Spooky Spending for Halloween 2014

2014 halloween spending facts statistics

Americans are projected to spend $7.4 billion on Halloween in 2014. between the Halloween costumes, candy, decor, and cards, the spending adds up. Below are some facts and statistics about Halloween 2014.

Americans will spend $2.8 billion on Halloween Costumes

  • $1.4 billion will be spent on adult Halloween costumes
  • $1.1 billion will be spent on children’s Halloween costumes
  • $350 million will be spent on pet Halloween costumes

Americans will spend $2.2 billion on Halloween Candy

  • $1.5 billion will be spent on Halloween chocolate
  • Reese’s was the #1 selling Halloween candy in 2013
  • 35 million pounds of candy corn will be purchased (but will any of it be eaten?)

Americans will spend $2 billion on Halloween Decor

  • 1.1 billion pounds of Halloween pumpkins will be purchased
  • 47% of Americans will decorate their homes for Halloween
  • 33% of people will throw or attend a Halloween party

Americans will spend $350 million on Halloween Cards

  • 21 million Halloween greeting cards will be mailed in the US
  • Halloween is the 7th most popular occasion to buy and send greeting cards
  • Hallmark offers 250 designs of Halloween cards