Even though trade and the trading items in the Indian ocean region remained constant from 650 C.E. to 1750 C.E, maritime navigational technology improved along with monsoon seasonal winds to help facilitate trade.
Throughout the 650 C.E. to 1750
C.E. era, the Indian Ocean coastal regions experienced changes and continuities economically as commerce evolved. Between 650 C.E. and 1750 C.E there were many continuities such as the use of the same trade routes and importance of the major goodsspices in India also remained. The monsoon winds were used by merchants and traders constantly in order to get from one place to another. Trading items such as spices from India, ivory and gold from Africa, and precious metals and luxury items from China, remained the same and were still transported to India throughout this time period. Another continuity would be the the use of trading ports and storehouses. The trading ports allowed goods from the interior of Africa to be transported to the merchants of India and other Pacific Islands. In the time period between 650 C.E.and 1750 C.E. there were many changes. This involved the increase of maritime navigational technology and the introduction of Islam to Africa. While trading goods remained constant, religion was spread through the merchants. The expansion of Islam gave way to religious change for African merchants and kings, arising change in interconnections; moreover expeditions took place which brought on trading ties with essential exports. Another change would be the increase in European merchant and trader involvement. The opium trade with China made it possible for the British to profit from it since the British produced it in India and then traded it with
China. Another change would be the fact the over the years between 650 C.E. and 1750 C.E. the
Indian Ocean trade was dominated by different rulers. These included the Indians, the Arabs, the
Chinese, and lastly the