Finance Minister Nina Angelovska posted Thursday on Facebook that 305 thousand citizens use domestic payment cards. She added that citizens have received cards worth a total of EUR 26.7 million, of which they have spent about EUR 23 million until August 1.
According to Angelovska, these are funds injected into the domestic economy through purchase of Macedonian products and services.
Users have carried out over 1.7 million transactions, most of which at grocery stores (89%), restaurants (5%), and clothing and footwear shops (3%).
MinisterAngelovska notes the domestic payment card offers multiple benefits for the citizens and the economy, supporting private consumption, domestic products and services, and stimulating economic activity and non-cash payments.
Citizens who haven’t collected their domestic payment card can do so until August 15 – the date through which the card is valid, says Angelovska.