Sensex Composition Over Years – Will It Remain Same Overtime?

Sensex companies have changed over years. In this article, we are looking at change in Sensex companies over period of time, beginning from pre liberalisation period. We have taken 1986, 2001, 2008, 2014 and 2020 years for Sensex companies list. 

1986 represents companies during pre-liberalisation period, 2001 represents the time during global tech bubble burst, 2008 represents the time at the peak of global financial bubble, 2014 represents the period after global financial crisis, and 2020 is the recent times.

Sensex Composition – Company wise

List of companies in Sensex during different times are as following –

List of companies in Sensex

Companies which continue to remain in Sensex over years are as following.

SENSEX Companies Over the years

Number of companies which remained in the Sensex from one time period to next are as following. There are 7 companies which have remained part of Sensex from 1986 to 2020. Interestingly, number of companies continuing to remain part of Sensex has increased with time. Eg: There were only 12 companies which remain part of Sensex during both 1986 and 2001, whereas 26 companies remain part of Sensex during both 2014 and 2020.

Sensex from 1986 to 2020

Sensex Composition – Sector wise

We can see sector wise companies in Sensex during each period below.

1986: There were no banking and finance companies in Sensex during 1986. Automobile and Ancillaries had highest number of companies in Sensex. All heavy industries companies formed the part of Sensex. There is no Realty company.

2001: Healthcare, FMCG and Banks formed the highest number of companies in Sensex. Banking and Finance account for 6 companies in Sensex. There are no Power & Realty companies in Sensex.

2008: Banks take the top position with 6 companies in Sensex. Banking and Finance account for 8 companies in Sensex now. There are 5 IT companies now. FMCG loses its count from 4 to 2 companies. There are 2 Power and 1 Realty companies.

Sensex Composition – Sector wise

2014: There are 7 banks in Sensex and 9 Banking & Finance companies. Automobile & Ancillaries see their count jump to 5 companies. There are 3 Power companies but no Realty companies in Sensex now.

2020: More or less the companies remain same with no Realty company and 1 Power company dropping out. Sensex has become more diversified sector-wise compared to 2014, with concentration of Banks and Automobile & Ancillaries reducing by 1 each, and addition of company from Construction Materials and Diamond & Jewellery.

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