Advice for Merchants

In 2018 EAST began collecting data for POS Terminal numbers in Europe for the first time.  POS (point of sale) terminals are the most widely deployed terminal type.  The chart below shows the current POS Terminal numbers for Europe. EAST also provides summary data for ATM numbers in Europe.

EAST estimates that there are 15,688,587 POS Terminals deployed in Europe, a 1% increase from the 2020 total.  The European breakdown by country is below.

EAST is also looking at getting data for the number of UPTs (unattended payment terminals) in Europe, but this is proving to be a challenge and no data is yet available.

EAST has been publishing data on ATM numbers in Europe since 2004.