Featured Analyses

Covid-19 and Cash

Content: Trend (28-day moving average) in cash withdrawals by domestic debit cardholders, comparing the years 2021 and 2020. Furthermore, the monthly cash withdrawals are being compared to point-of-sale transactions from the same cardholders.

Data Provider: SIX

Period / Frequency: Monthly from 2021-01-01

Retail Trade Nowcast

Content: Using monthly data from 2005:01 to 2019:12, we estimate the month-on-month correlation between the retail trade turnover index (Detailhandelsumsatz, DHU) and debit card transactions at point-of-sale. Based on the observed monthly DHU indicators for 2020 and the observed payment card transaction volume of the most recent month, we nowcast the unobserved DHU index for that month.

Data Providers: SIX, Worldline, Federal Statistical Office (FSO)

Period / Frequency: Monthly from 2021-01-01

Monthly Payment Card Transactions

Content: This dashboard presents monthly payment card transaction volumes for cash withdrawals, online transactions and point of sale (PoS) transactions with debit and credit cards. Transaction volumes are reported for domestic cards holders (cards issued in Switzerland) and foreign cardholders separately.

Data Providers: Swiss National Bank (SNB)

Period / Frequency: Monthly from 2015-01-01