Delhi, India (PressExposure) March 20, 2009 -- RNCOS has recently added a new Market Research Report titled, âSmart Card Market Forecast to 2012â to its report gallery. The smart card industry has been continuously expanding, with countries across the globe identifying its true potential. The number of Smart card application projects has also been rising, demonstrating the versatility and robustness of the technology. The growing security needs, possible multiple usage and greater storage and processing capability are driving the growth of smart card industry world over and will also continue to do so in future.
The global shipment of smart card surpassed an estimated 5 Billion units in 2008 and this figure is projected to surge at CAGR of nearly 11% through 2012, according to "Smart Card Market Forecast to 2012â, a recent market research report by RNCOS.
The telecom sector is the biggest application market for smart cards, occupying more than 70% of the global smart card shipment in 2008. Growing number of mobile subscribers remain the largest contributor, driving sales of SIM cards worldwide. Use of smart cards in financial services sector has also been on rise buoyed by increasing use of Europay, MasterCard and Visa standard (EMV) standard.
Increasing use of internet for making online payment transactions is also fueling growth in the global smart card industry as this technology enables consumers make secure and reliable transactions. Use of contactless smart cards in this regard has gained remarkable consideration and is forecasted to grow at CAGR of more than 30% through 2012.
Besides this, the research also gives thorough analysis of various other applications along with their respective market share and future growth potential. For instance, the research anticipates the transport sector to experience the largest growth in usage of smart cards worldwide, CAGR projected at nearly 26% in near future.
"Smart Card Market Forecast to 2012â provides extensive research and exhaustive analysis of the smart card industry worldwide. It gives an insight into the current market trends and growth prospects for the smart card industry while substantiating the data with unbiased and rationale analysis. It helps the client to understand the key trends in the industry.
The report studies the global smart card industry by segmenting it into Americas, Europe Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and Asia Pacific. It helps in analyzing the current performance and future outlook of the smart card industry on regional.
The countries covered in the report are decided on the basis of existing opportunities that could lead to the growth for smart cards. Country level profiling provides prudent analysis of the smart card projects which are under consideration in a particular country across various application sectors.
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