Futures contract specification

LME Zinc

Contract code  ZS 
Underlying metal  Special high-grade zinc of 99.995% purity (minimum) 
Lot size  25 tonnes 
Prompt dates  Daily: out to 3 months
Weekly: 3 out to 6 months
Monthly: 7 out to 63 months 
Price quotation US dollars per tonne
Clearable currencies US dollar, Japanese yen, sterling, euro
Minimum price fluctuation (tick size) per tonne  Outright  Carries
Ring  $0.50  $0.01
LMEselect   $0.50  $0.01
Inter-office   $0.01  $0.01
Last trading day Up until the close of the first Ring the day before the prompt date
Settlement type Physical
Trading venues Ring, LMEselect, inter-office telephone


LME Zinc contract specifications

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