December 21, 2018 / 3:06 PM / 3 months ago

Euro zone consumer sentiment falls to near two-year low in Dec

FILE PHOTO: Swans swim in the river Liffey in the financial district of Dublin, Ireland October 18, 2018. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne/File Photo

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Euro zone consumer sentiment fell to its lowest level in nearly two years in December, figures released on Friday showed.

The European Commission said its flash estimate showed euro zone consumer morale dropped to -6.2 points from -3.9 in November. It was the lowest level since February 2017.

In the European Union as a whole, the consumer sentiment index declined to -5.9 points from -3.7 in November. It was the index’s lowest level since also hitting -5.9 points in November 2016.

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Reporting by Philip Blenkinsop

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