Shares of consumer products companies, cement companies and paints companies advanced 14%, 8% and 7%, respectively. Stocks of non-ferrous metals companies, steel companies and garment companies declined 11%, 9% and 8%, respectively. Stocks of steel products companies fell 4%.
Combined inflation for urban and rural areas increased marginally to 5% in December 2014 from 4.38% in November 2014. Inflation in urban areas increased to 5.32% in December from 4.69% in November. Food inflation in urban areas rose to 5.43% in December from 3.40% in November. Prices of vegetables in urban areas declined in December by 1% year-on-year. Inflation related to fuel & power steadied at 2.74% in December. Inflation for housing declined to 7.84% in December from 7.93% in November. Inflation for clothing declined to 5.51% and miscellaneous items declined, marginally, to 3.71% in December from 4.04% in November.