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LME fees are set annually by the Exchange and agreed by its Board. All fees are standard across membership category or service and apply only to LME members and users of LME systems. Fees charged by LME members to clients are subject to normal commercial negotiation.

These fees are effective from 1 January 2017.

Subscriptions and facilitation fees

The following annual membership fees apply:

Membership categoryFees (USD)
Category 1 95,000
Category 2 90,000
Category 3 30,000
Category 4 30,000 / 75,000 4
Category 5 4,000
Category 6 500
Category 7


4 Category 4 members operating a proprietary trading model will incur annual subscription fees of $30,000 per annum; Category 4 members who execute / issue LME Registered Client Contracts for customers will incur annual subscription fees of $75,000 per annum.

Companies considering obtaining LME membership should review the membership requirements and process for becoming a member.

Prices are all exclusive of any applicable VAT.

LME Clear will pass through all third party transaction fees to members at cost.

A complete listing of fees and levies is available. Fees and levies may be subject to VAT and other applicable taxes. For more information please contact us to discuss your enquiry.