03 April 2006

Easter Spending Up in 2006

The recent 2006 Easter Consumer Intentions and Actions Survey by the National Retail Federation forecasted a rise in consumer spending this Easter, mostly because the holiday falls later in the Spring season.

  • Over 77 percent of Americans plan to celebrate Easter.
  • Easter spending is estimated to reach $12.63 billion in 2006, a significant increase from the $9.6 billion spent in 2005.
  • 41.2 percent of consumers plan to purchase clothing for the upcoming holiday, compared to only 29.4 percent last year.
  • Food purchases will account for 1/3 of consumer expenditures. Other shopping items include clothing, gifts, candy, flowers, decorations and greeting cards.

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