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Trading on the LME

The London Metal Exchange is the most liquid industrial metals market in the world.

More than three quarters of global non-ferrous on-exchange business is conducted on our markets, equating to $12 trillion, 4 billion tonnes and 170 million lots in 2015.

Trading on the LME often exceeds world metal production by a factor of 40.

Participants can trade six different types of contract against 13 underlying LME metals on a choice of three platforms.

Clients wishing to access our markets must do so through an LME member, all of which are regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). The LME is also regulated by the FCA.

A Guide to Trading LME