The above graph represents the total volume and value of BHIM transactions in India by month. In August 2019, about 16.89 million transactions worth Rs 6,132.1 crore were made through the Bharat Interface for Money (BHIM) app in India. That represents nearly 5.5% month-over-month increase in the transaction volume and a negligible 0.17% month-over-month growth in the transaction value.

SourceReserve Bank of India (RBI), NPCI
Last Updated24 September 2019
Graph ID483
DurationDecember 2016 to August 2019

The usage of BHIM app in India spiked immediately after its launch in December 2016. Within one month, about 1.718 million transactions valued at Rs 356.5 crore were completed through BHIM app by Indians.

India has been witnessing significant growth in the volume and value of BHIM transactions that take place every month. In April 2017, where the number of transactions through BHIM app increased nearly 30% month-over-month to 3.187 million, the total amount transacted crossed Rs 1000-crore mark for the first time.

It was September 2018 when the monthly transactions through BHIM app in India declined for the first time, since its launch in December 2016. The total number of BHIM transactions in India declined from 16.5 million in August to 16.3 million in September, registering a 1.2% month-over-month decline.

On the other hand, the total amount transacted through BHIM app declined for the first time in November 2018. The total value of BHIM transactions declined from Rs 8,206.37 crore in October 2018 to Rs 7,981.82 crore in November 2018, registering 2.7% month-over-month decline.

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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