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Halloween Spending Expected To Surpass $10B This Year

Halloween Spending Expected To Surpass $10B This Year

Halloween Spending Expected To Surpass $10B

Consumer spending on Halloween products is expected to soar to an all-time high of $10.14 billion this year, up from $8.05 billion in 2020, the latest data from NRF shows.

This increase in spending comes as more consumers are feeling more comfortable engaging in social events this year even as the threat of Delta variant remains. For example, a NRF survey of 8,061 consumers reveals that nearly two-thirds of U.S. adults are planning to celebrate Halloween, up from 58 percent last year.

The 2021 Halloween season will also see consumer spending hit triple digits for the first time, with the average consumer spending $102.74.

While the holiday is largely celebrated by the trick-or-treat crowd, those without children are also planning to embrace the holiday this year. According to NRF, 55 percent of households without children plan to celebrate, up from 49 percent in 2020.

Halloween Spending Expected To Surpass $10B This Year

This year, typical Halloween activities such as handing out candy and dressing up will continue to be some of the most popular ways consumers will celebrate, with more than half of consumers planning to decorate their homes for Halloween. NRF estimates that total spending on decorations will reach an all-time high of $3.3 billion.

Halloween Spending Expected To Surpass $10B This Year

While most consumers plan to engage in the typical Halloween festivities, many this year made a head start in their shopping activities. Forty-five percent of consumers said that they started their shopping in September or earlier, up from 36 percent five years ago. Meanwhile, another 39 percent said they had planned to do so in the first two weeks of October. Just 16 percent said that they are waiting until the end of the month.

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