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Multi Commodity Exchange

Multi Commodity Exchange of India Ltd
Traded asBSE534091
IndustryCommodity Exchange
Founded10 Nov. 2003
HeadquartersMumbai, India
Key people
  • Saurabh Chandra
ProductsCommodity Derivatives

Multi Commodity Exchange of India Ltd (MCX) (BSE534091) is an independent commodity exchange based in India. It was established in 2003 and is based in Mumbai. It is India's largest commodity derivatives exchange where the clearance and settlements of the exchange happen and the turnover of the exchange for the quarter ended September 2018 was 1.78 billion rupees. MCX offers options trading in gold and futures trading in non-ferrous metals, bullion, energy, and a number of agricultural commodities (mentha oil, cardamom, crude palm oil, cotton, and others).

In 2016, MCX was seventh among the global commodity exchanges in terms of the number of futures contracts trade, the latest yearly data from Futures Industry Association (FIA) showed. In 2017 MCX partnered with Thomson Reuters to develop India’s first co-branded commodity index series, the iCOMDEX. iCOMDEX series consists of iCOMDEX Composite, iCOMDEX Base Metals, iCOMDEX Bullion, iCOMDEX Gold, iCOMDEX Copper and iCOMDEX Crude Oil. Recently, the exchange has set up a web-based application "ComRIS" (Commodity Receipts Information System) in order to maintain an electronic record of commodities deposited at the Exchange accredited warehouses and ensure flow of real time information from the warehouses.

In February 2012, MCX had come out with a public issue of 6,427,378 Equity Shares of Rs. 10 face value in the price band of Rs. 860 to Rs. 1032 per equity share to raise around $134 million. It was the first-ever IPO by an Indian exchange and made MCX India’s only publicly listed exchange.

From 28 September 2015, MCX is being regulated by the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI). Earlier MCX was regulated by the Forward Markets Commission (FMC), which got merged with the SEBI on 28 September 2015.

Multi-Commodity Exchange appointed of Mrugank Paranjape as MD & CEO of the exchange on 29 February 2016 for a period of three years. Mrugank Paranjape has earlier working with Deutsche Bank for the last 14 years. Last he was heading DB Center of the bank.[1]

Commodities traded include -

  • Metal - Aluminium, Aluminium Mini, Copper, Copper Mini, Lead, Lead Mini, Nickel, Nickel Mini, Zinc, Zinc Mini, Brass(futures)
  • Bullion - Gold, Gold Mini, Gold Guinea, Gold Petal, Gold Petal ( New Delhi), Gold Global, Silver, Silver Mini, Silver Micro, Silver 1000.
  • Agro Commodities - Cardamom, Cotton, Crude Palm Oil, Kapas, Mentha Oil, Castor seed, RBD Palmolien, Black Pepper.
  • Energy - Brent Crude Oil, Crude Oil, Crude Oil Mini, Natural Gas.

Multi Commodity Exchange of India provides live feeds for all traded commodities and these are published on various websites like,[2],[3][4]


  1. ^ "MCX appoints Mrugank Paranjape as MD". Business Standard. 29 February 2016. Retrieved 21 February 2019.
  2. ^ Money Control []
  3. ^ Economic Times []
  4. ^ Mcx India []

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