Extension of trade timings in commodity derivatives


As notified by SEBI in the circular SEBI/HO/CDMRD/DMP/CIR/P/2018/146 the trading hours in the commodity segment will be revised.

The revised trading hours with effect from December 31, 2018, are as follows:

Particulars Trade Start Time Trade End Time
Non-Agri Commodities 09.00 AM 11.30 PM / 11.55 PM
Internationally Referenceable Agri Commodities (Presently- Cotton, CPO & RBDPMOLEIN) 09.00 AM 09.00 PM
All other Agri Commodities 09.00 AM 05.00 PM


1. The pre-open session will commence 15 minutes prior to the trade start time
2. On days with only Evening Session, the trade timing shall be as follows:

  • 5:00pm to 11:30 / 11:55pm for Non-Agri commodities
  • 5:00pm to 9:00pm for Internationally Referencable commodities
  • Timings for the Muhurat trading shall be notified by the Exchange subsequently.

Click here for the circular from MCX.

The same is applicable for NSE and BSE commodities as well.

Further, Please note that trade timings for January 1, 2019 shall be from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM for all commodities.

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