The Global Cash Index™, a Cardtronics collaboration, focuses on the use of cash for making payments and as a payment method that equally plays a role with cards, checks, direct debit and other methods of settling up between consumers and businesses. Unlike most reported estimates of cash, our proprietary data analysis focuses on the use of cash for making payments rather than hoarding.
United States Analysis
KEY FINDINGS INCLUDE:
The U.S. used more than $2.3 trillion in cash in 2015
U.S. cash share accounted for 12.6 percent of the nation’s GDP in 2016
PYMNTS forecasts that U.S. cash share will represent 11.2 percent of the country’s GDP by 2021