Mumbai: Bombay Stock Exchange benchmark Sensex continued its fall for the sixth day on Wednesday, opening 161 points down on sustained selling in line.

The 30-share index, which had lost 440 points in the last five sessions, slumped by another 160.91 points to 19,101.63 level during the first few minutes of trade on Wednesday, with realty, consumer durables and metal stocks remaining under pressure.

In a similar fashion, the wide-based National Stock Exchange Nifty index slid by 50.15 points to 5,735.55 points.

Brokers said a weakening Asian trend followed by lower closing in the US market influenced the trading sentiments. Further, a dip in the industrial production for the month of February to 3.7 per cent from 3.9 per cent in January also dampened the market expectations.

(Agencies)