These statistics were released on the Global Issues Website.
The average child in the United States watches between 25,000 and 40,000 commercials each year.
Advertisers spend between $15 and $17 billion to market food and goods to children ages 3 to 12.
Children between the ages of 8 and 12 influence $30 billion in spending by their parents.
Children under 11 years old spend $18 billion each year.
Teens spend $160 billion per year.
As much as $670 billion of parent purchases are influenced by children under the age of 12.