On Tuesday, at Pakistan Mercantile Exchange (PMEX), value traded was PKR 7,954 million as compared to PKR 5,585 million reported on Monday, an increase of 42 percent. The number of lots traded also increased by 84 percent to 50.15 million from 27.19 million. PMEX Commodity Index increased by 0.47 percent and closed at 2,510. Major business was contributed by gold amounting to PKR 7,000 million, a 75 percent increase when compared to the previous trading day. This was followed by crude oil (PKR 865.23 million) and silver (PKR 88.42 million).