Registering a significant increase, gold exchange traded funds (ETFs) worth Rs.691 crore were traded on the National Stock Exchange on Monday.

Trading in gold ETFs jumped nearly 14 per cent to Rs.691 crore on the leading bourse. Last year, on Akshya Tritiya, the value stood at Rs.608 crore.

“The number of units of gold ETF traded today [Monday] were 26,98,610, an increase of more than 14 per cent from the number of units traded last year, when 23,60,000 units were traded,” NSE said in a statement.

NSE had extended trading time for gold ETFs till 7 p.m.

“The turnover of Gold ETFs on the NSE platform touched Rs.926 crore in April 2013 which was 3.2 times the turnover in March 2013 at Rs.284 crore,” it said. In the last few years, trading volumes in gold ETFs have witnessed consistent growth especially with good participation from retail investors on auspicious days.

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