An overview of national commodity exchanges in India
by Satinder Kaur; Anand Bansal
International Journal of Electronic Finance (IJEF), Vol. 7, No. 3/4, 2013

Abstract: Commodity markets have gone through a long journey. World's first commodity exchange, the Chicago board of trade was started in the USA in 1848 and in India, Bombay Cotton Trade Association Ltd started commodity exchange in year 1875. At present in India, total number of recognised commodity exchanges is 23 including six national level electronic commodity exchanges, which are dealing in more than 100 commodities together. The present paper is an attempt to study the growth of commodity exchanges in India. Keeping the recent intensification in Indian commodity exchanges in mind, the aim of this paper is to outline the history, evolution, regulatory framework and growth of commodity exchange. Hence the present paper reviews and examines the various issues related to commodity exchanges currently operating in India. The authors have used secondary data taken from the various publication of forward market commission (FMC).

Online publication date: Thu, 09-Jan-2014

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