Infographic for Valentine’s Day: Love or Money

SAP provides some statistic on how much different countries spent on Valentine’s gifts like chocolate or flowers. Singapore seems to have the highest spending. It is also interesting to see the divorce rate and stress levels of people around the region.


Here are some information based on the infographic.

For Valentine’s Day, SAP created the attached “For Love or Money” infographic to visualize the dynamics of various APAC markets and how they measure up against one another in terms of spending patterns and lifestyle habits. Interesting findings include:

  1. Singapore is the biggest importer of flowers in comparison to 8 other markets, topping the list with an average spend of USD6.85 of flower imports per capita
  2. Singapore tops the list again for the highest cocoa imports for chocolate and food preparations, with an average spend of USD 12.60 per capita. Separately, did you know that SAP customers produce 70 percent of the world’s chocolate and distribute more than 71 percent of the world’s food?
  3. Korea consumes 14.8 liters of alcohol per capita, the highest in the region ahead of Australia (10 liters) and New Zealand (9.6 liters). Also, SAP customers produce 64 percent of the world’s ice cream and 72 percent of the world’s beer.
  4. Hong Kong residents are the biggest spenders on tourism per capita ahead of 9 other markets
  5. Korea has the highest divorce rates per person (2.2%), followed by Australia (2.2%), Singapore (1.9%) and New Zealand (1.9%)
  6. 62% of Indonesians have started retirement planning while only 29% of Japanese started retirement planning

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For more fun facts on Valentine’s Day, read the article on Size Matters On Valentine’s Day.