The demat business is delivered through the two major depositories viz. NSDL and CDSL. The table bellow captures the growth demat in terms of number of active companies, number of demat accounts and the demat value month wise over a period of time. You can see the steady progression of the demat business in both the CDSL and the NSDL.

NSDL

CDSL

Month

Companies: Live

No of Demat Accounts

Demat Value (` crore)

Companies: Live

No of Demat Accounts

Demat Value (` crore)

1

2

5

6

8

11

12

Apr-10

8,164

1,05,53,690

57,35,000

6,869

66,36,359

8,64,618

May-10

8,226

1,06,35,257

56,23,700

6,917

66,96,297

8,27,787

Jun-10

8,309

1,06,94,722

58,36,900

6,973

67,59,507

8,64,093

Jul-10

8,374

1,07,86,189

59,48,000

7,031

68,34,173

7,41,294

Aug-10

8,451

1,08,80,142

60,36,900

7,117

69,15,163

9,14,594

Sep-10

8,514

1,09,46,904

65,48,500

7,207

69,86,061

9,89,925

Oct-10

8,570

1,10,65,602

66,92,600

7,292

71,10,668

9,98,793

Nov-10

8,631

1,11,85,205

65,71,600

7,363

72,25,197

9,42,086

Dec-10

8,675

1,13,08,191

67,53,500

7,501

73,37,071

9,52,622

Jan-11

8,726

1,14,13,864

62,81,700

7,617

74,15,128

8,70,650

Feb-11

8,766

1,14,74,845

61,57,800

7,770

74,89,673

10,12,990

Mar-11

8,842

1,15,39,788

66,07,900

8,030

74,79,316

10,81,417

Apr-11

8,898

1,15,86,900

65,89,100

8,265

75,18,099

11,52,828

May-11

8,987

1,16,43,159

64,57,500

8,346

75,59,777

10,89,116

Jun-11

9,047

1,17,15,168

65,57,900

8,468

75,96,719

10,96,187

Jul-11

9,084

1,17,75,770

64,02,500

8,562

76,38,163

11,00,650

Aug-11

9,154

1,18,45,787

60,58,200

8,680

76,89,146

10,04,214

Sep-11

9,212

1,19,06,396

66,87,800

9,000

77,38,861

9,79,868

Oct-11

9,300

1,17,98,979

69,50,300

9,178

77,70,400

10,12,558

Nov-11

9,366

1,17,74,230

64,91,900

9,273

78,06,160

9,42,066

Dec-11

9,453

1,18,43,189

63,45,000

9,412

78,42,576

8,80,859

Jan-12

9,531

1,19,03,426

68,58,900

9,561

78,62,627

10,20,435

Feb-12

9,655

1,19,78,709

72,00,500

9,717

78,95,170

10,64,509

Mar-12

9,741

1,20,44,917

71,32,300

9,928

79,17,184

10,20,569

Apr-12

9,814

1,20,83,275

71,23,900

7,629

79,29,794

10,20,509

May-12

9,879

1,21,33,597

68,47,600

7,669

79,62,560

9,74,563

Jun-12

9,984

1,21,90,794

71,46,800

7,711

79,83,952

10,23,535

Jul-12

10,052

1,22,52,308

71,58,900

7,734

80,10,722

9,62,628

Aug-12

10,144

1,23,15,664

72,05,956

7,762

80,28,618

9,30,279

Sep-12

10,219

1,23,80,607

75,93,946

7,801

81,03,124

10,10,422

Oct-12

10,310

1,24,46,153

75,40,170

7,823

81,05,353

9,87,700

Nov-12

10,397

1,25,01,225

78,19,596

7,876

81,50,833

10,28,786

Dec-12

10,465

1,25,31,230

79,56,043

7,909

82,00,696

10,84,671

Jan-13

