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Electronic Card Transactions: March 2012
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  12 April 2012
Key facts

Changes in the seasonally adjusted value of transactions (compared with February 2012) were as follows:

  • Total electronic card transactions were down (0.2 percent).
  • Transactions in the retail industries were up (0.3 percent).
  • Transactions in the core retail industries were up (0.5 percent).
  • The largest increase was in the hospitality industry.
  • Non-retail and fuel had the largest decreases. 

The actual (unadjusted) value of transactions in the core retail series was up 5.8 percent from March 2011.

 Geoff Bascand 12 April 2012
 Government Statistician  ISSN 1178-0258

 

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