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Stocks

Daily stock reports play a major part in the assessment of prices quoted by market makers.

Real-time stock movement reports

The daily warehouse stock movement figures are compiled from approved warehouses into the Warehouse Stock Movement Report and published at 09.00 each morning (London time). Stock movements are reflective of the physical supply and demand of the market.

Delayed stock reports

A summary stock report providing the total amount of each of the non-ferrous metals, minor metals and steel billet is published on our website the following day.

Stock breakdown

Detailed stock breakdown reports for non-ferrous metals, minor metals and steel billet are also published the following day on the Free Data Service.

Warehouse company stocks and queue data

Report by location and warehouse company detailing:

  • Queue time broken down by metal
  • Opening stock for 1st of the month
  • Closing stock, split by live and cancelled tonnage on the last of the month
  • Total stock delivered in and out for the month.

Published on the 10th of the month, or the first business day thereafter.

View warehouse company stocks and queue data.

Monthly summary reports

Within the first seven business days of each month, a report summarising the total daily stock levels for each material is also published. This is available in Excel format below.

Historical stocks data

Both delayed and summary stock reports are available the remainder of the calendar year and can be accessed after a short, free registration process. Stocks data for periods earlier than the current year is available for purchase.

Historical data available for purchase

Please note that data published on the LME website is for the current calendar year. Data from previous years is available for purchase from the LME online store.

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