Euro zone consumer confidence rises to -6.5 in May

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Euro zone consumer confidence rose by 0.8 point in May from the April number, figures released on Tuesday showed.

May 21 (Reuters) - Euro zone consumer confidence rose by 0.8 point in May from the April number, figures released on Tuesday showed.

The European Commission said a flash estimate showed euro zone consumer morale improved to -6.5 this month from a revised -7.3 in April.

Economists polled by Reuters had expected May euro zone consumer confidence to be at -7.7.

In the European Union (EU) as a whole, consumer sentiment rose by 1.1 point to -6.2.

For European Commission data click on: https://ec.europa.eu/info/business-economy-euro/indicators-statistics/economic-databases/business-and-consumer-surveys/latest-business-and-consumer-surveys_en#recent-press-releases

(Reporting by Piotr Lipinski in Gdynia)

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