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Purchase dollar volume on signature debit cards outpaced credit cards in the first quarter, rising 19% year-on-year compared to slightly more than 12% for VISA and MasterCard credit cards. Over the past five years, off-line debit card purchase volume in the U.S. during the first quarter has more than doubled rising 114% while credit card PDV has increased 46% for the same period. During the first quarter VISA and MasterCard posted $149.6 billion in debit card purchase volume versus $285.2 billion in credit card PDV, according to CardData (“www.carddata.com”:http://www.carddata.com).

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|_3. Q1 PURCHASE DOLLAR VOLUME |
|_3. ($ billions; V/MC only) |
|_. | CREDIT | DEBIT |
|_. 2002: | 194.8 | 70.0 |
|_. 2003: | 209.8 | 85.4 |
|_. 2004: | 237.3 | 104.2 |
|_. 2005: | 254.3 | 125.7 |
|_. 2006: | 285.2 | 149.6 |
|_3. Source: CardData (“www.carddata.com”:http://www.carddata.com) |

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