The above graph represents the monthly distribution of the PPI transactions volume in India by type – mobile wallets and PPI cards. In July 2019, about 407.59 million transactions were carried out through Prepaid Payment Instruments (PPIs). Interestingly, over 85% of those transactions were completed using mobile wallets, and rest 14.8% were completed using PPI cards.

SourceReserve Bank of India (RBI)
Last Updated18 September 2019
Graph ID473
DurationApril 2012 – July 2019

The total number of mobile wallet transactions in India increased from 334.7 million in June 2019 to 347.13 million in July 2019. On the other hand, the total number of PPI card transactions increased from 55.12 million to the highest-ever 60.46 million during the same period.

The volume of PPI transactions in India hit an all-time high in the month of January 2019. Out of the total 443.58 million PPI transactions, over 89% or a whopping 395.83 million transactions completed using mobile wallets. Nearly 47.75 million transactions carried out through PPI cards in that month.

In the wake of demonetization, India witnessed astonishing growth in the number of PPI transactions (including mobile wallets and PPI cards). From just 97 million in September 2016 to 126.9 million in October 2016, PPI transactions volume grew over 30.7% month-over-month. Over 78.5% of those 126.9 million transactions (i.e. 99.57 million) in October month completed using mobile wallets. While about 27.29 million transactions were done through PPI cards and a small 0.041 million through paper vouchers.

Digital Transactions In India: Additional Information

The internet revolution has resulted in exploded adoption of digital methods of transactions worldwide. The users of Credit & Debit cards, mobile and internet nowadays are far more aware and digitally empowered with making financial transactions. In the last few years, however, digital transactions have branched out into multiple types of financial transactions.

Started with the use of Credit and Debit cards at POS in large retail stores, digital transactions industry has come a long way. The introduction of mobile wallets and UPI have transformed the whole digital transaction industry in India. RTGS (Real Time Gross Settlement), NEFT (National Electronic Fund Transfer), CTS (Cheque Truncation System), IMPS (Immediate Payment Service), NACH (National Automated Clearing House), UPI (Unified Payments Interface) and PPI (Prepaid Payment Instruments) are the main type of financial transactions that fall under the Digital transaction category.

Digital transactions save time and money, resulting in a better bottom line. Customer experiences are also enhanced (think of the convenience of eSigning versus having to print a contract, sign it, and then return it by mail or fax). And digital transactions improve tracking capabilities, which helps reduce errors.

The exploded adoption of smartphones, mobile apps and mobile internet has helped Digital transaction industry to grow at an unprecedented rate. With more than 500 million smartphone users, India is one of the largest countries by the number of digital transactions that are recorded every month.

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