Consumers spend more than $1 billion annually on real Christmas trees

Published: December 23, 2013 by admin

According to the National Christmas Tree Association, approximately 25 to 30 million real Christmas trees are sold annually in the United States versus 8 to 11 million artificial trees. In 2012, the majority of real trees were purchased from chain stores (24 percent) or harvest farms (24 percent).

2012 Christmas tree statistics

Tree type

Mean average dollars spent

Number purchased

Retail value

Real trees


24.5 million

$1.01 billion

Artificial trees


10.9 million

$790 million

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Source: National Christmas Tree Association Survey