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Halloween by the numbers

From Statista:

  • Americans will spend a whopping $7.4 billion on Halloween products in 2014, according to the National Retail Federation.
  • $2.8 billion will be spent on costumes, of which the animal, Batman character and witch are going to be the most popular.
  • Americans are also planning on splashing out a whopping $350 million on costumes for their pets. Most pets you see walking the streets on Halloween night will be dressed as pumpkins, hot dogs and devils!
  • 78 percent of people in the United States plan on dressing up this year, with 20 percent making costumes by themselves.
  • In 2013, 158 million people celebrated Halloween in the US and this will rise to 162 million in 2014.
  • Nearly 47 percent are going to decorate their home or yard while 33.4 percent will throw or attend a party. 77.1 percent of Americans plan to hand out candy to trick or treaters.