Shares of airlines companies soared 36%, shares of paints companies advanced 13% and shares of hotels companies advanced 12%. Stocks of sugar companies declined 6%; stocks of telecom services companies and trading companies fell 5% and 3%, respectively. Stocks of transport & logistics and glass companies declined 4% each.
Combined food inflation stood at 5.82% for October 2014, significantly lower than 7.62% recorded for September 2014. For rural and urban areas, food inflation was 5.86% and 5.58%, respectively, in October. Deflation was seen in vegetable prices, at 1.45% in October, compared to an inflation of 8.59% in September. Inflation in fruit prices was 17.49% in October, while pulses were dearer by 7.51% year-on-year. Inflation for cereals stood at 6% and inflation for milk products was 10.79%. The price rise of non-vegetarian items, such as eggs, meat and fish, was 6.34% in October compared to 6.22% in September 2014.