(WXIA) -- Halloween is scaring up big money for retailers in 2013. Average spending is down this year, but consumers are still expected to shell out 6.9 billion dollars.
Here's a look at Halloween by the numbers:
$75: the amount the average Dracula will spend on his/her costume
$21: the average amount spent on Halloween decorations
2nd: Halloween place in decorating spending (behind Christmas)
72%: Number of people who name chocolate as their Halloween candy of choice
1880s: When the candy corn was invented
1900: The Jelly Bean Company developed the recipe for candy corns still used today
$2.6 Billion: amount American consumers will spend on costumes this Halloween
$330 Million: amount of money spent on pet costumes
*Numbers from the National Retail Federation and the National Confectioners Association.
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