BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Euro zone consumer confidence unexpectedly fell in July after a sharp increase in the previous month, the European Commission said on Thursday.
The EU executive said a flash estimate showed euro zone consumer morale fell by 0.4 points to -1.7, without providing further details about the fall.
A Reuters poll of 25 economists had forecast a rise to -1.1 points in July, following a 2.0 point increase to -1.3 in June.
In the European Union as a whole, consumer sentiment also fell by 0.1 points to -2.3 in July, the Commission said.
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Reporting by Robert-Jan Bartunek; editing by Foo Yun Chee