Statistics

Annual Statistics (2012-2015)

Payment item

 

2015

2014

2013

2012

 Cheques

 Volume

5,759,838

6,116,528

6,249,583

6,515,661

 Value ($000)

60,722,886

66,938,721

68,072,788

72,224,243

Image

 Volume

34,720

0

9

-

 Value ($000)

422,785

0

44

-

Image return

 Volume

0

0

42

-

 Value ($000)

0

0

145

-

Unqualified

 Volume

100,709

113,148

123,089

136,670

 Value ($000)

578,156

725,865

579,968

793,947

Computer rejects

 Volume

57,896

61,735

46,713

40,878

 Value ($000)

232,822

229,085

161,150

156,211

AFT debits

 Volume

718,473

675,499

651,974

627,836

 Value ($000)

10,662,062

11,730,263

11,968,312

10,769,511

AFT Credits

 Volume

1,786,766

1,606,335

1,448,159

1,364,145

 Value ($000)

23,156,451

21,470,627

19,723,008

16,469,549

 Total Volume

 

8,458,402

8,573,245

8,519,569

8,685,190

 Total Value ($000)

 

95,775,162

101,094,561

100,505,415

100,413,461

Note: All values are in U.S. Dollars

Payment items:

Cheques: Paper-based payment items.

Image: Paper-based items exchanged electronically as images. The types of paper-based items that may be exchanged through this stream include: cheques, travellers' cheques, gift certificates and money orders.

Image Return: Items returned electronically using an image (where provided for by Payments Canada rules).

Unqualified: These are paper payment items valued at less than $50,000 which are not encoded with Magnetic Ink Character Recognition (MICR). These include unencoded items such as counter cheques, as well as mutilated items which cannot be processed in an automated fashion.

Computer Rejects: These are MICR-encoded paper items with individual values of less than $50,000 rejected when passing through reader/sorters. A MICR encoded cheque will be rejected, for example, if there is a flaw or tear in the MICR line, or a pen stroke through it.

AFT Debits: Pre-authorized debits most commonly used for mortgage and other bill payments, as well as funds transfer and corporate cash management payments.

AFT Credits: Direct deposit items most commonly used for payroll.