The table below captures the relevant details of the key depositories enabling you to making an appropriate comparison.

Year/ Month

NSDL

Companies Live

DPs Live

DPs Locations

Demat Quantity (million securities)

Demat Value (` crore)

2018-19

25,233

277

30,741

18,67,408

1,86,80,372

2019-20$

28,359

277

31,357

20,57,612

1,84,59,748

Apr-19

25,841

278

30,898

18,98,007

1,88,46,586

May-19

26,513

278

30,946

19,58,062

1,90,35,134

Jun-19

27,004

278

31,235

19,85,585

1,87,40,374

Jul-19

27,554

278

31,182

20,24,980

1,79,18,570

Aug-19

27,948

277

31,205

20,46,768

1,77,43,917

Sep-19

28,359

277

31,357

20,57,612

1,84,59,748

CDSL

Companies Live

DPs Live

DPs Locations

Demat Quantity (million securities)

Demat Value (` crore)

2018-19

12,757

597

19,460

3,61,876

20,79,693

2019-20$

13,848

601

19,492

4,15,783

20,08,855

Apr-19

13,009

598

19,461

3,73,897

20,79,779

May-19

13,218

599

19,428

3,96,127

21,71,374

Jun-19

13,391

603

19,193

4,03,352

21,37,048

Jul-19

13,548

600

19,274

4,09,782

19,74,412

Aug-19

13,692

602

19,309

4,13,250

19,50,262

Sep-19

13,848

601

19,492

4,15,783

20,08,855

As can be seen from the table above, the CDSL is surely catching up in terms of number of companies live on the depository but NSDL still has a major advantage in terms of the custody value.