The Zimbabwe Stock Exchange maintained its upward trend with blue chip counters leading in terms of the volume of sales for the local listed counters.

The industrial index extended its rally by 0.94 points to close at 193.96 points, while the mining index was steady at 69.79 points.

National Foods increased by 11.32 cents to close at 380.00 cents, Hippo gained 3.26 cents to trade at 75.26 cents and Delta added 0.46 cents to settle at 126.25 cents.

Padenga traded 0.37 cents Solid at 27.00 cents and Econet rose by 0.27 cents to settle at 34.27 cents.

Axia and Star Africa Corporation both increased by 0.20 cents to close at 9.70 cents and 1.20 cents.

Two counters lost ground Seedco eased 1.00 cents to close at 139.00 cents and Meikles dropped 0.50 cents to close at 26.00 cents.

The mining counters were unchanged.