Americans to Spend $3.1 Billion on Halloween Costumes in 2017

Survey reports retailers will take in a record $9.1 billion in Halloween sales.

WTVO/WQRF - Retailers are set to scare up a record $9.1 billion dollars in Halloween sales this year.

That's according to a survey released by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights and Analytics.

Consumers are expected to spend $3.1 billion on costumers, $2.7 billion on candy and $2.7 billion on decorations. Americans are expected to shell out an average of just over $86 each.

If the survey data is correct, 2017 sales will be an 8.3% jump from last year's sales.

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