Consumer credit in the U.S. increased $19.1 billion in July after a revised $27 billion gain a month earlier, according to Market News International based on a report from the Federal Reserve.

The median forecast of 34 economists surveyed by Bloomberg called for an $18.8 billion rise. Estimates ranged from gains of $15 billion to $24 billion after a previously reported June advance of $20.7 billion.

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