Americans to Spend $6.9 Billion on Halloween

Americans to Spend $6.9 Billion on Halloween

According to a survey from the National Retail Federation American's are expected to spend $6.9 billion on Halloween costumes, candy and gags.
According to a survey from the National Retail Federation American's are expected to spend $6.9 billion on Halloween costumes, candy and gags.

The survey found households expect to spend less on Halloween this year than they did last year, just over $75, down from $79.82 in 2012.

Total spending on the holiday is expected to reach $6.9 billion, down from $8 billion last year.

And while one-third of shoppers got a September jump on purchasing candy corn and costumes, the majority of Halloween spending will take place between now and October 31st.

$2.6 billion will be spent on costumes. That's $1.2 billion on adult costumes, just over one billion on children's costumes and 330 million on costumes for their pets.

Nearly $2.1 billion will be spent on candy and almost $2-billion on spooky home decor.
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