Euro zone consumer confidence improves to -7.9 in January

FILE PHOTO: Visitors of a local cafe are reflected in a window in Amsterdam
FILE PHOTO: Visitors of a local cafe are reflected in a window in Amsterdam, April 2, 2013. REUTERS/Michael Kooren

January 23, 2019

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Euro zone consumer confidence rose in January from a sharply revised December number, figures released on Wednesday showed.

The European Commission said a flash estimate showed euro zone consumer morale rose to -7.9 this month from -8.3 in December. Eurostat said the revision of the December and earlier numbers follows a revision of methodology, explained here:

https://ec.europa.eu/info/sites/info/files/new_cci.pdf

In the European Union as a whole, consumer sentiment fell to -7.8 from -7.6.

For European Commission data click on:

https://ec.europa.eu/info/business-economy-euro/indicators-statistics/economic-databases/business-and-consumer-surveys_en

(Reporting By Jan Strupczewski)

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