More Halloween fun: How much do Canadians love Oct. 31?

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(Photos: Kelly Roche/QEW South Post)
We go all out for candy, costumes, and pumpkins but how much do we spend, and how many of us celebrate? Here’s a look at the most recent numbers, courtesy of Statistics Canada.
SWEET TOOTH
  • $397.7 million — The value of monthly sales of candy, confectionery and snack foods at large retailers in October 2014. December, however, was the month with the highest monthly sales in 2014, at $460.8 million.
  • $305.3 million — The average monthly sales of candy, confectionery and snack foods at large retailers in 2014.

TRICKS, TREATS

  • 3,816,018 — The estimated number of children in Canada of prime trick-or-treating age—5 to 14 years old—in 2015, up 0.8% from 2014.
  • 13.3 million — The number of private dwellings across Canada in 2011 where children might be able to nab some treats … or could get into some mischief

OH, PUMPKIN

  • 2,239 — The number of farms in Canada with pumpkin patches according to the 2011 Census of Agriculture.
  • 2,637 hectares — The approximate land area on which pumpkins were harvested in Canada in 2014.
  • $23.2 million — The estimated farm-gate value of these pumpkins in 2014.
  • 64,736 tonnes — The marketed production of pumpkins in Canada in 2014.

CLOTHES MAKE A COSTUME

  • 182 — The number of businesses engaged in formal wear and costume rental in Canada in 2014.
  • $47.8 million — The value of “vestments and costumes” (including theatrical and other costumes and ecclesiastical vestments) manufactured in Canada in 2012.

SIX FEET UNDER

  • $67.7 million — The value of wood burial caskets and coffins manufactured in Canada in 2012.

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