card purchases processed.
Value per credit card purchases processed increase from ZAR$476.67 in 2008 to ZAR$497.64 in 2009.


Credit cards growth in South Africa

The economy of South Africa has been in an upswing since September 1999
In the second quarter of 2008 South Africa’s gross domestic product (GDP) rose by 4.9%.
The South African Reserve Bank (the SARB) is the central bank of the Republic of South Africa.
Retail banks had been trying to enter previously untapped lower-income markets, with some making extensive use of credit cards.
Thus credit cards in South Africa has recorded considerable growth where issuers tempt consumers with enticing products and offers.
In the past two years, the amount of loans granted through credit cards had grown 40% a year.
We hope this section will help South African to get the best credit card offers available in the market.

Monthly Statistics 2013

As at 31st January 2013, total credit cards debtors in South Africa stood at ZAR$82.628 billion, an increase of ZAR$1.346 billion or 1.66% compares to ZAR$81.282 billion as at 31st December 2012. For January 2013, there are 32.824 million credit card purchases processed in South Africa, a decrease of 12.80% or 4.818 million compares to 37.642 million in December 2012. Total value of credit card purchases processed in January 2013 is ZAR$17.147 billion, a decrease of ZAR$3.38 billion or 16.47% compares to ZAR$20.527 billion in December 2012. Value per credit card purchases processed for January 2013 is ZAR$522.39.

As at 28th February 2013, total credit cards debtors in South Africa stood at ZAR$83.742 billion, an increase of ZAR$1.114 billion or 1.35% compares to ZAR$82.628 billion as at 31st January 2013. For February 2013, there are 29.547 million credit card purchases processed in South Africa, a decrease of 9.98% or 3.277 million compares to 32.824 million in January 2013. Total value of credit card purchases processed in February 2013 is ZAR$15.664 billion, a decrease of ZAR$1.483 billion or 8.65% compares to ZAR$17.147 billion in January 2013. Value per credit card purchases processed for February 2013 is ZAR$530.14.

As at 31st March 2013, total credit cards debtors in South Africa stood at ZAR$83.935 billion, an increase of ZAR$0.193 billion or 0.23% compares to ZAR$83.742 billion as at 28th February 2013. For March 2013, there are 32.114 million credit card purchases processed in South Africa, an increase of 8.69% or 2.567 million compares to 29.547 million in February 2013. Total value of credit card purchases processed in March 2013 is ZAR$17.338 billion, an increase of ZAR$1.674 billion or 10.69% compares to ZAR$15.664 billion in February 2013. Value per credit card purchases processed for March 2013 is ZAR$539.89.

As at 30th April 2013, total credit cards debtors in South Africa stood at ZAR$84.798 billion, an increase of ZAR$0.863 billion or 1.03% compares to ZAR$83.935 billion as at 31st March 2013. For April 2013, there are 32.571 million credit card purchases processed in South Africa, an increase of 1.42% or 0.457 million compares to 32.114 million in March 2013. Total value of credit card purchases processed in April 2013 is ZAR$17.501 billion, an increase of ZAR$0.163 billion or 0.94% compares to ZAR$17.338 billion in March 2013. Value per credit card purchases processed for April 2013 is ZAR$537.32.

As at 31st May 2013, total credit cards debtors in South Africa stood at ZAR$85.962 billion, an increase of ZAR$1.164 billion or 1.37% compares to ZAR$84.798 billion as at 30th April 2013. For May 2013, there are 33.61 million credit card purchases processed in South Africa, an increase of 3.19% or 1.039 million compares to 32.571 million in April 2013. Total value of credit card purchases processed in May 2013 is ZAR$17.972 billion, an increase of ZAR$0.471 billion or 2.69% compares to ZAR$17.501 billion in April 2013. Value per credit card purchases processed for May 2013 is ZAR$534.72.

As at 30th June 2013, total credit cards debtors in South Africa stood at ZAR$86.973 billion, an increase of ZAR$1.011 billion or 1.18% compares to ZAR$85.962 billion as at 31st May 2013. For June 2013, there are 31.527 million credit card purchases processed in South Africa, a decrease of 6.20% or 2.083 million compares to 33.61 million in May 2013. Total value of credit card purchases processed in June 2013 is ZAR$17.003 billion, a decrease of ZAR$0.969 billion or 5.39% compares to ZAR$17.972 billion in May 2013. Value per credit card purchases processed for June 2013 is ZAR$539.32.

