Shares of sugar companies, steel companies and real estate companies advanced 21%, 17% and 13%, respectively. Shares of healthcare companies and oil & gas companies ended flat. Shares of lifestyle & leisure companies and consumer products companies rose 1% each.
Combined food inflation increased to 6.66% in January 2016, compared to 6.31% recorded for December 2015. For rural and urban areas, food inflation was 7.00% and 6.23%, respectively, in January. Vegetable prices increased by 6.23% in January compared to those prevailing in December 2015. Inflation in fruit prices was -0.24% in January, while pulses were dearer by 43.32% y-o-y. Inflation for cereals stood at 2.19% and inflation for milk products was 4%. Price rise of non-vegetarian items, such as meat and fish, was 8.23% in January compared to 6.66% in December 2015.