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Metals

The LME is the trading and price-formation venue for industrial metals globally. Participants can trade one of 11 metals and an index product using futures, options, TAPOsLMEswaps and LMEminis.

Non-ferrous metals 

LME participants can trade and take or make delivery of aluminium, copper, tin, nickel, zinc, lead, aluminium alloy and NASAAC. Non-ferrous prices discovered on our platforms are used as the global benchmark.

Steel billet

The LME provides a single reference price for steel billet, enabling improved risk management for the steel industry.

Minor metals

The LME provides the minor metals community with a market of last resort for cobalt and molybdenum as well as transparent daily pricing and essential hedging tools.

Precious metals

On behalf of the London Bullion Market Association (LBMA) the LME promotes, markets and distributes precious metals spot prices and closing forward rates. The LME also provides gold forward clearing in partnership with LCH.Clearnet.