(Reuters) – Euro zone consumer confidence rose by 0.2 point in March from the February number, figures released on Thursday showed.
The European Commission said a flash estimate showed euro zone consumer morale rose to -7.2 this month from -7.4 in February.
Analysts polled by Reuters had expected a rise to -7.1.
In the European Union as a whole, consumer sentiment rose 0.1 point to -7.1.
(Reporting by Piotr Lipinski in Gdynia)