Historical data

The London Metal Exchange has historical LME prices and other data for all contracts traded on the Exchange. This data is available for research and market analysis.

If you would like to purchase historical data, please email us

For previous years, you can purchase the following historical data sets:

LME Closing Prices (PDF) $400.00 per year 
LME Official and Settlement Prices (PDF)  $68.00 per year 
LME Volumes (Turnover) (PDF)
$68.00 per year 
LME Unofficial Prices (PDF)
$68.00 per year 
LME Volumes (Currency) (PDF)
$68.00 per year 
LME Warehouse Stock Movements (PDF)
$68.00 per year 
LME Exchange Open Interest (PDF)
$68.00 per year 
LME Futures Banding Report (PDF)
$68.00 per year 
LME Market Open Interest (PDF)
$400.00 per year
LME Monthly Average Prices (PDF)
$68.00 per year 
LME Open High Low Close (PDF)
$400.00 per year
LME Options Volatilities (PDF)
$400.00 per year
LME Warrant Bandings Report (PDF)
$68.00 per year 


Data charges 

  • Standard data types are charged at $68 per year/LME contract/data type for the first 5 items of your order. Thereafter each item is charged at $43 per data type/LME contract/year.
  • Non-standard data types (closing prices and options volatilities) are priced at $400 per year/contract. There are no discounts applied for multiple items purchased.  

"Standard Data Types" are all data types excluding options volatilities and closing prices.
"Non-standard Data Types" are LME closing prices (evening evaluations) and options volatilities.
"LME Contract" is any metal or index traded / previously traded on the Exchange. 
"Year" is a full calendar year's data or any part of that year. 

Example historical data request

A request for official prices and volumes for 4 metals for 2000 to 2003 will cost: 
2 data types x 4 metals x 4 years = 32 items 
Therefore, the price charged will be ($68 x 5 items) + ($43 x 27 items) = $1,501 *The first 5 items of the order will be charged at $68 each, the remaining 27 items will be charged at the discounted rate of $43 each.

Customers will be asked to pay by credit/debit card or bank transfer before the data is compiled and dispatched by the LME. 

Current calendar year

The LME provides free data from the start of this year.

This data is available on a next day delayed basis from the website for:

Regular reports are also published in excel format for the previous month.

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Contact us

If you would like to buy historical data, please email our Market data team.