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Historical data

The London Metal Exchange has historical LME prices and other data for all contracts traded on the Exchange. This data is available for research and market analysis.

For previous years, you can purchase the following historical data sets: 

Daily Closing Prices $400.00 per year
Daily Official & Settlement prices  $64.00 per year 
Daily Turnovers (Volumes) $64.00 per year
Daily Unofficial Prices $64.00 per year
Daily Volumes (Currency) $64.00 per year
Daily  Warehouse Stocks  $64.00 per year
Exchange Open Interest $64.00 per year
Futures Banding Report  $64.00 per year
Market Open Interest $400.00 per year
Monthly Average Prices $64.00 per year
Open, High, Low, Close $400.00 per year
Options Volatilities  $400.00 per year
Warrant Banding Report $64.00 per year

 Email your order to the Market Data team

Check the LME historical data terms and conditions of use before you buy

Data charges

  • Standard data types are charged at $64 per year/LME contract/data type for the first 5 items of your order. Thereafter each item is charged at $40 per data type/LME contract/year.
  • Non-standard data types (closing prices and options volatilities) are priced at $400 per year/contract. There are no discounts applied for multiple items purchased.

"Standard Data Types" are all data types excluding options volatilities and closing prices
"Non-standard Data Types" are LME closing prices (evening evaluations) and options volatilities
"LME Contract" is any metal or index traded / previously traded on the Exchange.
"Year" is a full calendar year's data or any part of that year.

Example historical data request

A request for official prices and volumes for 4 metals for 2000 to 2003 will cost:
2 data types x 4 metals x 4 years = 32 items
Therefore, the price charged will be ($64 x 5 items) + ($40 x 27 items) = $1,400 *The first 5 items of the order will be charged at $64 each, the remaining 27 items will be charged at the discounted rate of $40 each.

Customers will be asked to pay by credit/debit card or bank transfer before the data is compiled and dispatched by the LME.

If you have any questions regarding data availability or the price you will be charged please do not hesitate to contact us on +44 (0)20 7264 5555 between the hours 0900 -1800 (London time) or via email.