Henan UnionPay Transactions During Spring Festival Exceed 35.7 Billion Yuan
From February 11 to 17, more than 9.77 million transactions (worth over 35.7 billion yuan) were processed via UnionPay network in Henan, according to the Henan branch of China UnionPay Merchant Services Co., Ltd., on February 18. Shopping, catering, traveling and entertainment were still the main areas of holiday consumption.
Department stores, hotels, catering and entertainment services are more appealing for Henan people
5.59 million transactions were made for general merchandise, while 2.25 million for hotels, catering and entertainment services.
During the Spring Festival, the total amount of UnionPay online transactions for general merchandise (mainly daily necessities, home appliances, foods, drugs, etc.,) saw a year-on-year increase of 8.3 percent to 21.77 billion yuan.
E-payment becomes more popular
During the Spring Festival, more than 1.13 million transactions were made via UnionPay QR code payment, a year-on-year increase of 4.84 percent.
Credit card repayment via UnionPay QuickPass also saw a year-on-year increase of 233.85 percent to over 0.3 billion yuan.
Cash payments are still essential
During the Spring Festival, 980 thousand cash withdrawals were made through ATMs with a total volume exceeding 2.3 billion yuan.
（中文来源/河南日报 翻译/赵汉青 海报/韩雨松 审校/白玉杰）