First Data Corporation sits at the center of global electronic commerce. We believe we offer our clients the most complete array of integrated solutions in the industry, covering their needs across next-generation commerce technologies, merchant acquiring, issuing, and network solutions. We serve our clients in over 100 countries, reaching over 6 million business locations and over 3,700 financial institutions. We believe we have the industry's largest distribution network, to consist of partnerships with over 1,500 distribution partners including many of the world's leading financial institutions, and our direct sales force. We are the largest merchant acquirer and issuer processor in the world, and operate the third largest independent network services provider in the United States. We enable businesses to accept electronic payments, help financial institutions issue credit, debit and prepaid cards, and route secure transactions between them. In 2018, we processed approximately 100 billion transactions globally, or over 3,000 per second. In our largest market, the United States, we processed approximately $2.3 trillion of payment volume, which represents over 10% of United States gross domestic product (GDP) last year.
We have operations and offices located within the United States (U.S.) (domestic) and outside of the U.S. (international) where sales, customer service and/or administrative personnel are based. Total revenues from domestic and international transactions as a percentage of total revenues and total long lived assets attributable to domestic and international operations as a percentage of total long lived assets, are displayed in the below table.
Copy History Year ended December 31, 2018 2017 2016Total revenues generated: Domestic79% 85% 85% International 21% 15% 15%Long-lived assets attributable to operations: Domestic91% 89% 89% International 9% 11% 11%