Global Mobile Payment Industry - Statistics and Trends

Did you know the estimated global mobile payment market is to hit $620 Billion in 2016 and will reach $1,080 Billion by 2019. Check out our infographic on Global Mobile Payment Industry for latest mobile payment statistics and trends including incentive for non-users to start making mobile payments, common barriers to mobile wallet usage, usage patterns by transaction type for mobile payments and more.

Global Mobile Payment Industry Statistics and Trends

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Estimated Global mobile payment market to hit $620bn in 2016

Year Estimated Revenue ( in Billions USD)
2015 450
2016 620
2017 780
2018 930
2019 1,080

Estimated number of Mobile money services – 271

  By Region Estimated Number of Mobile Money Services
Sub-Saharan & Africa 145
South Asia 45
Latin America & Caribbean 30
East Asia & Pacific 28
Middle East & North Africa 16
Europe & Central Asia 7

79% of mobile payment users would make more mobile payments if offered discount pricing or coupons based on past purchases

Incentive for non-users to start making mobile payments

  Incentives %age
Discount pricing / coupons 54%
Special offer on reward points 53%
Improve your shopping experience 53%
Able to scan product and present information about product 49%
Tracks spending habits 48%
Valued customer treatment 48%
Eliminating the requirement for check out 47%
Receive loyalty offers 46%
Receive notification for upcoming produce releases  at store 35%

Common Barriers to Mobile Wallet Usage

Barriers %age
Worried about security 62%
Don’t want to pay any fees 40%
Don’t want store to have mobile wallet info 26%
Not convenient 19%
No single payment system across merchants 15%
Credit cards have better rewards 14%
Not available at stores of choice 9%

Usage Patterns by Transaction Type for Mobile Payments

Usage %age
Quick service Food/Drinks 40%
Grocery Store 39%
Convenience Store 34%
Full-Service Restaurant 33%
Large Retailer 31%
Parking 29%
Household Bills 29%
Taxi Services 28%
Telecom Services 27%


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