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Last year, Americans spent $10.7 trillion shopping.With that much dough, you could buy over 2,000 aircraft carriers, 300 private islands, and still have money left over for a latte.
Here’s a taste of the things we bought—and how much we spent on them.
Pet Halloween Costumes: $310 million. The pet industry hauls in a total $50.96 billion! (National Retail Federation/American Pet Product Association)
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