April 22, 2015 / 2:06 PM / 5 years ago

Euro zone consumer confidence falls in April

A poster offers sales discounts in a display window of a department store in Zurich January 14, 2015. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Euro zone consumer confidence fell to -4.6 in April, against expectations of an improvement, figures released on Wednesday showed.

The European Commission said a flash estimate showed euro zone consumer morale slipped by 0.9 points from -3.7 in March, after three consecutive months of increases.

In the European Union as a whole, consumer sentiment decreased by 0.4 points to -2.2.

Reporting By Philip Blenkinsop, editing by Robin Emmott

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