Valentines by the numbers

Compiled by Ebony Stoglin


62**
Percentage of adults who say they celebrate the holiday.

6 million*
Number of people who expect or are planning a marriage proposal.

29*
Percentage of people who will write a romantic text message.

145 million*
Number of Valentine’s Day cards purchased.

224 million*
Estimated number of roses grown for Valentine’s Day.

$1.9 billion*
Amount of money people will spend on flowers.

64*
Percentage of men who buy flowers for Valentine’s Day.

$1.6 billion*
Amount people will spend on candy.

58 million**
Pounds of chocolate bought during Valentine’s Day week.

$4.4 billion*
Amount people will spend on diamonds, gold and silver.

$18.6 billion*
Total spending that will be reached by Valentine’s Day.


Sources:
** history.com/interactives/valentines-day-by-the-numbers
* cnn.com/2013/02/13/living/valentines-day-statistics-btn

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