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Payments Snapshot in France - Coronavirus (COVID-19) Sector Impact
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|Payments Snapshot in France - Coronavirus (COVID-19) Sector Impact|
|Published: June 15, 2020||Content info: 23 Pages||
The Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) outbreak, dubbed COVID-19, is first and foremost a human tragedy, affecting millions of people globally. The contagious Coronavirus, which broke out at the close of 2019, has led to a medical emergency across the world, with the World Health Organization officially declaring the novel Coronavirus a pandemic on March 11, 2020.
Fears surrounding the impact of COVID-19 have already significantly hampered the global economy, with key markets across the globe losing 20-50% of their value year-to-date. Many economists and institutions have cut their forecasts, with consensus global GDP growth currently at 2.6% for 2020 and many experts predicting the potential onset of recessionary environments.
A similar trend could be seen in France as well, as economic growth in the country registered a dip in the first quarter of 2020. France is among the most affected countries globally with over 194,000 confirmed cases. However, the new cases are now slowing down thanks to strict government measures. With some control over the disease, the government started to ease lockdown restrictions from May 11, 2020, allowing non-essential businesses to operate. A gradual recovery in economic activities will have a positive impact on the cards and payments industry as well.
This report focuses on the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on both the economyand the cards and payments industry in France. Based on our proprietary datasets, the snapshotprovides a detailed comparison between pre-COVID-19 forecasts andrevised forecasts of total payment card, debit card, and credit and charge card transactions by value and volume. It also offers information on measures taken by the government to combat coronavirus.