Data

The data used for the creation of our dashboards are publicly available and can be accessed through this link.

Overview

Aggregate daily transaction volume and number of transactions for the following transaction types

  • Debit card payments at merchants in Switzerland by Domestic / Foreign cardholders.
  • Credit card payments in Switzerland by Domestic / Foreign cardholders and by Point of Sale / E-commerce merchants.
  • Mobile payments at merchants in Switzerland.
  • Cash withdrawals by domestic debit cardholders.
  • Cash deposits by domestic debit cardholders.

Data Providers: Worldline & SIX

Period / Frequency: Daily from 2019-01-01

Access data here: https://monitoringconsumption.com/overview_data

Acquiring Data by Merchant type and Location

Payment transactions of debit cards, credit cards and mobile payments at merchants in Switzerland

  • Payment transactions by merchant category (Retail, Services) and transaction channel (Point of Sale /Ecommerce)
  • Payment transactions by merchant category (Retail, Services) and payment method (Debit, Credit, Mobile)
  • Payment transactions by merchant category (Retail, Services) and location (Agglomeration or Region)
  • Payment transactions by Canton
  • Payment transactions by Origin of the cardholder.

Data Provider: Worldline

Period / Frequency: Daily from 2019-01-01

Access Data here: https://monitoringconsumption.com/acquiring_data

Debit Card Issuing Data by Merchant Type and Location

Point of Sale payments and ATM transactions by cards issued to domestic card holders

  • Payment transactions by merchant category (Retail, Services) and merchant location (Agglomeration or Region/Country)
  • Payment transactions by Canton / Country
  • ATM transactions in Switzerland (withdrawals and deposits) by location (Agglomeration or Canton)

Data Provider: SIX

Period / Frequency: Daily from 2019-01-01

Access Data here: https://monitoringconsumption.com/issuing_data

Credit card Issuing Data by Channel and Location

Credit card payments by cards issued to domestic card holders

  • Payment transactions by channel (Point of sale, Online) and location (Switzerland, Cross-border)

Data Providers: Members of Swiss Payment Association (SPA); BonusCard.ch AG, Cembra Money Bank AG, Cornèr Bank AG, PostFinance AG, Swisscard AECS GmbH, UBS Switzerland AG, Viseca Card Services SA.

Period / Frequency: Weekly (Thursday-Wednesday) for 2020, Monthly for 2021

Access Data here: https://monitoringconsumption.com/issuing_data

Location and Merchant Category Mapping

The data presented on our dashboards and available for download provides breakdowns by merchant category and merchant location for point of sale (PoS) card payments. For ATM transactions the data also provides a breakdown of ATM location.

We classify Merchant Categories according to the standard NOGA industry code classification. To preserve anonymity of the data we hereby cluster NOGA codes to summary categories.

The data underlying our published data includes an identifier for the municipality (PLZ) in which a merchant / ATM is located. To preserve anonymity of the data we the location of Merchants / ATM’s by two separate methods:

Our mapping File of NOGA codes to the presented summary merchant categories as well as our mapping file of PLZ to Grossregion / Canton and Agglomeration type are available here:

Access Mapping Files (xls) here: Mapping Files