Valentine's Day, by the numbers

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$12.6 billion
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$12.6 billion
Total value of shipments in 2009 for firms producing chocolate and cocoa products. Nonchocolate confectionery product manufacturing, meanwhile, was a $7.4 billion industry. Photo from Dolce dessert reports by Melissa Adele Haskin