In 2011 Azerbaijan’s non-cash payments via cards made up 5.3% of overall cards turnover and 2.8% of all deals
Baku, Fineko/abc.az. In 2011 the share of non-cash payments through POS terminals via Azerbaijani banks’ plastic cards declined to 5.25% of overall turnover and quantity of card operations to 2.77% of all card deals (including 5.16% and 2.37% in December respectively) against 5,54% and 2,17% in 2010, 8% and 3.79% in 2009 and 7.46% and 2.32% in 2008 respectively.
The Central Bank of Azerbaijan (CBA) reports that in Febraury plastic cards turnover through POS terminals amounted to AZN 28 million with overall turnover of AZN 543 million. 96.000 transactions of all types were carried out via cards last month versus 4.057 million ones of all types. In January- February cards turnover through POS terminals totaled AZN 53 million with overall turnover of AZN 991 million and number of transactions reached 207.000 versus 7.4 million of total number of operations. Last year cards turnover through POS terminals totaled AZN 335 million with overall turnover of AZN 6.046 bn and number of transactions reached 1.01 million versus 46.4 million of total number of operations.
In 2009, turnover via plastic cards through POS terminals made AZN 344 million with total turnover of AZN 5.457 bn versus AZN 0.319 bn and AZN 4.274 bn respectively for 2008. Last year it was carried out 1.3 million operations with them against 929,000 ones in 2008.
In 2011 it was conducted 154,000 non-cash operations through debit cards (54,000 operations in February) for AZN 30 million (AZN 16 million) and through credit cards - 53,000 operations (12,000) for AZN 23 million (AZN 12 million).
In 2010 it was conducted 805,000 non-cash operations through debit cards (99,000 operations in December) for AZN 196 million (AZN 24 million) and through credit cards - 206,000 operations (25,000) for AZN 139 million (AZN 17 million).
In 2009, 1.159 million non-cash operations were carried out for AZN 208 million through debit cards (overall number of 43.306 million operations for AZN 4.925 million) and 161,000 operations for AZN 136 million through credit cards (1.993 million operations for AZN 532 million). In 2008, 791,000 non-cash operations were carried out for AZN 201 million through debit cards (overall number of transactions with such cards made 38.448 million operations for AZN 3.801 million) and 138,000 transactions for AZN 118 million through credit cards (overall number of 1.663 million operations for AZN 473 million).
By 1 March 2011 it was installed 1.912 cash machines and 7.983 POS- terminals versus 1,892 cash machines and 7,872 POS-terminals in 2010 and 1,694 cash machines and 8657 POS terminals in 2009.
By the reported date there were 4.284 million active cards versus 4.23 million cards in 2010 and 3.97 million ones in 2009.
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