Consumers will spend a record $9.1 billion during Halloween 2017
U.S. consumers will take to the retail markets Halloween 2017 and spend a whopping $9.1 billion on Halloween costumes, decorations, candy and more, making it the largest spending for the spooky holiday to date.
The National Retail Federation reports that consumers are preparing to be the baddest witches on the block, spending almost a billion more dollars this year on supplies than in 2016 ($8.4 billion). And the men are really stepping up their game, spending on average $20 more per costume than women.
“Americans are planning to spend more than ever as they gear up for Halloween,” NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay said. “Retailers are helping customers celebrate in style with a huge selection of costumes, candy and decorations to cater to ghosts and goblins of all ages.”