Cash used less. All the more actively in the global economy, the use of electronic payments and other intangible means of payment - by AMarkets materials.
The dark side of the trend - the complexity of motion control "incorporeal" cash. According to estimates of the US Federal Reserve, to the end of 2016 the volume of non-cash transactions in the consumer sector was the world's $ 616.9 billion In 2010, the figure was much smaller -.. $ 60 billion Interestingly, the data on the electronic and cash transactions are very different across countries, and even within one and the same region.
For example, Sweden. The country has about 59% of all retail transactions occur electronically. Pure cash payments - it is only 2%. But fans in Germany "hard" currency much more. I remember an interesting linguistic point: the word "debt" and the word "wine" in German - are one and the same.
In Germany, only 33% of all retail transactions occur in non-cash form. And per capita in the country accounts for only 0.06 credit cards (namely credit, not debit).