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France has the fifth-largest economy in the world by nominal figures and is the ninth largest by purchase power parity. It also has the second-largest economy in Europe by nominal figures. With at least 75 million foreign tourists per year, France is also the most visited country and maintains the third-largest income in the world from tourism. The cards industry as a whole grew marginally at a CAGR of 0.06% during the review period, primarily driven by the prepaid and debit card categories. The slow growth in the cards industry was mainly due to global economic crises as well as the Eurozone debt crises that impacted the growth of major industries across Europe. During the review period, prepaid cards occupied the largest share in the overall cards and payments industry and recorded a CAGR of 23.43%. Debit cards grew at a CAGR of 0.47% in the same period.