MUMBAI, 4 May 2021: Retaining the leadership in India’s agri-derivatives market, National Commodity and Derivatives Exchange Ltd (NCDEX) has posted an all-round increase in its operations in April 2021 with market share crossing 80 percent during the month. The performance shows a strong resilience to the disruptions in the agri-ecosystem due to the Pandemic.
The Average Daily Turnover Value of the exchange more than quadrupled to INR 2,905 crores in April 2021 from INR 698 crores in the same month a year ago. The average Open Interest too registered a sharp increase of 92.13 percent year-on-year to 876,600 tonne. The exchange delivered 44,646 tonnes of commodities in April 2021, an increase of 43.58 percent year-on-year.
Refined Soy Oil, RM Seed, Chana, Soybean and Cotton Seed Oilcake were the top-traded derivatives contracts during the month under review. The ADTV in Refined Soy Oil was INR 685 crores, making it the country’s top-traded agri-derivative contract in April 2021, while for RM Seed the ADTV was at INR 551 crores. Contracts in Chana, Soybean and Cotton Seed Oilcake posted the ADTV of INR 506 crores, INR 474 crores and INR 246 crores, respectively, during the month.
Another highlight is that the ADTV in the evening session has topped INR 200 Crore in April 2021, indicating an enhanced alignment of internationally reference able commodities such as Refined Soy Oil, Kapas and Steel with the global market.
“Agri-derivatives markets are primarily for risk management by farmers, processors and traders. An astounding growth in our volumes since last few months and April in particular indicates that agri value chain participants have been using the NCDEX platform more aggressively for hedging during the extremely volatile agri-commodity market,” Kapil Dev, Chief - Business & Products said.
“More importantly, the multi-fold rise in the volume is a reflection of a tremendous trust shown by the market participants despite various challenges being raised by the resurgence of the Virus, Kapil Dev added.
NCDEX will continue to serve the agri value chain with emphasis on Farmer Producer Organizations (FPOs) and expand by adding derivative products in more commodities, Indices and Options in Goods segment.