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When the first national level commodity derivatives exchange started, the exchanges had conducted quick business in commodities futures trading. Last three year from the year 2006, there has been a great recovery of the commodities futures trading in India, both in terms of the number of commodities allowed for futures trading and also in the value of trading. Although in year 2000, futures trading were allowed in only 8 commodities, the number shoot to 80 commodities in June 2004. The value of trading in local currency viewed a quantum shoot from about INR 350 billion in 2001-02 to INR 1.3 Trillion in 2003-04.
The market regulator Forward Markets Commission (FMC) broadcasted fortnightly trading data for each of the 3 national & 21 regional exchanges in order to carry on the futures trading in commodities in the country.