The Economics Of Halloween

October 24, 2013 in Daily Bulletin

Janet Moore took a look at the economics of Halloween:

  • Halloween is an important season for retailers that bridges the gap between Christmas and back-to-school.
  • Last year each person in the United States spent about $79.82 on Halloween candy, costumes and decorations.
  • That is expected to fall to $75.03 this year to $6.9 billion as a result of the economy.
  • $330 million is spent on costumes for pets. Trending dog costumes include hot dog, Wonder Woman, and Ewok.
  • About three times as much – $1 billion – is spent on children. The top costumes for them are police, firefighter, and vampire.

Read more about those trying to sell budget Halloween costumes, how much adults spend on costumes for themselves, and more over here.

Source: StarTribune