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Learn about the latest payment industry trends and consumer spending habits.

*NEW* Global Middle Class Consumption Study

Line chart showing the year-over-year percent change in the consumer price index at 1.9%.
Line chart showing services, durable goods and non-durable goods spending from 2015-2018.
Michael Brown, Principal U.S. Economist.
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Graph showing 5 year MA share of GDP growth due to consumer spending.
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Illustration: hardware store front and man entering with shopping cart.
U.S. map showing jewelry sales by state.
Graph showing U.S. spending of age groups from 35 to 69.
affluent consumer spending
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U.S. 1040 tax form, pencil and calculator.
Global economy growth in advanced and emerging countries from 2012 t0 2017.
Graph showing forecast of home price vs. household income as of October 2017.
U.S. map of building, hardware and garden spending.
Population projection graph showing age 1-80 from 1950 to 2050.
U.S. consumer spending graph
U.S. housing growth
real G.D.P. March 2017
Woman photographing cherry blossom tree.
Wide shot of coastal beach in Turkey.
asian travellers
Man skiing in the Swiss Alps.
Ski Destination Japan
Graph of China's share of total skiers
Overlook of a village in the mountains covered with snow.
Lee Sang-Hwa, Team Visa speed skater
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U.S. national park canyon.
View of lake, trees and mountain.
Currency impact graph
View of beach, city and mountains.
Graph showing 32,14,8,4,3,1 GBP sales.
Chart forecast of seniors having a growing impact on travel and tourism.
British pound, Japanese Yen, Dollar and Euro symbols.
Graph of global travel projections through the year 2025 for travelers from 50 key markets.
Visa Chief Economist Wayne Best discusses the findings of Visa's global middle class consumption study.
Digital payments grow in India graph
Graph showing developing electronic payment markets and India digital payments tracker.
October 2016 graph showing expanding electronic payment market trend in India.
Housing price growth from Q1 2013 to Q1 2016 in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia.
global impact of electronic payments

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