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Ovum's mobile payments forecast predicts growth trends for key remote and mobile proximity payment applications up to 2021 on a regional and country level.


  • The total global user base for all the mobile payment segments included in the forecast will see strong growth over the forecast period, rising from 2.77 billion users in 2017 to 9.14 billion users in 2021.
  • The total global number of mobile payment transactions from all the segments in the forecast will increase from 11.94 billion in 2017 to 65.69 billion in 2021.
  • The total global transaction value generated by all the mobile payments segments in the forecast rises from $481.37bn in 2017 to $2.74tn by 2021.

Features and Benefits

  • Understand the market size and value for m-commerce payments, P2P mobile money transfers, and mobile proximity payments.
  • Learn about growth trends in key mobile payments segments between 2017 and 2021 on a country and regional level.

Key questions answered

  • How big will the market for mobile payments be in terms of users, number of transactions, and transaction value?
  • How will growth in mobile payments differ across markets and regions?
  • Which will be the biggest segments for mobile payments?

Table of contents


  • Introduction
  • Download 1: Mobile Payments Forecast: 2017–21

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