On Friday at Pakistan Mercantile Exchange (PMEX) value traded was PKR 3.047 billion as compared to PKR 2.592 billion reported on Thursday, an increase of 18 percent. The number of lots traded also increased by 8 percent to 15,340 from 14,264. PMEX Commodity Index increases by 0.24 percent and closed at 2,668. Major business was contributed by crude oil amounting to PKR 1.845 billion, a 12 percent increase when compared to the previous trading day. This was followed by gold (PKR 1.169 billion), silver (PKR 32 million) and cotton (PKR 1.67 million).