Halloween Candy Will Cost 13% More Compared To Last Year

Sweets of all kinds are more expensive than they were last year, largely because of major increases in the prices of sugar and flour.

  • The cost of Halloween increase was reported in the most recent inflation report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  • The cost increase of 13.1% in the bureau’s Consumer Price Index report for September is the largest yearly increase in candy prices recorded in the CPI report.
  • For comparison, it took nine years, from 1997 to 2006, for candy prices to rise 13%.
  • Americans collectively are spend about $3.1 billion on candy this season, according to the National Retail Federation, an industry trade group.
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