Interac Tables




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                         NUMBER OF MERCHANTS THAT OFFER
                   INTERAC(R) DIRECT PAYMENT (IDP)/PROVINCE(x)
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    PROVINCE                   1994          1995          1996          1997

    British Columbia         10,449        17,360        25,219        35,696
    Alberta                   7,667        12,674        18,227        25,187
    Saskatchewan              2,092         3,707         5,228         7,171
    Manitoba                  2,518         4,221         5,679         7,691
    Ontario                  21,260        39,340        56,315        78,158
    Québec                   40,151        51,665        58,577        65,215
    New Brunswick             1,477         3,107         4,237         5,607
    Nova Scotia               1,517         3,402         4,683         6,301
    Prince Edward Island        192           425           655           952
    Newfoundland                675         1,527         2,238         3,290

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    Canada                   87,998       137,428       181,058       235,268
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                   NUMBER OF INTERAC(R) DIRECT PAYMENT (IDP)
                            TRANSACTIONS/PROVINCE(x)
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    PROVINCE                   1994          1995          1996          1997

    British Columbia     23,543,246    53,928,784    99,609,718   152,041,755
    Alberta              18,154,144    43,054,446    76,151,206   119,079,121
    Saskatchewan          3,520,361     9,514,954    18,537,483    29,370,491
    Manitoba              6,461,020    14,594,104    24,388,516    36,789,854
    Ontario              20,790,385    84,990,805   188,163,971   306,100,673
    Québec              111,200,899   173,344,244   236,160,534   299,160,937
    Nova Scotia             639,381     6,863,753    14,668,517    25,672,123
    New Brunswick           470,876     4,860,278    11,499,522    20,806,932
    Prince Edward Island     45,628       584,411     1,395,464     2,917,528
    Newfoundland            197,433     2,064,335     5,897,752    12,020,633

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    Canada              185,023,373   393,800,114   676,472,683 1,003,960,047
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                          NUMBER OF MERCHANTS OFFERING
                   INTERAC(R) DIRECT PAYMENT (IDP)/PROVINCE(x)
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    RETAIL SECTOR                 1994         1995         1996         1997

    Beer/Liquor/Wine             1,334        2,435        2,837        3,543
    Convenience Stores           7,983        9,814       13,144       15,612
    Department Stores            1,718        3,218        4,597        6,080
    Drug Stores & Pharmacies     2,550        4,582        5,567        6,353
    Gas Stations/Auto Repair    10,250       19,611       24,296       30,305
    Hardware & Gardening         3,967        5,616        7,016        8,403
    Restaurant/Bars/Fast Food    6,516       10,973       17,492       26,176
    Small Food Specialty         4,522        6,913        9,344       11,935
    Specialty Clothing          29,629       43,306       52,376       63,098
    Supermarkets                 4,726        5,837        6,954        7,793
    Travel/Hotel/Car Rental      3,856        6,768        9,866       13,883
    Other Services               4,986        8,211       12,445       19,395
    Prof. & Business Services    5,416        9,146       13,248       20,040
    Utility and Government         545          998        1,876        2,652

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    Total                       87,998      137,428      181,058      235,268
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                                 DOLLARS SPENT
                      VIA INTERAC(R) DIRECT PAYMENT (IDP)(x)
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    RETAIL SECTOR        1994            1995            1996            1997


    Beer/
     Liquor/
     Wine         $98,567,299    $310,471,384    $680,304,400  $1,095,096,523
    Convenience
     Stores      $486,758,525    $900,020,377  $1,595,950,268  $1,755,354,847
    Department
     Stores      $193,617,189    $480,146,248    $937,462,555  $2,318,882,396
    Drug
     Stores &
     Pharmacies  $370,710,461    $797,746,648  $1,441,864,235  $1,988,729,315
    Gas
     Stations/
     Auto
     Repair      $413,686,000  $1,146,331,086  $2,469,200,453  $3,834,037,661
    Hardware &
     Gardening   $372,484,488    $744,954,827  $1,414,399,844  $2,193,653,042
    Restaurant/
     Bars/Fast
     Food        $249,019,911    $516,694,426    $921,588,131  $1,890,105,125
    Small Food
     Specialty   $533,610,818    $999,744,792  $1,452,175,347  $1,814,944,896
    Specialty
     Clothing  $1,793,783,114  $3,765,765,812  $5,804,345,831  $8,193,715,904
    Super-
     markets   $4,313,941,885  $7,805,704,057 $11,067,743,230 $14,585,282,117
    Travel/
     Hotel/Car
     Rental      $186,977,417    $450,366,275    $827,324,298  $1,284,200,411
    Other
     Services    $177,886,471    $347,697,080    $567,249,812  $1,669,006,424
    Prof. &
     Business
     Services    $236,187,565    $493,113,482    $881,054,331  $1,427,194,249
    Utility
     and
     Government   $18,745,525     $46,573,367    $116,887,140    $228,523,798

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    Total     $ 9,445,976,668 $18,805,329,861 $30,177,549,875 $44,278,726,708
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                        INTERAC(R) DIRECT PAYMENT (IDP)
                         TRANSACTIONS/RETAIL SECTOR(x)
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    RETAIL SECTOR              1994          1995          1996          1997

    Beer/Liquor/Wine      2,695,109     9,435,645    21,240,404    32,035,610
    Convenience Stores   10,522,344    20,788,344    37,649,171    45,524,395
    Department Stores     3,990,839    10,466,761    22,074,609    52,096,423
    Drug Stores &
     Pharmacies          12,506,974    27,632,633    52,485,665    72,155,720
    Gas Stations/Auto
     Repair               9,837,821    34,045,704    75,027,921   114,801,228
    Hardware &
     Gardening            6,911,661    14,881,680    29,212,813    44,582,591
    Restaurant/Bars/
     Fast Food            7,817,700    17,780,858    36,038,518    72,745,575
    Small Food
     Specialty           15,753,529    31,061,665    48,836,270    65,579,299
    Specialty Clothing   28,194,149    62,761,309   100,244,879   137,862,375
    Supermarkets         76,313,041   140,346,617   205,770,112   276,706,849
    Travel/Hotel/Car
     Rental               3,744,895    10,609,070    21,750,221    34,219,543
    Other Services        3,372,149     7,120,896    12,899,813    36,224,735
    Prof. & Business
     Services             3,246,724     6,242,530    11,167,109    16,771,423
    Utility and
     Government             280,754       626,402     2,075,178     2,654,281

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    Total               185,187,689   393,800,114   676,472,683 1,003,960,047
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    (x) Source: Interac Association                 Updated: February 6, 1998

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