The London Metal Exchange is the most liquid industrial metals market in the world.
More than 80% of global non-ferrous on-exchange business is conducted on its markets, equating to $14.5 trillion, 3.7 billion tonnes and 160 million lots in 2012.
Trading on the LME often exceeds world metal production by a factor of 40.
Participants can trade six different types of contract against 11 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 UK regulator the Financial Services Authority. The LME itself is largely self-regulated.