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Valentine's Day, by the numbers

By Belle Reynoso, CNN Library
February 14, 2013 -- Updated 1453 GMT (2253 HKT)
Consumers spend nearly $2 billion on flowers and $2 billon on candy each Valentine's Day.
Consumers spend nearly $2 billion on flowers and $2 billon on candy each Valentine's Day.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Will you buy cards, flowers, candy or jewelry for Valentine's Day?
  • In South Korea and Japan, women give men candy on Valentine's Day
  • 6 million people are expecting or planning a Valentine's Day marriage proposal

(CNN) -- Americans spend quite a bit of money to show their love on Valentine's Day (Thursday just in case a few of you needed reminding). 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.

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$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.

Do you plan to purchase cards, flowers and candy this Valentine's Day? Share the ways you'll express your love in the comments section below.

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