May 19, 2017 / 2:03 PM / 3 months ago

Euro zone consumer sentiment rises less than expected in May

People walk through the Mall of Berlin shopping centre during its opening night in Berlin, September 24, 2014.Thomas Peter/File Photo

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Euro zone consumer confidence rose less than expected in May, a European Commission flash estimate showed on Friday.

The Commission said consumer confidence in the 19 countries sharing the euro rose 0.3 points to -3.3 in May against April.

Economists polled by Reuters had expected a rise of 0.6 points to -3.0.

In the wider European Union of 28 countries, consumer confidence rose 0.1 point to -3.3.

Reporting By Jan Strupczewski

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