MCX clocks total turnover of Rs 4962.57 cr

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Mumbai, Mar 24 (UNI) Multi Commodity Exchange (MCX) clocked a total turnover of Rs 4,962.57 crore and 64,292 trade.

MCX Comdex, the composite index of metals, energy and agro-commodities was up by 0.11 per cent at 2642.06 points.

However, MCX Energy lost 0.34 per cent while MCX Agri gained 2.05 per cent. Most other contracts looked down today.

Bullion turnover consisted of gold Rs 2557.34 crore, with a volume of 21,437 kg and open interest of 10,639 kg. Silver clocked a turnover of Rs 961.27 crore with volume of 4,30,845 kg and open interest of 230,205 kg.

Gold December 2008 contract lost 2.99 per cent at Rs 12,079 per ten grams amid all round contraction. Gold April 2008 contract clocked a volume of 17,651 kgs.

Silver December 2008 contract shed 4.01 per cent at Rs 23,020 per kg followed by CFI December 2009 contract down by 2.01 per cent at Rs 1,435.50 per tonne, even as few other contracts gained.

Among metals, only aluminium and copper recovered while lead, nickel and tin contracts lost marginally.

Lead May 2008 contract receded by 3.07 per cent at Rs 109 per kg but tin May 2008 contract gained 3.09 per cent at Rs 843.25 per kg.

Only crude oil August 2008 contract rose by 0.20 per cent at Rs 3,985 per barrel. Both the natural gas contracts eased.

A mixed trend prevailed in agricultural contracts. Ref soya oil, chana, turmeric, sugarsklp, kapaskhali, potato (Agra and TRWR) and jute contracts were marked by an upward trend, MCX release said.

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