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The LME is the trading and price-formation venue for industrial metals globally. Participants can trade one of 13 metals and an index product using futures, options, TAPOsMonthly Average Futures and LMEminis.

Ferrous metals

Designed to meet the needs of the steel industry, our ferrous contract suite includes our cash-settled rebar and steel scrap contracts.

Non-ferrous metals 

LME participants can trade and take or make delivery of aluminium, copper, tin, nickel, zinc, lead, aluminium alloy and NASAAC. Non-ferrous prices discovered on our platforms are used as the global benchmark.

Precious metals

The LME is committed to working with the precious metals community to help deliver pricing solutions for the benefit of the whole market.


A summary of official and average prices for the previous month are published by close of business (London time) on the first business day of each month. Reports are available free for the current calendar year and can be purchased for previous years.

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