Revisions to the Red Book statistics

This page outlines the revisions made to the Red Book statistics since the last publication.


March 2019

  • Revised data: for 2017, the number of cards with a delayed debit function (Table 4) has been revised for Argentina.
  • Revised data: the number of cards with delayed debit functions and with credit functions (Table 4) has been revised for Indonesia.
  • Revised data: the following volumes and values for the United States in 2012 to 2017 have been re-estimated: credit transfers, direct debits; payments with cards with a debit function; payments with cards with a card function; e-money payments; partial breakdown of "card and e-money payments" by device presence/absence; partial breakdown of "card and e-money payments; device present": by technology; partial breakdown of "cash withdrawals" by terminal type inside and outside, of which: at ATMs (Tables 5 and 6).
  • Revised footnote: Sweden has removed the footnote from the item "Memo: Cash withdrawals with cards issued outside the country at locations inside the country" (Table 6, former footnote 1).
  • Revised classification: Mexico's SPEI payment system has been reclassified as a large-value, retail and fast payment system (Tables 7, 8 and 9). SPEI started processing fast payments in November 2015. Mexico's SPID payment system has been reclassified as a large-value payment system (Tables 7, 8 and 9).
  • Revised data: values of transactions processed by Mexico's SPID payment system (Table 9) have been expressed in local currency, using the end-of-year exchange rate from Table 1.
  • Revised data: data reported so far for Tables 12-14 for Saudi Arabia have been removed. Saudi Arabia's CCP will start operating in the second half of 2019.
  • Revised data: the total value of contracts and transactions submitted to Indonesia's Clearing and Guarantee Corporation (KPEI) / E-Clear & E-BOCS  (Table 14) has been revised.

Table 1 and 2 may also show revised macroeconomic data. The most recent macroeconomic data are used for the comparative tables.