Americans expected to spend big for Halloween


A child is seen having fun at a Halloween trick-or-treat. (iStock / Getty Images)

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – It’s expected to be a record year for spending this Halloween.

According to the National Retail Federation, Americans are expected to spend $10.14 billion, up from $8.05 billion in 2020.

“Americans plan to spend more than ever to make this Halloween a memorable one,” NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay said. “Retailers have implemented a number of measures, such as bringing in Halloween products earlier than normal, to ensure their shelves are stocked with seasonal candy, décor and other items ahead of this important holiday.”

An estimated 65 percent of Americans intend to celebrate Halloween or participate in Halloween activities this year, up from 58 percent in 2020.

Spiderman is the top costume choice for kids, while witch is the top choice for adults.

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