Total card spending declined 3% in April

Decline of €229 million was evident across all headline sectors

Data released by the Central Bank of Ireland showed that the proportion of spending done in-store spending increased last month. Picture: Getty

More than €7.6 billion was spent on credit and debit cards in the State, including ATM withdrawals, in April. This represents a decrease of 3 per cent, or €229 million, on the previous month.

When compared to the same period in 2021, however, overall card expenditure was 23 per cent, or €1.4 billion, higher, with the disparity likely driven by pandemic-related restrictions that limited in-person spending last year.

The data, compiled and released by the ...