© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: A view at sunset shows the Eiffel Tower and the financial and business district of La Defense in Puteaux near Paris, France, February 9, 2022. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
PARIS (Reuters) – French consumer sentiment fell by more than expected in September, according to a monthly survey, as worries about inflation weighed on the euro zone’s second-biggest economy.
The INSEE national statistics office said consumer sentiment fell to 79 points in September, down from 82 in August. A Reuters poll of 15 analysts had forecast 80 points for the September consumer sentiment figure.
Inflation within the euro zone is running at close to 10%, with global energy prices having surged in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.