Title: Trading trends in Indian commodity exchanges with special reference to agricultural commodities

Authors: Anand Bansal; Satinder Kaur

Addresses: GKC-Punjabi University Guru Kashi Campus, Talwandi Sabo-151302, Punjab, India ' Dev Samaj College for Women, Sector 45 B, Chandigarh, India

Abstract: Global commodity markets have gone through a long journey. In India, the emergence and augmentation of the organised commodity derivative market is relatively a recent phenomenon. Since its inception in June 2000, derivative exchanges have exhibited exponential growth in terms of volume and value of trade. The setting up of the three exchanges was the turning point in the history of commodity market of India. Hence, the study is undertaken to analyse the trends and progress of the national commodity exchanges of India and comparing the value of the trade of the selected agricultural commodities (soybean, mustard seed, soy oil, guarseed and channa). Data for the commodities under study covers period from the year 2004-2005 till the year 2014-2015. The study is based on the secondary data related to exchanges, i.e., MCX, NCDEX, NMCE, ICEX and ACE.

Keywords: commodity exchanges; India; agricultural commodities; derivatives; commodity markets; agriculture.

DOI: 10.1504/IJICBM.2017.080762

International Journal of Indian Culture and Business Management, 2017 Vol.14 No.1, pp.94 - 108

Received: 08 Oct 2015
Accepted: 12 Jan 2016

Published online: 13 Nov 2016 *

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