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Euro zone consumer sentiment rises less than expected in May
May 19, 2017 / 2:03 PM / 6 months ago

Euro zone consumer sentiment rises less than expected in May

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Euro zone consumer confidence rose less than expected in May, a European Commission flash estimate showed on Friday.

The shopping mall "Galeria Kaufhof" in Frankfurt, Germany, March 15, 2017. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

The Commission said consumer confidence in the 19 countries sharing the euro rose 0.3 points to -3.3 in May against April.

Economists polled by Reuters had expected a rise of 0.6 points to -3.0.

In the wider European Union of 28 countries, consumer confidence rose 0.1 point to -3.3.

Reporting By Jan Strupczewski

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