Social protests crimp credit card spending
Israelis made more purchases using their plastic in 2012, with the number of transactions growing by 5 million to 35 million. But they spent just NIS 410 per purchase.
The social justice protests that filled the streets in the summer of 2011, together with a slowing economy, have apparently made the average consumer a better shopper, according to figures on credit card purchases released this week by Gama Management & Clearance Ltd.
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