The supply of candles for California’s most populous state is on a steep rise.
In 2017, there were 2,621,000 supply requests for candles, according to a report by the U.S. Department of Commerce.
That’s up from 2,569,000 in 2016 and 1,851,000 last year.
The demand for candles has been fueled by a rising population, a growing middle class and an increasing number of people with medical conditions, the report said.
The report says California’s home decor supply is growing at a rapid rate because people are searching for ways to customize their homes.
“Many of our homes are in great shape, but it takes a little work and effort to put them to good use,” said Lisa Wiesen, the U,S.
Census Bureau’s assistant chief for home improvement.
Home decoration is one of the fastest growing occupations in the country.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the growth rate of the craft has been going up at an average rate of 2.3 percent per year since 2008.
In 2016, the average cost of a home decoration was $1,082.18, according a survey by The Wall Street Journal.
That was an increase of 2,099 percent from 2015.
The rise in the demand for the craft could be attributed to the increased use of home decorating kits, including those that can be purchased at local craft stores, according the report.
There are currently more than 7,800 craft kits in the United States, with nearly two-thirds of the kits available online.
That is up from 1,800 kits in 2015.
There are also over 7,000 “couple’s” kits, which are sold separately.
The number of kits sold in 2018 is about 5,600.
The number of craft kits is expected to rise by another 4 percent, according an analysis of the Bureau’s Bureau of Industry and Security’s 2018 Home Furnishings Data Report released Tuesday by the nonprofit Center for American Progress.
The growth in the supply of home decoration kits is driven by increased demand for decorative home goods, the analysis said.
“Home decor kits are a perfect fit for a growing home and for individuals who have an interest in crafting and decorating their homes,” the report read.
“They are inexpensive, easily accessible and are easy to put together, but they are also a good investment for the homeowner, since they allow the homeowner to create a more complete home experience.”
The number and cost of home decorations is also up as a result of the growing middle-class, the study said.
The average annual household income for Americans with incomes above $200,000 was $65,000 this year, up from $54,000 the previous year, according data from the Bureau.
In 2016, median household income in California was $55,000, according census data.
The Bureau of Justice Statistics released a report earlier this year that said the median household salary in California is about $80,000.
The report said that is up 13.4 percent from last year, while the median annual household household income across the country is $70,000 or $50,000 higher.