June 29, 2018 / 7:03 AM / 2 months ago

French consumer spending rebounded more than expect in May

PARIS (Reuters) - French consumer spending rebounded by 0.9 percent in May from April, slightly more than expected, showed data released on Friday by the INSEE statistics agency.

A man looks at children's snacks displayed on shelves as he shops at a Carrefour Hypermarket store in Montreuil, near Paris, France, February 5, 2018. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau

A Reuters poll of economists had forecast on average that spending would have risen by 0.8 percent. Estimates ranged from 0.0 percent to 1.3 percent.

The following is a table of the main figures, which show percentage changes on a month-on-month basis unless otherwise stated:

April May May Y/Y

Total -1.8 0.9 -0.2

Manufactured goods -0.9 0.6 0.3

For full details and data from INSEE: here

Reporting by Michel Rose; Editing by Sudip Kar-Gupta

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