The Holiday Numbers to Beat

The Holiday Numbers to Beat



How will this year’s start to the holiday shopping season compare to last year’s? Will the Thanksgiving Day shopping trend continue? Here’s a look at the key numbers to beat from Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday 2013, from the National Retail Federation:

44.8 million: Consumers who shopped on Thanksgiving Day, up 27 percent from 2012.

92.1 million: Consumers who shopped on Black Friday in 2013.

$407: Average amount spent by holiday shoppers from Thanksgiving Day to Sunday, down 4 percent from 2012.

248.7 million: Number of shoppers who were in stores and online over Thanksgiving weekend in 2013, up 0.5 percent over the previous year.

4.9 percent: Portion of holiday shoppers who were at stores by 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day.

37 percent: Portion of holiday shoppers who were at stores by 12:01 a.m. on Black Friday, up from 28 percent in 2012.

64 percent: Portion of holiday shoppers who went out on Thanksgiving Day or visited stores by 10 a.m. on Black Friday.

27 percent: Portion of consumers who said they shopped online on Thanksgiving Day in 2013.

45 percent: The amount of holiday shopping the average consumer had completed by the Sunday after Thanksgiving, up from 42 percent in 2012.

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