As at 31st July 2013, total credit cards debtors in South Africa stood at ZAR$87.350 billion, an increase of ZAR$0.377 billion or 0.43% compares to ZAR$86.973 billion as at 30th June 2013. For July 2013, there are 33.683 million credit card purchases processed in South Africa, an increase of 6.84% or 2.156 million compares to 31.527 million in June 2013. Total value of credit card purchases processed in July 2013 is ZAR$18.283 billion, an increase of ZAR$1.28 billion or 7.53% compares to ZAR$17.003 billion in June 2013. Value per credit card purchases processed for July 2013 is ZAR$539.32.

As at 31st August 2013, total credit cards debtors in South Africa stood at ZAR$88.586 billion, an increase of ZAR$1.236 billion or 1.41% compares to ZAR$87.350 billion as at 31st July 2013. For August 2013, there are 32.664 million credit card purchases processed in South Africa, a decrease of 3.03% or 1.019 million compares to 33.683 million in July 2013. Total value of credit card purchases processed in August 2013 is ZAR$17.858 billion, a decrease of ZAR$0.425 billion or 2.32% compares to ZAR$18.283 billion in July 2013. Value per credit card purchases processed for August 2013 is ZAR$546.72.

As at 30th September 2013, the banking institutions in South Africa reported a total credit cards debtors of ZAR$89.552 billion, an increase of ZAR$0.966 billion or 1.09% compares to ZAR$88.586 billion as at 31st August 2013.
For the month of September 2013, there are 31.793 million credit card purchases processed in South Africa, a decrease of 0.871 million or 2.67% compares to 32.664 million total credit card purchases processed in August 2013.
Total value of credit card purchases processed in September 2013 is ZAR$17.345 billion, a decrease of ZAR$0.513 billion or 2.87% compares to ZAR$17.858 billion in August 2013. Value per credit card purchases processed for September 2013 is ZAR$545.56.
For the 9 months ended 30th September 2013, 290.333 million credit card purchases processed, with a total value of ZAR$156.311 billion. This translates into ZAR$538.39 per credit card purchases.

As at 31st October 2013, the banking institutions in South Africa reported a total credit cards debtors of ZAR$92.016 billion, an increase of ZAR$2.464 billion or 2.75% compares to ZAR$89.552 billion as at 30th September 2013.
For the month of October 2013, there are 36.757 million credit card purchases processed in South Africa, an increase of 4.964 million or 15.61% compares to 31.793 million total credit card purchases processed in September 2013.
Total value of credit card purchases processed in October 2013 is ZAR$18.928 billion, an increase of ZAR$1.583 billion or 9.13% compares to ZAR$17.345 billion in September 2013. Value per credit card purchases processed for October 2013 is ZAR$514.95.

As at 30th November 2013, the banking institutions in South Africa reported a total credit cards debtors of ZAR$93.213 billion, an increase of ZAR$1.197 billion or 1.30% compares to ZAR$92.016 billion as at 31st October 2013.
For the month of November 2013, there are 36.702 million credit card purchases processed in South Africa, a decrease of 0.055 million or 0.15% compares to 36.757 million total credit card purchases processed in October 2013.
Total value of credit card purchases processed in November 2013 is ZAR$18.860 billion, a decrease of ZAR$0.068 billion or 0.36% compares to ZAR$18.928 billion in October 2013. Value per credit card purchases processed for November 2013 is ZAR$513.87.

As at 31st December 2013, the banking institutions in South Africa reported a total credit cards debtors of ZAR$93.683 billion, an increase of ZAR$0.47 billion or 0.50% compares to ZAR$93.213 billion as at 30th November 2013.
For the month of December 2013, there are 39.97 million credit card purchases processed in South Africa, an increase of 3.268 million or 8.90% compares to 36.702 million total credit card purchases processed in November 2013.
Total value of credit card purchases processed in December 2013 is ZAR$20.857 billion, an increase of ZAR$1.997 billion or 10.59% compares to ZAR$18.860 billion in November 2013. Value per credit card purchases processed for December 2013 is ZAR$521.82.
For the 12 months ended 31st December 2013, 403.762 million credit card purchases processed, with a total value of ZAR$214.756 billion. This translates into ZAR$531.89 per credit card purchases.

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