U.S. consumers' spending increased in July, as retail and food services sales rose 0.7 percent to 523.5 billion U.S. dollars, the Department of Commerce said on Thursday.
The dollar index, which measures the greenback against six major peers, was up 0.01 percent at 98.1554 in late trading.
In late New York trading, the euro decreased to 1.1095 U.S. dollars from 1.1106 dollars in the previous session, and the British pound was up to 1.2151 dollars from 1.2110 U.S. dollars in the previous session. The Australian dollar was up to 0.6781 dollar from 0.6775 dollar. The U.S. dollar bought 106.28 Japanese yen, higher than 106.12 Japanese yen of the previous session. The U.S. dollar increased to 0.9783 Swiss franc from 0.9769 Swiss franc, and it decreased to 1.3269 Canadian dollars from 1.3323 Canadian dollars.