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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 until 31 December 2014. LME has announced a new fee schedule that comes into effect on 1 January 2015.

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 feesRingNon-RingCross:
Segregated clients*
LME data capture   £0.03  £0.03  N/A
LME levy - Members  £0.05  £0.17  N/A
Clients Exchange user fee  N/A  N/A  US $0.395

Fees for short-dated carries

Short-dated carries for all contracts (per leg, per lot, per side).

LME feesRingNon-RingCross:
Segregated clients*
LME data capture £0.03 £0.03 £0.03
LME levy - Members £0.05 £0.17 £0.05

Trades sent to clearing are also subject to LME Clear fees.

*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.