FXstreet.com (Barcelona) - Consumer sentiment has deteriorated in the United States in February, and somewhat more than the experts had advanced, according to the preliminary estimation of the Reuters / University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index.

In February, consumer sentiment index has dropped to a level of 69.6 from 78.4 in January, instea¡d of a milder decrease to 77.0 pointas forecasted by market analysts.

The current economic situation assessment has declined almost ten points in a month, to 85.4 in February from 94.4 points in January. The expectations index has deteriorated to 59.4 from 68.1 in January.