Stats Speaking

Despite the dismal recession, this Halloween season has consumers freaking out over what costumes to buy and what skeletons to hang about at their parties. Kiddie costumes have fallen behind in leading sales as adults are flocking to the stores to buy the latest slutty French maid costume or the funniest celebrity mask. Here are more statistics about the Halloween shopping frenzy:

63% of Americans planning to celebrate Halloween this year

4.96 billions of dollars spent in 2006 by American consumers

85.3% of 18 - to 24-year-olds celebrating Halloween

$59.06 average amount American consumer spent on Halloween in 2006