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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 2015.

The settlement of LME contracts is facilitated through the exchange of warrants using LMEsword. The following fees and charges apply to transactions on LMEsword by member firms.

LMEsword depository charges (per warrant)

Fees (USD)

Lodgement of LMEsword warrants


Withdrawal of LMEsword warrants


Safekeeping LMEsword warrants in depository (per calendar day)


Ex-cleared transfers


LMEsword fees are invoiced monthly.

LMEsword depository chargesFees (USD)

Annual Fees


Administration fees Non-member account holder 8,200
Non-member remote participant account holder  4,100

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.