Halloween spending to reach record $9.1B

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Retailers are set to scare up a record $9.1 billion in Halloween sales this year.

That's according to a survey released by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights and Analytics.

Consumers are expected to spend $3.4 billion on costumes$2.7 billion on candy, and$2.7 billion on decorations.

Americans are set to shell out an average of just over $86 each.

If the survey data is correct, 2017 sales will be an 8.3 percent jump from last year's sales.