Shares of garments companies and telecom service companies rose 5% and 3%, respectively, while shares of refinery companies, energy companies and paper & paper product companies ended flat. Stocks of trading companies and airlines companies declined 11% each. Stocks of real estate companies fell 8%.
Combined food inflation was 5.36% for April 2015, compared to 6.29% recorded for March 2015. For rural and urban areas, food inflation was 5.38% and 5.41%, respectively, in April. Inflation in vegetable prices was at 6.63% in April 2015, compared to 11.09% in March 2015. Inflation in fruit prices was 5.08% in April 2015, while pulses were dearer by 12.52% year-on-year. Inflation for cereals stood at 2.15% and inflation for milk products was 8.21%. Price rise on non-vegetarian items, such as meat and fish, was 5.50% in April 2015 compared to 5.11% in March 2015.