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French car sales bolster consumer spending

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French car sales bolster consumer spending

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Consumer spending in France was higher than forecast in November rising by 2.8 percent on the previous month.

Economists had predicted growth of only 0.8 percent.

Car sales boosted the figures – buoyed by state subsidies and and promotional discounts – they rose by 14.9 percent.

Spending on clothes, textiles and household goods also rose in November.