Combined inflation for urban and rural areas increased, marginally, to 5.69% in January 2016, from 5.61% in December 2015. Inflation in urban areas increased to 4.81% in January, from 4.73% in December. Food inflation in urban areas increased marginally to 6.23% in January from 6.05% in December. In urban areas, prices of vegetables increased by 7.22% since last year. Inflation related to fuel & power increased to 3.09%, in January from 2.65% in December. Inflation for housing increased to 5.20%. Inflation for clothing hovered around 4%; for miscellaneous items, it increased to 3% in January from 2.91% in December.