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LME Aluminium Premiums

LME Aluminium Premiums are new contracts designed specifically to help the physical industry hedge the premium portion of the ‘all-in’ aluminium price.

The four regional premium contracts sit alongside our parent LME Aluminium contract, combining global liquidity with regional flexibility.

The physically settled, monthly contracts provide a transparent, supply-and-demand-driven premium price discovery mechanism. Participants can also take delivery of readily available material in non-queued warehouses.

The benefits:

• Hedge your regional all-in price
• Take delivery of non-queued material
• Transparent price formation for premiums

The contracts:

• LME Aluminium US Premium
• LME Aluminium West-Europe Premium
• LME Aluminium East-Asia Premium
• LME Aluminium South-East Asia Premium

By trading both the existing LME Aluminium parent contract and the LME Aluminium Premiums contracts, market participants continue to enjoy access to the LME’s liquid global market and reference prices, while also fully risk-managing their exposure to regional market dynamics.

 Download the LME Aluminium Premiums brochure 

Daily prices are updated in the table below on a one-day delayed basis.

2016 LME Aluminium Premium Closing Prices


LME Aluminium US Premium -US$

LME Aluminium West-Europe Premium - US$ LME Aluminium East-Asia Premium - US$LME Aluminium South-East Asia Premium - US$
13 Jan 180.00 75.00 90.00 15.00
12 Jan 180.00 75.00 90.00 15.00
11 Jan 180.00 75.00 90.00 15.00
10 Jan 180.00 75.00 90.00 15.00
09 Jan 180.00 75.00 90.00 15.00
06 Jan 180.00 75.00 85.00 15.00
05 Jan 180.00 75.00 85.00 15.00
04 Jan 180.00


85.00 15.00
03 Jan 180.00 75.00 85.00 15.00

"90% of the world’s aluminium futures business is conducted on the LME "