Shares of shipping companies and refinery companies advanced 3% each, while shares of garments companies and paints companies declined 6% each. Stocks of automobiles companies, consumer products companies and petrochemicals companies rose 2% each. Stocks of airlines companies declined 4%.
Combined inflation for urban and rural areas increased marginally, to 5.01% in May 2015, from 4.87%% in April. Inflation in urban areas increased to 4.41% in May from 4.36% in April. Food inflation in urban areas declined to 5.08% in May from 5.41% in April. In urban areas, inflation of vegetables declined to 6.77% year-on-year. Inflation related to fuel & power remained steady at 3.42% in May. Inflation for housing, too, steadied at 4.64%. Inflation for clothing declined to 4.65% from 4.84%; for miscellaneous items, it increased to 3.13% in May from 2.51% in April.