Volume and Value of UPI Transactions In India by Month

The below graph represents the total volume and value of UPI transactions in India by month, starting from August 2016 to September 2020. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Indians chose digital transactions over cash payments as a result an increase in volume and value of UPI transactions in the month of September!

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The above graph represents the total volume and value of UPI transactions in India by month, starting from August 2016 to September 2020. The digital transactions in India through Unified Payments Interface (UPI) touched a new record in September 2020, in terms of volume and value. About 1,800.14 million UPI transactions worth Rs 3,29,027.66 crore were recorded in the month of September 2020. That represented over 11.2% month-over-month growth in volume and 10.3% growth in value of UPI transactions.

UPI Transactions In India Volume vs Value: History

RegionIndia
SourceReserve Bank of India (RBI), NPCI
Graph ID482
NoteIndia fiscal year starts from April 01

Interestingly, the December 2018 was the first time the total amount transacted through UPI in a month surpassed Rs 1- trillion mark. About 620.17 million transactions valued at Rs 1,02,594.8 crore were completed through UPI in December month, as against 524.94 million transactions valued at Rs 82,232.2 crore in the previous month.

As per the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) data shown in the graph, UPI transactions in value declined for two straight months (June and July 2019), despite increasing the number of transactions. While the number of UPI transactions increased from 733.54 million in May 2019 to 754.54 million in June 2019, the total amount transacted decreased from Rs 1,52,449.3 crore to Rs 1,46,566.4 crore during the same period.

Note: This data excludes the transactions having debit/credit to the same account for the month of August 2018 onwards.

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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