Halloween may be associated with spooky goblins, but it has become a financial treat for all sorts of businesses, large and small. From the U.S Census Bureau, here are some statistics that demonstrate the economic impact of Halloween.
41.2 million | Trick-or-treaters (ages 5 to 14)
1,337 | U.S. chocolate manufacturers (2012)
37,400 | Employees of these chocolatiers
$14.9 billion | Value of these chocolate treats
441 | U.S. manfacturers of non-chocolate candy
19,267 | Employees of these candy makers
$7.7 billion| Value of the candy they make
3,215 | Number of U.S. candy and nut stores
19,821 | Number of employees of these stores
$1.8 billion | Sales
50,900 | Acres of pumpkins harvested in the U.S.
$149.9 million | Value of harvest