Credit Cards in Japan

November 2020
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Overview:

Understand the latest market trends and future growth opportunities for the Credit Card Transactions industry in Japan with research from Euromonitor International's team of in-country analysts – experts by industry and geographic specialisation.

Key trends are clearly and succinctly summarised alongside the most current research data available. Understand and assess competitive threats and plan corporate strategy with our qualitative analysis, insight and confident growth projections.

If you're in the Credit Card Transactions industry in Japan, our research will help you to make informed, intelligent decisions; to recognise and profit from opportunity, or to offer resilience amidst market uncertainty.

The Credit Card Transactions in Japan report includes:

  • Analysis of key supply-side and demand trends
  • Detailed segmentation of international and local products
  • Historic volume and value sizes, company and brand market shares
  • Five year forecasts of market trends and market growth
  • Robust and transparent research methodology, conducted in-country

This report answers:

  • What is the market size of Credit Card Transactions in Japan?
  • What are the major trends key to understanding Credit Card Transactions in Japan?
  • How has COVID-19, recession and macroeconomic volatility impacted the market?
  • How long will the market take to recover? What are the opportunities now?
  • How will political context and shifting cultural values shape future growth?
  • Where is future growth expected to be most dynamic?

Charge Cards in Japan - Category analysis

Charge Cards in Japan - Company Profile

2020 IMPACT

Credit Cards in Japan - Category analysis

Credit Cards in Japan - Company Profile

KEY DATA FINDINGS

2020 IMPACT

Government’s aim of a cashless society drives credit card use
Credit cards also being driven by consumers seeing cash as unhygienic during the pandemic
Consumers reluctant to buy big-ticket items or to rack up any more debt in 2020

RECOVERY AND OPPORTUNITIES

Loyalty programmes support the popularity of credit cards
E-commerce and mobile payments expanding the usage occasions for credit cards
Government actively encouraging the use of non-cash payments

CATEGORY DATA

Table 1 Credit Cards: Number of Cards in Circulation 2015-2020 Table 2 Credit Cards Transactions 2015-2020 Table 3 Credit Cards in Circulation: % Growth 2015-2020 Table 4 Credit Cards Transactions: % Growth 2015-2020 Table 5 Commercial Credit Cards: Number of Cards in Circulation 2015-2020 Table 6 Commercial Credit Cards Transactions 2015-2020 Table 7 Commercial Credit Cards in Circulation: % Growth 2015-2020 Table 8 Commercial Credit Cards Transactions: % Growth 2015-2020 Table 9 Personal Credit Cards: Number of Cards in Circulation 2015-2020 Table 10 Personal Credit Cards Transactions 2015-2020 Table 11 Personal Credit Cards in Circulation: % Growth 2015-2020 Table 12 Personal Credit Cards Transactions: % Growth 2015-2020 Table 13 Credit Cards: Number of Cards by Issuer 2015-2019 Table 14 Credit Cards: Number of Cards by Operator 2015-2019 Table 15 Credit Cards Payment Transaction Value by Issuer 2015-2019 Table 16 Credit Cards Payment Transaction Value by Operator 2015-2019 Table 17 Commercial Credit Cards: Number of Cards by Issuer 2015-2019 Table 18 Commercial Credit Cards: Number of Cards by Operator 2015-2019 Table 19 Commercial Credit Cards Payment Transaction Value by Issuer 2015-2019 Table 20 Commercial Credit Cards Payment Transaction Value by Operator 2015-2019 Table 21 Personal Credit Cards: Number of Cards by Issuer 2015-2019 Table 22 Personal Credit Cards: Number of Cards by Operator 2015-2019 Table 23 Personal Credit Cards Payment Transaction Value by Issuer 2015-2019 Table 24 Personal Credit Cards Payment Transaction Value by Operator 2015-2019 Table 25 Forecast Credit Cards: Number of Cards in Circulation 2020-2025 Table 26 Forecast Credit Cards Transactions 2020-2025 Table 27 Forecast Credit Cards in Circulation: % Growth 2020-2025 Table 28 Forecast Credit Cards Transactions: % Growth 2020-2025 Table 29 Forecast Commercial Credit Cards: Number of Cards in Circulation 2020-2025 Table 30 Forecast Commercial Credit Cards Transactions 2020-2025 Table 31 Forecast Commercial Credit Cards in Circulation: % Growth 2020-2025 Table 32 Forecast Commercial Credit Cards Transactions: % Growth 2020-2025 Table 33 Forecast Personal Credit Cards: Number of Cards in Circulation 2020-2025 Table 34 Forecast Personal Credit Cards Transactions 2020-2025 Table 35 Forecast Personal Credit Cards in Circulation: % Growth 2020-2025 Table 36 Forecast Personal Credit Cards Transactions: % Growth 2020-2025

