World Cup boosts French consumer spending in May


PARIS, June 24 (Reuters) - French consumer spending on manufactured goods rose more strongly than expected in May, boosted by spending on electrical goods ahead of the World Cup, national statistics office INSEE said on Thursday. Household spending rose 0.7 percent on the month in May, after the April data was revised downwards to -1.3 percent from a previously given -1.2 percent.Analysts polled by Reuters had forecast a rise of 0.4 percent in May. [ID:nPAB008404] Year-on-year, consumer ...

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