Euro zone consumer confidence rises to -24.9 in August

Price tags are seen as a woman shops at a local market in Nice, France, June 7, 2022. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard/File Photo

Aug 23 (Reuters) - Euro zone consumer confidence rose by 2.1 points in August from the July number, figures released on Tuesday showed.

The European Commission said a flash estimate showed euro zone consumer morale improved to -24.9 this month from -27.0 in July.

Economists polled by Reuters had expected a fall to -28.0.

In the European Union as a whole, consumer sentiment rose by 1.0 points to -26.0.

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Reporting by Oben Mumcuoglu in Gdansk

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