Portuguese purchases at Christmas higher than those in the pre-pandemic period

The latest data from SIBS Analytics reveals that consumption in Portugal in December 2021, and in Christmas Time, has recovered, in comparison with previous years. There was a 26% increase in total purchases (physical and online) compared with 2020, and even a 19% increase compared with the pre-pandemic period of 2019.

The peak in total transactions (physical purchases + online purchases + withdrawals) occurred on December 24, at 12:26 pm, with 346 transactions per second, an absolute record in the MULTIBANCO Network, showing once again the resilience of this payment system managed by SIBS.

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