August 22, 2019 / 2:16 PM / a month ago

Euro zone consumer confidence falls to -7.1 in August

FILE PHOTO: People carry their shopping bags in downtown Hamburg, Germany, January 25, 2018. REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer

(Reuters) - Euro zone consumer confidence fell by 0.5 points in August from the July number, figures released on Thursday showed.

The European Commission said a flash estimate showed euro zone consumer morale decreased to -7.1 this month from -6.6 in July.

Economists polled by Reuters had expected a fall to -7.0.

In the European Union as a whole, consumer sentiment fell by 1.1 points to -7.0.

For European Commission data click on: here

Reporting by Jagoda Darlak in Gdynia

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