10,585

1,25,80,940

80,15,790

7,954

82,45,687

11,34,906

Feb-13

10,707

1,26,27,726

76,62,269

8,016

82,85,609

10,31,662

Mar-13

10,844

1,26,84,512

76,79,027

8,062

83,27,482

9,85,038

Apr-13

10,940

1,27,23,741

78,34,055

8,105

83,55,332

10,44,587

May-13

11,086

1,27,61,953

79,41,534

8,154

83,94,087

10,26,127

Jun-13

11,203

1,27,93,427

77,48,800

8,197

84,40,686

9,75,535

Jul-13

11,237

1,28,37,709

75,19,800

8,235

84,73,396

9,10,724

Aug-13

11,313

1,28,59,406

73,83,300

8,280

85,17,439

8,66,691

Sep-13

11,418

1,29,15,040

76,79,100

8,323

85,60,769

9,20,170

Oct-13

11,547

1,29,61,535

81,92,100

8,623

86,07,886

9,92,255

Nov-13

11,656

1,30,00,468

82,03,200

8,404

86,54,044

9,87,954

Dec-13

11,762

1,30,51,280

84,70,300

8,446

86,82,706

10,11,941

Jan-14

11,884

1,31,02,726

82,71,900

8,483

87,46,889

9,65,187

Feb-14

12,013

1,30,63,746

84,63,300

8,566

87,29,972

9,78,618

Mar-14

12,211

1,30,53,656

89,39,900

8,630

87,77,049

10,87,603

Apr-14

12,390

1,30,73,422

89,84,700

8,679

87,72,884

11,21,336

May-14

12,530

1,31,13,175

97,64,100

8,740

88,13,087

12,82,958

Jun-14

12,654

1,31,76,794

1,02,84,765

8,801

88,86,960

13,87,486

Jul-14

12,809

1,32,35,189

1,02,94,473

8,844

89,75,744

13,47,258

Aug-14

12,902

1,32,99,862

1,05,59,587

8,887

90,37,214

13,81,167

Sep-14

13,056

1,33,84,017

1,07,18,010

8,955

91,23,553

13,91,953

Oct-14

13,169

1,34,58,562

1,10,19,562

8,999

92,00,359

14,28,365

Nov-14

13,310

1,35,44,086

1,12,92,279

9,066

92,61,406

14,43,828

Dec-14

13,470

1,36,30,661

1,12,20,526

9,204

93,97,765

14,22,438

Jan-15

13,618

1,36,94,460

1,17,01,062

9,274

94,33,059

14,56,275

Feb-15

13,740

1,37,67,359

1,19,21,789

9,342

95,20,864

14,34,672

Mar-15

13,992

1,37,05,179

1,17,48,315

9,399

96,10,002

13,94,264

Apr-15

14,200

1,37,59,197

1,15,19,700

9,452

96,83,018

13,94,833

May-15

14,319

1,38,19,425

1,18,12,484

9,503

97,60,629

14,61,124

Jun-15

14,449

1,38,92,566

1,17,04,162

9,549

98,37,857

14,21,673

Jul-15

14,571

1,39,44,089

1,19,82,064

9,608

99,25,722

14,44,187

Aug-15

14,687

1,40,26,203

1,15,22,199

9,663

1,00,16,812

13,32,854

Sep-15

14,809

1,41,03,221

1,15,06,522

9,714

1,01,15,792

13,19,167

Oct-15

14,913

1,41,75,622

1,16,84,461

9,742

1,02,16,556

13,69,155

Nov-15

15,003

1,42,07,123

1,17,50,473

9,772

1,02,94,506

13,74,782

Dec-15

15,115

1,42,94,461

1,19,29,978

9,813

1,04,19,426

13,90,410

Jan-16

15,266

1,43,83,135

1,14,56,291

9,880

1,05,40,907

12,82,176

Feb-16

15,447

1,44,80,291

1,09,06,200

9,958

1,06,70,815

11,98,327

Mar-16

15,638

1,45,62,941

1,17,15,700

10,021

1,07,90,738

13,26,797

