Federal Reserve Payments Study (FRPS)


The 2019 triennial Federal Reserve Payments Study, which will provide estimates through 2018, will be posted when available. The most recent report, linked below, is the 2018 Annual Supplement, which provides estimates through 2017.

Trends in noncash payments, by number, 2000-17

Figure 1. Trends in noncash payments 2000-17, by number
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The Federal Reserve Payments Study: 2018 Annual Supplement

  • Full Report (includes figures and data tables) (HTML)
  • Data Tables (Excel)
  • Accessible Version of Data Tables (PDF)

This Federal Reserve Payments Study (FRPS) brief updates data on core noncash payment types and systems that support everyday payments by U.S. consumers and businesses. The data show faster growth in electronic payments from 2016 to 2017 compared with previous years. Remote payments continued to grow as a share of general-purpose card payments, and the value of in-person chip-authenticated general-purpose card payments exceeded the value of those without chip-authentication for the first time. Meanwhile, partial data from large banks indicate the number of check payments and cash withdrawals from automated teller machines (ATMs) continued to decline.


For questions or comments, or to be added to the FRPS mailing list, please contact [email protected].

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Last Update: November 12, 2019