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)

sorting sorting Q2/2019 sorting Q3/2019 sorting Q4/2019 sorting Q1/2020 sorting Q2/2020 sorting Q3/2020 sorting Q4/2020 sorting Q1/2021 sorting Q2/2021
Total number of cards (irrespective of the number of functions on the card)1 3,239,003 3,240,195 3,225,847 3,447,415 3,388,999 7,089,828 13,753,866 16,170,417 17,802,901
Domestic cards 8,536 8,121 7,329 3,560 3,002 3,746 2,731 1,736 2,057
International cards 3,230,467 3,232,074 3,218,518 3,443,855 3,385,997 7,086,082 13,751,135 16,168,681 17,800,844
Visa cards 583,100 575,990 554,628 743,770 749,717 2,978,837 6,527,483 6,244,214 7,454,076
MasterCard cards 2,647,367 2,656,084 2,663,890 2,700,085 2,636,280 4,107,245 7,223,652 9,924,467 10,346,768
Other cards - - - - - - - - -
Last update: 24-04-2017