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On New Year's holidays, Russians were less likely to withdraw cash
During the New Year holidays, Russians were less likely to withdraw cash, preferring cashless payments. Compared to the same period last year, cash withdrawals have decreased by 20%.
According to the press service of the company "MultiCarta", the average cash withdrawal check increased by 12% and amounted to 11,5 thousand rubles. The total volume of spending by Russians on cards during the New Year holidays increased by less than 5% compared to the same period in 2020. During the holiday weekend, Russian residents made more than 81 million transactions worth 114 billion rubles. Most often, cards were used to pay in grocery stores, fast food outlets, alcohol markets, pharmacies and car service stations.
The share of contactless payments using smartphones and other gadgets in the total number of transactions increased slightly - by 2%. The most popular is contactless payment in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Vladivostok, Khabarovsk and Yekaterinburg.