Easter Spending, Second Highest Year


Americans are on track to spend $18.2 billion on Easter celebrations this year.

That would mark the second-highest year for Easter spending on record, according to the National Retail Federation.

Consumers will spend an average of $150 per person.

Shoppers will fill Easter baskets mostly with candy, food, clothing and flowers.

NRF president Matthew Shay says this “paints an optimistic picture for the U.S. economy in the year ahead.”

Also according to the NRF survey, 60 percent say they will spend the religious holiday with family and friends.

And 35 percent say an Easter egg hunt is in their holiday plans.