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Fees

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.

Trading fees

Trading fees are invoiced on a monthly basis. Trading for LMEminis is currently subject to a trading fee holiday.

LME fees for all contracts

Futures/options (per leg, per lot, per side), except short-dated carries.

LME and LCH.Clearnet feesRingNon-RingCross: 
Non-segregated clients*
Cross:
Segregated clients*
LME data capture   £0.03  £0.03  N/A  N/A
LCH.Clearnet registration  £0.15  £0.15  N/A  £0.15
LME levy - Members  £0.05  £0.17  N/A  N/A
Clients Exchange user fee  N/A  N/A  US $0.395  US $0.395

Fees for short-dated carries

Short-dated carries (Tom to 15 calendar days forward inclusive) for all contracts (per leg, per lot, per side).

LME and LCH.Clearnet feesRingNon-RingCross:
Non-segregated clients*
Cross:
Segregated clients*
LME data capture £0.03 £0.03 £0.03 £0.03
LCH.Clearnet registration £0.15 £0.15 N/A £0.15
LME levy - Members £0.05 £0.17 £0.005 £0.05

*In these cases the same member firm is charged for both sides of the trade and thefore the per leg, per lot fee applicable would be double the stated amount.

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.