In our country in 2016 we stacked up some amazing statistics on spending our money for Valentine’s Day. We thought you might find the numbers interesting. Americans reportedly spent $19.7 Billion in 2016 for the holiday. Here’s how they spent some of it according to the National Retail Federation.
Who is Celebrating?
More than 54.8% of our population celebrated this romantic holiday. The biggest spenders are 25 – 34 year olds with an average of $234.00. The 35 – 44 years olds were second at $187.00.
Spending in 2016 for Valentine’s Day
Jewelry $4.5 Billion
Evening out $4.4 Billion
Flowers $1.98 Billion
Candy $1.76 Billion
Cards $1.14 Billion
Where are we shopping?
The top three locations for Valentine’s Day spending are:
- 35% Department Stores
- 31% Discount Stores
- 28% Online
And if you don’t pony up?
According to the Valentine's Day Consumer Intentions and Actions Survey, 53 percent of women would end a relationship if they didn’t get something on Valentine’s Day.
Candy is always dandy
About 81 percent of American consumers eat chocolate, so it’s not surprise the candy industry has a strong presence during Valentine’s Day. Almost 50% of consumers day they will be giving candy as a present this year, with sales expected to reach $1.7 billion.
Sharing the goodies
Consumers are not just spending money on their significant others. According to the National Retail Federation, consumers spend an average of $27.79 on other family members like their children and parents. With a variety of parties and events held on Valentine's Day, it’s also common for consumers to spend money on teachers, classmates, and even co-workers.
Many pet retailers use this time for marketing to pet owners, too. Consumers will spend nearly $681 million on treats and toys for their pets on Valentine’s Day, which is double what pet owners spent on Halloween costumes.
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