Euro zone consumer confidence rose by 0.4 points in May from the April number, figures released on Thursday showed.

The European Commission said a flash estimate showed euro zone consumer morale improved to -14.3 this month from -14.7 in April.

Economists polled by Reuters had expected a rise to -14.2.

In the European Union as a whole, consumer sentiment rose by 0.5 points to -13.2.

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(Reporting by Luca Fratangelo in Gdansk)