Here’s how Pakistan’s card payment market will grow in 2021

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Here’s how Pakistan’s card payment market will grow in 2021. Source:

The card payment market in Pakistan will grow 12.3% in 2021 with the expected economic recovery following the COVID-19 pandemic, GlobalData predicts. Growth will be supported by government initiatives to expand access to financial services and gradually improve the payment infrastructure.

According to data, card payments in Pakistan grew by an average of 23.1% between 2017 and 2019. However, in 2020, there was a slower growth of 3.8% due to lower consumer spending amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

As the country is gradually recovering from the pandemic, consumer and commercial activity is gaining momentum. As a result, the value of card payments is estimated to grow by 12.3% in 2021 to PKR546.6 billion ($3.4 billion). The compound annual growth rate (CAGR) is projected to reach 15.2% and reach PKR 961.4 billion ($6.0 billion) in 2025.

The payment card market in Pakistan is still underdeveloped with just 15 cards per 100 inhabitants, compared to 63 in India and 683 in China. A large size of Pakistan’s population is still outside the purview of banking system
Nikhil Reddy, Payments Senior Analyst at GlobalData

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