Bank of Lithuania

Number of valid cards with the cash and/or payment function, issued by Lithuanian PSPs at the end of the quarter. Three-party scheme cards, issued by PSPs acting as intermediaries (e.g. American Express, Diners), are also included. Cards issued by merchants (e.g. discount cards, points cards, etc.) are excluded from payment cards, unless they have been issued in cooperation with PSPs. Cards issued by Lithuanian PSPs or Lithuanian PSPs acting as intermediaries that can be used only domestically are included in the category of domestic cards, whereas cards that can be used both domestically and internationally – international cards.  

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Payment cards issued by Lithuanian paymens service providers

Measurement units: VIENETAI (units)

Q3/2018 Q4/2018 Q1/2019 Q2/2019 Q3/2019 Q4/2019 Q1/2020 Q2/2020 Q3/2020
Total number of cards (irrespective of the number of functions on the card)1 3,268,504 3,243,393 3,241,220 3,239,003 3,240,195 3,225,847 3,450,329 3,392,746 7,089,828
Domestic cards 8,721 8,711 7,799 8,536 8,121 7,329 3,560 3,002 3,746
International cards 3,259,783 3,234,682 3,233,421 3,230,467 3,232,074 3,218,518 3,446,769 3,389,744 7,086,082
Visa cards 605,109 590,144 587,798 583,100 575,990 554,628 743,770 749,717 2,978,837
MasterCard cards 2,654,674 2,644,538 2,645,623 2,647,367 2,656,084 2,663,890 2,702,999 2,640,027 4,107,245
Other cards - - - - - - - - -
Last update: 24-04-2017