According to a report by research company Conference Board consumer confidence index in the U.S. in June rose to 118.9 117.6 points versus the previous month.
Analysts had forecast a decline to 116.2 compared to the originally announced may value of 117.9.
The assessment of the current situation in June increased to 146.3 140.6 vs last month.
The expectations index fell to 100.6 vs 102.3 in may.
Consumer confidence is one of the key economic indicators of the United States, which reflects the confidence of Americans in the future and, accordingly, their willingness to spend money to purchase consumer goods and services in the near future. The indicator is calculated on the basis of a survey of about 5 thousand American families, who traditionally respond to two basic questions: how favorable, in their opinion, are the conditions for employment and business development in the US currently.