Valentine’s Day, by the numbers

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By Belle Reynoso

(CNN) — Americans spend quite a bit of money to show their love on Valentine’s Day. Here’s a breakdown, by the numbers:

$130.97 — The per person average estimated amount that people will spend on Valentine’s Day.

224 million — The estimated number of roses grown for Valentine’s Day.

51% — The percentage of people who buy red roses for this holiday.

64% — The percentage of men who buy flowers for Valentine’s Day.

36% — The percentage of women who buy flowers for Valentine’s Day.

$18.6 billion — The total spending that will be reached by Valentine’s Day.

$1.6 billion — The amount people will spend on candy.

$1.9 billion — The amount people will spend on flowers.

$4.4 billion — The amount people will spend on diamonds, gold and silver.

March 14 — The day men give women romantic gifts in South Korea and Japan; women give men chocolate on Valentine’s Day.

$4.52 — The average amount pet owners spent on their pets on Valentine’s Day in 2012.

40.7% — The percentage of people who will use their Smartphone to purchase Valentine’s gifts.

85% — The percentage of men and women who say sex is an important part of Valentine’s Day.

6 million — The number of people who expect or are planning a marriage proposal.

29% — The percentage of people who will type a romantic text message.

145 million — The unit amount of Valentine’s cards purchased.

151 million — The approximate number of cards that are exchanged on Valentine’s Day.

1,400 — Varieties of Hallmark’s available Valentine’s greeting cards.

The-CNN-Wire/Atlanta
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