InvestorQ : Did the lockdowns during the month of April 2020 actually impact the volumes on the NSE and the BSE?
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Did the lockdowns during the month of April 2020 actually impact the volumes on the NSE and the BSE?

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Khushi Patel answered.
5 months ago


The impact was visible in retail volumes although not so much in institutional volumes. Equity volumes dipped by 14% in the month of April. The number of equity trades on the NSE fell from 42 crore in March to 36 crore in the month of April 2020. The number of shares traded on the NSE actually fell by 27% during the month. A similar fall was seen in the BSE also. However, the average trade size increased on the NSE and the BSE indicating that the retail investors had reduced market activity. It must be admitted that the impact was much lower than anticipated.