However, ATM withdrawals stay significantly down on 12 months that is last .
It has pulled down the general day card spend, that has ATM withdrawals, to 3 % below what it was in August 2019.
But compared to its low point for mid-April, flash card paying is up 63 %.
The Central Bank has today released statistics which detail flash memory card payment details for July and some first figures for this month – up to August 24.
However, ATM withdrawals are down thirty one % compared to last year so the entire spend remains smaller than August 2019.
The 3rd phase of the lifting of restrictions in July was certainly noticeable in last month’s card payments.
Retail spending remained fairly stationary compared to the prior month with clothes set up nine % but groceries done 3 %.
Nonetheless, the spend on food is still thirty six % higher an annual basis.
Paying on electrical products and hardware also declined slightly in July by 2 % but the two sectors remained over 30 % increased than in July last 12 months.
There was, nonetheless, a jump of 160 % in paying on accommodation and a twenty four % surge on transportation.
But spending in the two sectors is still way below what it had been in July previous 12 months, with accommodation down fifty one % as well as travel slouching 66 % an annual basis.
Spending of places was up 56 % in July but continues to be twenty % below last year.
The switch to paying on services by customers might have contributed to the invest on ecommerce remaining really fixed very last month during €2.2 billion, which in turn is up one % on June.
But e commerce is still up 16 % compared to last year and now accounts for 41 % of total flash card spending, the Central Bank said.