Shares of packaging companies, garments companies and petrochemicals companies rose 5% each, while shares of glass companies advanced 7%. Stocks of airlines companies and energy companies declined 7% and 5%, respectively. Stocks of telecom service companies fell 3%, while stocks of printing and publishing companies fell 2%.
Combined inflation for urban and rural areas declined to 3.78% in July 2015, from 5.40% in May. Inflation in urban areas declined to 2.94% in July from 4.55% in June, mainly due to a high base effect. Food inflation in urban areas declined to 1.01% in July from 5.24% in June. In urban areas, inflation for vegetables fell 10.96% year-on-year, due to the base effect. Inflation related to fuel & power also remained steady in July, at 3.32%. Inflation for housing, too, was steady at 4.44%. Inflation for clothing was 4.51%; for miscellaneous items, it fell to 2.47% in July from 3.39% in June.