Try our corporate solution for free!
(212) 419-8286
hadley.ward@statista.com

Percentage of U.S. consumers' purchases bought on impulse as of 2018, by age group

In 2018, roughly half of the purchases carried out by 18 to 24-year olds in the United States were as a result of impulse buying. Older age groups were decreasingly inclined to buy products on impulse.

Men and women’s apparel

Each year, people spend a considerable amount of money clothing items, such as shirts, underwear, uniforms, and pants. In 2018, men in the United States spent the most on shirts, sweaters, and vests, namely about 90 U.S. dollars. In the same year, women spent a great deal more on women’s apparel: on average, women spent up to 170 U.S. dollars on shirts, sweaters, tops and vests.

Amount spent per transaction

The amount of money one might spend when shopping for clothing not only differs between men and women, but also varies between the various generations. In 2018, U.S. Baby Boomers spent an average amount of just over 170 U.S. dollars per transaction on apparel, making them the highest spending generation in the United States that year. Millennials, one of the younger generations, spent approximately 100 U.S. dollars per transaction.

Share of purchases bought on impulse in the United States as of 2018, by age group

Exclusive Premium statistic

You need a Single Account for unlimited access.

  • Full access to 1m statistics

  • Incl. source references

  • Available to download in PNG, PDF, XLS format

Single Account

$39 $59 per month *
in the first 12 months
33% discount until March 31st
*Duration: 12 months, billed annually, single license

Access to this and all other statistics on 80,000 topics from

$468 / Year
$708 / Year

Show detailed source information?
Register for free
Already a member?
Log in
Source

Release date

April 2018

Region

United States

Survey time period

2018

Number of respondents

2,000 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $468 / Year
Basic Account
Get to know the platform

You only have access to basic statistics.
This statistic is not included in your account.

Single Account
The ideal entry-level account for individual users
  • Instant access to 1m statistics
  • Download in XLS, PDF & PNG format
  • Detailed references
$59 $39 / Month *
in the first 12 months
Corporate Account
Full access

Corporate solution including all features.

* Prices do not include sales tax.

Statistics on "U.S. apparel and footwear consumer behavior"

Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $468 / Year
Learn more about how Statista can support your business.