Apr-16

15,752

1,46,13,090

1,19,27,604

9,413

1,08,90,010

13,47,615

May-16

15,997

1,46,72,931

1,21,76,277

9,444

1,09,77,823

13,53,991

Jun-16

16,135

1,47,66,714

1,24,82,995

9,480

1,12,24,276

14,12,514

Jul-16

16,292

1,48,33,829

1,30,08,086

9,525

1,12,28,063

14,73,746

Aug-16

16,432

1,49,26,225

1,32,59,258

9,578

1,13,45,320

15,26,825

Sep-16

16,600

1,50,23,515

1,33,13,310

9,621

1,14,70,441

15,43,364

Oct-16

16,798

1,51,03,070

1,35,85,191

9,663

1,15,87,046

16,16,084

Nov-16

16,959

1,51,88,931

1,31,13,387

9,694

1,16,92,031

15,85,099

Dec-16

17,085

1,52,49,223

1,29,97,457

9,734

1,18,03,464

15,28,377

Jan-17

17,285

1,53,34,513

1,36,05,175

9,777

1,19,27,924

16,30,601

Feb-17

17,473

1,54,30,009

1,41,32,427

9,834

1,20,64,255

16,80,197

Mar-17

17,835

1,55,77,633

1,46,48,687

9,887

1,22,67,432

17,73,585

Apr-17

18,039

1,56,69,339

1,26,60,053

9,934

1,24,27,121

18,30,695

May-17

18,233

1,57,81,894

1,51,39,574

9,968

1,25,80,237

17,99,050

Jun-17

18,396

1,58,96,387

1,51,85,478

10,017

1,27,50,757

17,66,362

Jul-17

18,526

1,60,20,835

1,57,86,686

10,080

1,29,51,660

18,74,673

Aug-17

18,715

1,61,47,030

1,58,18,657

10,126

1,31,61,043

18,51,407

Sep-17

18,870

1,62,82,292

1,58,44,660

10,182

1,33,88,292

18,46,695

Oct-17

18,996

1,64,20,459

1,68,77,973

10,217

1,36,24,432

20,79,707

Nov-17

19,715

1,65,65,730

1,71,32,419

10,221

1,38,79,140

20,79,392

Dec-17

19,310

1,67,04,736

1,76,74,693

10,343

1,41,27,807

26,93,980

Jan-18

19,494

1,68,62,449

1,79,83,900

10,424

1,44,15,675

21,66,481

Feb-18

19,658

1,69,90,639

1,75,82,613

10,535

1,46,24,162

20,79,235

Mar-18

19,865

1,70,89,576

1,72,20,167

10,628

1,48,40,058

19,83,981

Apr-18

20,089

1,71,48,865

1,81,87,157

10,761

1,49,90,144

21,21,782

May-18

20,282

1,72,39,215

1,75,70,560

10,892

1,51,75,433

20,69,038

Jun-18

20,462

1,73,02,362

1,75,86,566

10,992

1,53,51,426

19,95,128

Jul-18

20,648

1,74,29,678

1,84,47,742

11,088

1,55,72,153

20,95,750

Aug-18

20,809

1,75,64,809

1,89,64,147

11,174

1,58,26,861

21,68,984

Sep-18

20,942

1,76,97,281

1,76,33,015

11,237

1,60,57,407

19,50,936

Oct-18

21,392

1,78,33,500

1,70,55,665

11,362

1,62,90,508

19,09,449

Nov-18

22,018

1,79,44,413

1,75,85,679

11,539

1,64,98,606

19,28,099

Dec-18

22,897

1,80,83,461

1,78,12,044

11,800

1,67,24,959

20,22,693

The custody value of NSDL is vastly more than CDSL although both the institutions almost have the same number of accounts. That is more due to the fact that NSDL has been earlier off the block and had managed to rope in most of the high value investors, promoters and the institutions, which explains this difference.