2017 • No. 17–7
By Claire Greene and Scott Schuh

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This report contains initial results for the 2016 Diary of Consumer Payment Choice (DCPC), the third in a series of diary surveys. It includes estimates of the number, value, and average value of payments that all U.S. adult consumers made using the various U.S. payment instruments. It also includes estimates of cash held on person by denomination of currency, and it discusses changes in payment choice and cash holdings from 2015 to 2016.