Posted: Feb 14, 2017 12:09 AM MST
Updated: Feb 14, 2017 12:09 AM MST
Valentine's Day is almost here. Check out the numbers behind this annual holiday celebrating love. All of the information comes from the National Retail Federation's Valentine's Day Consumer Spending Survey unless otherwise noted.
$18.2 billion -- The total Valentine's Day spending projected by the National Retail Federation's annual survey for 2017, down from the record high of $19.7 billion in 2016.
$136.57 -- The per person average estimated amount that people will spend on Valentine's Day in 2017. That's down from a record high of $146.84 last year.
90% -- The percentage of Valentine's Day celebrants who plan to buy a gift for their significant other.
$4.3 billion -- The amount people will spend on necklaces, earrings and other jewelry items.
34.7% -- The percentage of people who plan to buy flowers for Valentine's Day.
$2 billion -- The amount people plan to spend on flowers for Valentine's Day in 2017.
250 million -- The estimated number of roses grown for Valentine's Day in 2017, according to aboutflowers.com.
$3.8 billion -- The collective amount expected to be spent by the 36.6 percent of couples planning a night out.
$22.30 -- The average amount that will be spent by the one in five people who said they plan to buy their pets gifts this Valentine's Day. Total spending on pets for the holiday is expected to reach more than $700 million.
$1.7 billion -- The amount people will spend on candy.
$1 billion -- The amount that will be spent on Valentine's Day greeting cards.
24% -- The percentage of those surveyed who said they plan to give a gift of experience such as tickets to a concert, a spa service or an art lesson.
46.1% -- The percentage of adults who do not plan to celebrate Valentine's Day in 2017.
9 million -- The number of people who expect or are planning a marriage proposal on Valentine's Day, according to the latest American Express Spending & Saving Tracker.
For more information on the numbers behind Valentine's Day, visit the National Retail Federation's website at https://nrf.com/resources/consumer-data/valentines-day.