Swedes pay less and less frequently in cash and more and more shops and restaurants are no longer accepting it. The trend in Sweden differs from that in other countries. It means that some groups are finding it increasingly difficult to pay.
Published: 7 November 2019
Figure: Cash being used to a lesser extent.
Cash is used to a lesser extent. The figure shows that the proportion of those who paid for their most recent purchase in cash has decreased from 39 per cent in 2010 to 13 per cent in 2018. (As from the beginning of 2018, the question refers only to purchases in physical shops). Source: The Riksbank.