RTTNews - Thursday, the Statistics Portugal said in a report that the consumer confidence stood at minus 46.2 in May, up from minus 49.5 in April. A year earlier, the indicator was minus 35.3.

The manufacturing industrial confidence increased to minus 31.2 from minus 34.1 in April. Similarly, the service confidence indicator rose to minus 19.2 in May from minus 23.3.

The confidence indicator in trade sector increased to minus 17.2 from minus 19.4 in April. The construction and public works confidence indicator rose to minus 47.3 from minus 49.2.

Meanwhile, economic sentiment indicator stood at minus 2.5 in May, up from minus 3 in April.

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