Carved pumpkin photo from 9NEWS viewer Stephanie Zwick
KUSA - Uncertainty in the economy may spook Americans into pulling back on this fall's celebrations.
A survey from the National Retail Federation finds households expect to spend about $5 less on Halloween this year than they did in 2012 - just over $75.
Total spending on the holiday is expected to reach $6.9 billion, down from $8 billion in 2012.
While Halloween may not be a big deal in some households, it can be a big deal for retailers. It's the last major event on the calendar before the crucial holiday season and often offers clues into how much shoppers will be willing to spend on holiday gifts.
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