InvestorQ : Which are the most active commodities traded in the MCX, which is the largest commodity exchange, in the recent past?
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Which are the most active commodities traded in the MCX, which is the largest commodity exchange, in the recent past?

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Khushi Patel answered.
2 years ago
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The table below captures the contract wise details of turnover for a monthly and annual basis to give a trend of how the turnover has mapped out.

Sr.No

Name of the Commodity

2019-20$

Sep-18

Aug-19

Sep-19

Volume ('000 tonnes)

Value ( crore)

Volume ('000 tonnes)

Value ( crore)

Volume ('000 tonnes)

Value ( crore)

Volume ('000 tonnes)

Value ( crore)

Futures

A

Bullion

1

Gold

2.3

8,16,697

0.3

76,704

0.5

1,73,324

0.5

1,76,916

2

Silver

122

5,05,481

15

57,520

25

1,11,609

27

1,28,763

Total for A

124

13,22,178

16

1,34,224

26

2,84,933

27

3,05,679

B

Metals other than Bullion

1

Aluminium

3,548

49,871

1,654

24,417

436

6,106

413

5,748

2

Copper

6,064

2,64,799

1,365

59,522

797

35,365

1,027

46,052

3

Lead

8,533

1,23,849

2,650

38,992

1,109

17,097

974

15,096

4

Nickel

1,628

1,63,437

287

26,035

332

36,923

279

34,777

5

Zinc

15,461

3,10,678

4,320

76,460

1,953

36,184

2,131

39,363

Total for B

35,234

9,12,635

10,276

2,25,427

4,626

1,31,673

4,823

1,41,035

C

Agricultural commodities

1

Cardamom

0.7

189

0.1

18

0.2

51

0.1

34

2

Cotton

2,077

26,362

173

2,302

157

1,868

97

1,121

3

CPO

2,635

13,975

457

2,733

521

2,861

402

2,238

4

Mentha Oil

53

6,930

14

2,370

10

1,252

8

999

5

Kapas

1

7

Na

Na

Na

Na

1

7

Total for C

4,767

47,463

645

7,423

687

6,031

509

4,399

D

Energy

1

Crude Oil

5,26,636

15,65,840

43,708

1,62,208

98,819

2,84,084

1,00,826

3,01,964

2

Natural Gas (trln. Btu)

7,536

1,26,865

872

18,277

1,773

27,521

1,832

33,017

Total for D*

5,26,636

16,92,706

43,708

1,80,485

98,819

3,11,605

1,00,826

3,34,981

Grand Total (A+B+C+D)

5,66,761

39,74,981

54,644

5,47,560

1,04,158

7,34,243

1,06,186

7,86,095

Options

E

Bullion

1

Gold

0.2

57,786

0.1

42,600

0.03

10,913

0.04

15,412

2

Silver

2.2

9,234

0.1

473

0.7

2,923

0.4

1,777

Total of E

2.4

67,020

0.3

43,073

0.7

13,836

0.4

17,188

F

Metals

1

Copper

19

828.3

6

268

1

41

1

43

2

Zinc

50

1,058.4

7

119.9

4

81

5

95

Total of F

69

1,887

13

388

5

121

6

138

G

Energy

1

Crude Oil

15,582

47,088

852

3,163

3,216

9,373

4,619

14,132

Grand Total (E+F+G)

15,653

1,15,995

865

46,624

3,222

23,330

4,626

31,458

From the above table it is clear that the volumes on precious metals and energy are sharply up on a YOY basis while the volumes on industrial metals and agricultural products are sharply down on a year to year basis. Options volumes are yet to pick up other than in gold and even

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