Francia, fiducia consumatori a 85 (stime 84) da 84 novembre-Insee
PARIS, Jan 7 (Reuters) - French consumer confidence rose in December to 85 from 84 in November, slightly beating expectations, data from the official INSEE statistics agency showed on Tuesday. A Reuters poll of 15 economists had an average forecast 84. The highest forecast was 85 and the lowest was 83. A breakdown of the data showed that households were less concerned in the key holiday shopping month of December about unemployment than in November. The number of households considering that it was suitable time to make big purchases was unchanged for the third month in a row, according to INSEE's monthly survey. The following are the main figures: Lg-term avg Sept Oct Nov Dec Overall index adj 100 85 85 84 85 The index, which is not closely correlated to consumer spending trends, hit an all-time low in May and June 2013 of 79. The highest level since the survey was conducted on a monthly basis was 125 in January 2001. - For more details and a breakdown from INSEE: here - For a graphic: link.reuters.com/pef35s Sul sito www.reuters.it altre notizie Reuters in italiano. Le top news anche su www.twitter.com/reuters_italia
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