Paying on credit and debit cards has carried on to increase as part of August and is today above the daily average during August of 12 months which is previous, new figures from the Central Bank show.
But, ATM withdrawals stay significantly down on year that is last .
This has dragged down the overall daily card spend, which in turn has ATM withdrawals, to three % below what it had been in August 2019.
But compared to its low point in mid-April, flash card spending is up sixty three %.
The Central Bank has today printed statistics that detail flash card transaction information for July and some first figures for this month – up to August twenty four.
Nevertheless, ATM withdrawals are down thirty one % when compared to last year to ensure the general invest remains lower than August 2019.
The third stage of the lifting of restrictions in July was definitely apparent in very last month’s card payments.
List paying remained fairly static compared to the earlier month with clothing set up 9 % but groceries done three %.
Nevertheless, the spend on food remains 36 % bigger an annual basis.
Shelling out on electric products and hardware also declined slightly in July by two % but the two sectors remained more than thirty % higher than in July last year.
There was, nevertheless, a jump of 160 % in spending on accommodation and a twenty four % increase on travel.
But shelling out in the two sectors is still way below what it was in July last 12 months, with accommodation down fifty one % as well as transport slumping sixty six % an annual basis.
Paying in places was up fifty six % in July but remains 20 % below year that is previous .
The switch to spending on services by consumers might have contributed to the spend on ecommerce remaining pretty fixed very last month at €2.2 billion, which is actually up one % on June.
But e-commerce remains up sixteen % when compared to last year and these days accounts for 41 % of total card spending, the Central Bank said.