Alipay Statistics, User Counts and Facts (2021)

Here are a few of the most interesting Alipay statistics and facts I was able to dig up including user counts. As always, be sure to check back in the future as I will be updating this post as new and updated stats become available.

Alipay Facts

What is Alipay?

Alipay is a third party payment & lifestyle platform for a Cashless Society. It has over 520 million active users and is operated by Ant Financial (source)

Alipay User Count

Number of Alipay users:

1.2 billion unique users

Last updated 4/1/20

Number of Alipay Merchants:

80 million merchants

Last updated 9/20/20

Number of Alipay users in China:

900 million

Last updated 12/20/19

Number of Alipay users outside of China:

300 million

Last updated 12/20/19

Number of Alipay daily active users:

320 million

Last updated 7/13/19

Number of Alipay monthly active mobile users:

711 million users

Last updated 9/20/20

Additional Alipay Statistics

Number of people that have gained employment through Alipay:

1.64 million

Last updated 3/24/20

Number of global markets Alipay is active in:

50 markets

Last updated 11/14/19

Number of Alipay transactions (all time):

42.3 billion

Last updated 12/15/14

Average number of daily Alipay transactions:

175 million transactions per day

Last updated 8/10/16

Alipay’s share of the China mobile payment market:


Last updated 12/31/18

Alipay’s share of China’s mobile payment provider market (by total transaction value):


Last updated 10/24/18

Percentage of Alipay payments that are made on a mobile device:


Last updated 8/10/16

Number of Singles Day 2017 transactions on Alipay:

1.5 billion

Peak amount of Singles Day 2017 transactions on Alipay:

256,000 payment transactions per second

Amount of assets managed by Yuebao:

$157 billion

Last updated January 2020

Number of Yuebao investors:

325 million investors

Last updated 12/14/17

Number of AlipayHK users:

2 million

Last updated 3/7/19

Number of Alipay HK merchants:


Last updated 3/7/19

Number of North American retailers Alipay has agreements with:


Last updated 5/21/18

Reported value of Ant Financial:

$150 billion

Last updated 12/20/19

Number of currencies Alipay supports:


Last updated 3/9/19

Number of financial institutions that partner with Alipay:


Last updated 3/6/19

Total amount of Yuebao assets:

RMB1.13 tillion (US $168.47 billion)

Last updated 4/17/19

Number of people that use the Alipay waste-sorting min-program guides:

1 million

Last updated 7/3/19

Number of service providers that Alipay has opened its platform to:

40 million

Last updated 3/10/20

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Please note that some of these numbers are easier to find than others. A few of these Alipay stats come from their own reports, but some are based on news reports and not official company tallies. No information contained on DMR should be relied upon to make investment decisions. Basically, this is the best I can find and I don’t guarantee anything to be 100%.

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