Debit Cards in Japan - Category analysis

Debit Cards in Japan - Company Profile

KEY DATA FINDINGS

2020 IMPACT

Cashless payments benefit from the government’s rebate scheme
Non-cash payments also driven by hygiene reasons during the pandemic
Debit cards still a relatively small niche, but opportunities exist for consumers with low/no credit rating

RECOVERY AND OPPORTUNITIES

Further growth expected for debit cards over the forecast period
Cash will continue to generate competition for debit card payments...
...as will other financial cards and new concepts like digital payments

CATEGORY DATA

Table 37 Debit Cards: Number of Cards in Circulation 2015-2020 Table 38 Debit Cards Transactions 2015-2020 Table 39 Debit Cards in Circulation: % Growth 2015-2020 Table 40 Debit Cards Transactions: % Growth 2015-2020 Table 41 Debit Cards: Number of Cards by Issuer 2015-2019 Table 42 Debit Cards: Number of Cards by Operator 2015-2019 Table 43 Debit Cards Payment Transaction Value by Issuer 2015-2019 Table 44 Debit Cards Payment Transaction Value by Operator 2015-2019 Table 45 Forecast Debit Cards: Number of Cards in Circulation 2020-2025 Table 46 Forecast Debit Cards Transactions 2020-2025 Table 47 Forecast Debit Cards in Circulation: % Growth 2020-2025 Table 48 Forecast Debit Cards Transactions: % Growth 2020-2025

Pre-Paid Cards in Japan - Category analysis

Pre-Paid Cards in Japan - Company Profile

KEY DATA FINDINGS

2020 IMPACT

Government’s rebate scheme for use of non-cash payments provides some momentum for pre-paid cards
Pre-paid cards an ideal replacement for “unhygienic” cash payments
Pre-paid cards hit by the general drop in consumer spending as well as less use of transportation

RECOVERY AND OPPORTUNITIES

Pre-paid cards will continue to be popular for small-value payments
Credit cards offer better loyalty programmes than pre-paid cards
Pre-paid cards moving into the mobile payments arena

CATEGORY DATA

Table 49 Pre-paid Cards: Number of Cards in Circulation 2015-2020 Table 50 Pre-paid Cards Transactions 2015-2020 Table 51 Pre-paid Cards in Circulation: % Growth 2015-2020 Table 52 Pre-paid Cards Transactions: % Growth 2015-2020 Table 53 Closed Loop Pre-paid Cards Transactions 2015-2020 Table 54 Closed Loop Pre-paid Cards Transactions: % Growth 2015-2020 Table 55 Open Loop Pre-paid Cards Transactions 2015-2020 Table 56 Open Loop Pre-paid Cards Transactions: % Growth 2015-2020 Table 57 Pre-paid Cards: Number of Cards by Issuer 2015-2019 Table 58 Pre-paid Cards: Number of Cards by Operator 2015-2019 Table 59 Pre-paid Cards Transaction Value by Issuer 2015-2019 Table 60 Pre-paid Cards Transaction Value by Operator 2015-2019 Table 61 Closed Loop Pre-paid Cards: Number of Cards by Issuer 2015-2019 Table 62 Closed Loop Pre-paid Cards: Number of Cards by Operator 2015-2019 Table 63 Closed Loop Pre-paid Cards Transaction Value by Issuer 2015-2019 Table 64 Closed Loop Pre-paid Cards Transaction Value by Operator 2015-2019 Table 65 Open Loop Pre-paid Cards: Number of Cards by Issuer 2015-2019 Table 66 Open Loop Pre-paid Cards: Number of Cards by Operator 2015-2019 Table 67 Open Loop Pre-paid Cards Transaction Value by Issuer 2015-2019 Table 68 Open Loop Pre-paid Cards Transaction Value by Operator 2015-2019 Table 69 Forecast Pre-paid Cards: Number of Cards in Circulation 2020-2025 Table 70 Forecast Pre-paid Cards Transactions 2020-2025 Table 71 Forecast Pre-paid Cards in Circulation: % Growth 2020-2025 Table 72 Forecast Pre-paid Cards Transactions: % Growth 2020-2025 Table 73 Forecast Closed Loop Pre-paid Cards Transactions 2020-2025 Table 74 Forecast Closed Loop Pre-paid Cards Transactions: % Growth 2020-2025 Table 75 Forecast Open Loop Pre-paid Cards Transactions 2020-2025 Table 76 Forecast Open Loop Pre-paid Cards Transactions: % Growth 2020-2025

