In the first half of 2021, cardholders of APRA "World" cards outside Abkhazia performed transactions totaling 29 million rubles, which is 8 million rubles more than in the same period last year.
In the structure of transactions made by holders, cash withdrawal operations accounted for 52% (15 million rubles), transactions for payment for goods and services - 48% (14 million rubles).
An article dedicated to the opening of the Bank of Abkhazia Museum was published in the numismatic edition "Zolotoy Chervonets" No. 2 (55) 2021. The article describes in detail the tasks of the museum in collecting, storing, studying and exhibiting banknotes circulating on the territory of Abkhazia for 2500 years. The description of individual exhibits of the collection is given, both from the departments of Antiquity and the Middle Ages, and the modern collection of commemorative coins - apsars.
In the first half of 2021, the total volume of transactions carried out in the National Payment System exceeded 10.5 billion rubles. In the structure of transactions, cards of foreign payment systems accounted for 42%, APRA cards - 48%, MIR - 10%.
The cross-border turnover of funds through the banking system of the Republic of Abkhazia for the first half of 2021 in ruble terms amounted to 37.3 billion rubles, which is 12.8 billion rubles (52%) more than the same period in 2020. The inflow of funds into the Republic of Abkhazia through the banking system amounted to 19.5 billion rubles, the outflow of funds from the country - 17.8 billion rubles. Thus, the positive cash flow balance amounted to 1.7 billion rubles.
On May 14, the official opening ceremony of the Bank of Abkhazia Museum took place in Sukhum. The ceremony was attended by President of the Republic of Abkhazia Aslan Bzhania, Speaker of the Parliament Valery Kvarchia, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to the Republic of Abkhazia Alexey Dvinyanin and Director of the International Cooperation Department of the Bank of Russia Andrey Lipin.
The volume of transactions made through the payment infrastructure of the APRA National Payment System for the first quarter of 2021 increased by 22.3% or 782 million rubles, compared to the same period last year. Holders of bank cards on the territory of Abkhazia performed transactions totaling 4.29 billion rubles. In the structure of transactions, APRA cards account for 51.9%, MPS cards - 38.3%, and MIR cards - 9.8%.
In 2020, 5,442.2 million rubles were transferred from the Republic of Abkhazia to the countries of near and far abroad through money transfer systems (Contact, Zolotaya Korona, Unistream), which is 0.6% less than for 2019 year.
From January 01 to January 10, 2021, the volume of transactions with Russian bank cards made through the national payment system APRA increased by 88.3 million rubles (69.5%) compared to the same period in 2020. Holders of Russian bank cards on the territory of Abkhazia performed transactions totaling 216.0 million rubles, including 38.3 million rubles with the cards of the Mir payment system.