France: Consumer sentiment improves in June
In June, consumer sentiment rose to 97 from 93 in May, according to the Statistical Institute (INSEE). As such, the index remained below the 100-threshold—its long-term average.
Consumers were significantly less pessimistic towards buying big-ticket household items in the year ahead. Meanwhile, their expected financial situation in the coming 12-months was less negative, while their expected saving capacity turned optimistic. That said, unemployment concerns rose from the previous month, while they grew more concerned over prices in the coming year.