Fast Facts and Stats About the 2013 Holiday Season
Here are a few highlights from a roundup of fast facts and stats provided by the U.S. Census. If you visit the web page each statistic listed includes a link to the source.
The estimated percentage of total 2012 sales for department stores (including leased departments) in December. For jewelry stores, the estimated percentage was 20.5 percent.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Business and Industry
The value of U.S. imports of Christmas tree ornaments from China between January and September 2013. China was the leading country of origin for such items. Similarly, China was the leading foreign source of artificial Christmas trees shipped to the United States ($93.0 million worth) during the same period.
Number of establishments around the country that primarily manufactured dolls and stuffed toys in 2011. California led the nation with 10 locations.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, County Business Patterns, NAICS code 339931
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