(RestoreAmericanGlory.com) – This year, the American Christmas Tree Association put out a new release where they noted that for most Americans, the cost of a Christmas tree was going to hurt their wallet.
The price for a Christmas tree has on average increased by 10 percent when compared to last year, meaning that shoppers were likely going to need to spend around $80 to $100 for their holiday decorations. Even buyers who decide to go for an artificial Christmas tree are likely to see the effect on their wallets, as the estimated price for artificial trees ranges between $85 and $1,000. The price of the Christmas tree widely varies based on the shape, size, retailer, and producer of the tree.
They further found that around 78 percent of consumers were concerned about the effects of inflation. Still, this would not stop the majority of people from enjoying the holiday, with 94 percent of those surveyed stating that they were planning on buying at least one Christmas tree this year. Of those, around 77 percent stated that they were intending to use an artificial tree.
The reason for the increase in the prices of Christmas trees has to do with the fact that the costs for suppliers have also increased. Nearly all producers told the Real Christmas Tree Board that their input costs were increasing when compared to their costs from last year.
ACTA Executive Director Jami Warner noted in a statement that they always suggested that buyers shop earlier rather than later in order to get ahead of the holiday rush and find the exact tree and décor they like.
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