Featured Analyses

Payment Card Transactions by Foreign Cardholders in Switzerland: transaction volumes by merchant category

Content: Using data on private consumption in Switzerland, as measured by daily payment card transactions since 2019:01, we visualize the spending by foreign cardholders in Switzerland in different merchant categories. The interactive dashboard also allows to compare the expenditures of foreign and Swiss cardholders. Moreover, the total expenditure can be summed for selected countries or compared across countries of cardholder origin. Furthermore, the type of moving average can be selected.

Data Provider: Worldline

Period / Frequency: Daily from 2019-01-01

Payment Card Transactions in Switzerland: transaction expenditure shares by merchant category and their changes over time

Content: Using monthly debit card payments data since 2019:01, we visualize each merchant category’s share of payment card volume. The analysis is done on a monthly basis and shows year-on-year developments. Additionally, we break down the analysis for cardholder origin and agglomeration type.

Data Provider: Worldline

Period / Frequency: Monthly from 2019-01

Payment Card Transactions in Switzerland: Covid-19 and foreign card spending

Content: Using daily debit card payments data since 2019:01, we visualize the development of foreign cardholder spending in Switzerland per country of origin. The analysis is done for neighboring countries as well as other major card spending contributors that can be selected on the dashboard. Additionally, a benchmark analysis based on 2019 shows the deviation from pre-Covid-19 foreign card spending.

Data Provider: Worldline

Period / Frequency: Daily from 2019-01-01

Payment Card Transactions in Switzerland: Weather Effect

Content: Using daily debit card payments and ATM data from 2021:01 to 2021:05, we visualize the correlation between consumer spending and different weather indices as well as precipitation, temperature and sunshine duration.The analysis is done for the merchant categories Food and beverage services; Retail: Food, beverage, tobacco; Retail: Fuel stations on Canton level. Leisure indices (e.g. TV Index or BBQ Index) that aggregate several weather data points are used to analyze the weather effects on household spending and Covid-19 restrictions for restaurants.

Data Provider: Worldline and Meteomatics

Period / Frequency: Daily from 2021-01-01

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

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