Store Cards in Japan - Category analysis

Store Cards in Japan - Company Profile

KEY DATA FINDINGS

2020 IMPACT

Store cards already on a downward trajectory prior to the COVID-19 outbreak
Lack of new cards and department stores’ struggles negatively impact store cards
Closure of department stores during the state of emergency period hits store card usage

RECOVERY AND OPPORTUNITIES

Gradual disappearance of store cards expected...
...but it will not happen during the forecast period
Using one’s store card via Zoom

CATEGORY DATA

Table 77 Store Cards: Number of Cards in Circulation 2015-2020 Table 78 Store Cards Transactions 2015-2020 Table 79 Store Cards in Circulation: % Growth 2015-2020 Table 80 Store Cards Transactions: % Growth 2015-2020 Table 81 Store Cards: Number of Cards by Issuer 2015-2019 Table 82 Store Cards: Payment Transaction Value by Issuer 2015-2019 Table 83 Forecast Store Cards: Number of Cards in Circulation 2020-2025 Table 84 Forecast Store Cards Transactions 2020-2025 Table 85 Forecast Store Cards in Circulation: % Growth 2020-2025 Table 86 Forecast Store Cards Transactions: % Growth 2020-2025

Financial Cards and Payments in Japan - Industry Overview

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

COVID-19 impact on consumer payments
COVID-19 country impact
Declining transactions value for credit cards in 2020, with only debit cards seeing positive growth
Government cashless payments scheme helps drive point-of-sale adoption of non-cash payment technology
Loyalty programmes and reward schemes remain popular among Japanese consumers
What next for consumer payments?

MARKET INDICATORS

Table 87 Number of POS Terminals: Units 2015-2020 Table 88 Number of ATMs: Units 2015-2020 Table 89 Value Lost to Fraud 2015-2020 Table 90 Card Expenditure by Location 2020 Table 91 Financial Cards in Circulation by Type: % Number of Cards 2015-2020 Table 92 Domestic versus Foreign Spend 2020

MARKET DATA

Table 93 Financial Cards by Category: Number of Cards in Circulation 2015-2020 Table 94 Financial Cards by Category: Number of Accounts 2015-2020 Table 95 Financial Cards Transactions by Category: Value 2015-2020 Table 96 Financial Cards by Category: Number of Transactions 2015-2020 Table 97 Consumer Payments by Category: Value 2015-2020 Table 98 Consumer Payments by Category: Number of Transactions 2015-2020 Table 99 M-Commerce by Category: Value 2015-2020 Table 100 M-Commerce by Category: % Value Growth 2015-2020 Table 101 Financial Cards: Number of Cards by Issuer 2015-2019 Table 102 Financial Cards: Number of Cards by Operator 2015-2019 Table 103 Financial Cards: Card Payment Transactions Value by Operator 2015-2019 Table 104 Financial Cards: Card Payment Transactions Value by Issuer 2015-2019 Table 105 Forecast Financial Cards by Category: Number of Cards in Circulation 2020-2025 Table 106 Forecast Financial Cards by Category: Number of Accounts 2020-2025 Table 107 Forecast Financial Cards Transactions by Category: Value 2020-2025 Table 108 Forecast Financial Cards by Category: Number of Transactions 2020-2025 Table 109 Forecast Consumer Payments by Category: Value 2020-2025 Table 110 Forecast Consumer Payments by Category: Number of Transactions 2020-2025 Table 111 Forecast M-Commerce by Category: Value 2020-2025 Table 112 Forecast M-Commerce by Category: % Value Growth 2020-2025

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