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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.

Transaction Fees

Futures, Carries, Traded options and TAPOs
(Per leg per side1 per  lot)
Fees (USD)

Contract type





0.25 0.25 0.50
Non-Ring 0.65 0.25 0.90
Short-dated carries2 0.25 0.25 0.50
Give-up 0.25 0.25 0.50
Client Short-dated carries2 0.25 0.25 0.50
All other 0.65 0.25 0.90
Option exercise/assignment


0.35 0.35
Cash settlement fee


0.08 0.08
Delivery fee


0.35 0.35

 Position transfer fees will be capped at USD 10,000 per transaction (inclusive of exchange and client contracts).

 LMEminis (per side per  lot)Fees (USD) 

Contract type



 All  - 0.25 0.25

Trading fees are invoiced on a monthly basis.

1 i.e. Each Member is charged for their side of the trade. For Client trades, the same member firm is charged for the registration of both sides of the trade. Therefore the per leg, per lot fee applicable would be double the stated amount.

2 Short-dated carries are where all carry dates are between the TOM date (next LME business day) and 15 calendar days forward from the TOM date inclusive.

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.