Monday, December 01, 2003

5.685.517 pin-transactions for Sinterklaas: 1,13 billion over 2003

.. debit-card transactions occured on saturday, due to the Sinterklaas-shopping spree. This is more than last year (5.325.917 transaction) and very close to the 5,75 million transactions that occured last year on the saturday before Christmas.

If we use the number to estimate the total number of this years transactions we may expect 1131 million (1,131 billion) debit-card transactions in 2003, which is still a 6,75 % rise over last year. As for the number of transactions on the Saturday before Christmas, this will probably be 5,98 million (give or take a few).