Contactless transactions top weekly point of sale, eCommerce data
TDT | Manama
The Daily Tribune – www.newsofbahrain.com
Bahrain announced weekly statistics of points of sale and e-commerce operations yesterday, reporting a 1.6% decline in the 19th to the 25th of June 2022 period. Transaction volume touched 3.202,497, of which 75.7% are contactless and 12.0% are e-commerce.
Bahraini Debit cards account for 56.4% of the weekly transactions, non-Bahraini debit cards 8.1%, Bahraini credit cards 25.5%, and non-Bahraini credit cards 10.0%. In terms of value, transaction value touched BD71.1 million, which was a weelky decline of 7.6%. 50.5% of the transaction value accounts for contactless and 29.3% for e-commerce.
Sector-wise, restaurants topped the list for volume and government services for the value of transactions. The top sectors of the week in terms of volume are restaurants (down 3.8%), supermarkets (down 1.5%), Government services (3.2%), Health (up 1.6%) and Clothing and footwear (up
5.3%). Top sectors in terms of value are Government services (down 24.5%), restaurants (down 4.3%), supermarket (up 3.0%), clothing and footwear (up 4.9%) and health (up 0.5%).