The Multi Commodity Exchange of India Limited (MCX), India’s first listed exchange, is a state-of-the-art, commodity futures exchange that facilitates online trading, and clearing and settlement of commodity futures transactions, thereby providing a platform for risk management. The Exchange, which started operations in November 2003, operates within the regulatory framework of the Forward Contracts Regulation Act, 1952 (FCRA, 1952) and regulations there under.
MCX offers trading in more than 30 commodity futures contracts across segments including bullion, ferrous and non-ferrous metals, energy, and agricultural commodities. The exchange focuses on providing commodity ecosystem participants with neutral, secure and transparent trade mechanisms, and formulating quality parameters and trade regulations, in conformity with the regulatory framework. The Exchange has an extensive national reach, with over 2100 members, operations through more than 400,000 trading terminals (including CTCL), spanning over 1770 cities and towns across India.
MCX is India’s leading commodity futures exchange with a market share of 87.3 per cent in terms of the value of commodity futures contracts traded in FY 2012-13. The Exchange was the third largest commodity futures exchange in the world, in terms of the number of contracts traded in CY2012, based on the Futures Industry Association’s annual volume survey released in March 2013. Moreover, as per the survey, during CY 2012, MCX was the world's largest exchange in silver and gold futures, second largest in copper and natural gas futures, and the third largest in crude oil futures.