2012 trading volumes

The table below shows 2012 volumes compared to 2011. These are broken down into lots by each metal, plastic and contract type.

Monthly trading volumes for the current calendar year are also available for free.

Futures

2012 2011 Year to date difference
Primary HG Aluminium 59,123,583 59,558,330 -0.7%
Aluminium Alloy 606,102 610,935 -0.8%
Copper Grade A 35,874,789 34,537,310 3.9%
Lead 14,248,937 10,921,882 30.5%
Nickel 11,164,449 8,056,421 38.6%
Tin 1,846,814 1,891,633 -2.4%
Special High Grade Zinc 29,559,338 21,984,302 34.5%
NASAAC 603,378 699,863 -13.8%
LMEX - - 0.0%
Steel - Mediterranean / Global 144,724 219,163 -34.0%
Cobalt 13,291 6,578 102.1%
Molybdenum 461 513 -10.1%
Polypropylene - Global - - 0.0%
Polypropylene - Asia - - 0.0%
Polypropylene - Europe - 2 -100.0%
Polypropylene - North America - 134 -100.0%
Linear Low Density Polyethylene - Global - - 0.0%
Linear Low Density Polyethylene - Asia - - 0.0%
Linear Low Density Polyethylene - Europe - - 0.0%
Linear Low Density Polyethylene - North America - 182 -100.0%
Copper LMEmini - 399 -100.0%
Aluminium LMEmini - - 0.0%
Zinc LMEmini - 11 -100.0%
LMEswaps - Primary Aluminium 15,079 - 100%
LMEswaps - Aluminium Alloy - - 0.0%
LMEswaps - Copper 30 - 100%
LMEswaps - Lead - - 0.0%
LMEswaps - Nickel 94 - 100%
LMEswaps - Tin - - 0.0%
LMEswaps - Zinc 308 - 100%
LMEswaps - NASAAC - - 0.0%
Totals 153,201,377 138,487,658 10.6%

Options

2012 2011 Year to date difference
Primary HG Aluminium 2,424,466 3,218,299 -24.7%
Aluminium Alloy - 920 -100.0%
Copper Grade A 2,605,512 3,371,191 -22.7%
Lead 260,265 189,831 37.1%
Nickel 178,844 233,837 -23.5%
Tin 14,014 26,114 -46.3%
Special High Grade Zinc 952,958 913,771 4.3%
NASAAC 1,175 3,528 -66.7%
Totals 6,437,234 7,957,491 -19.1%

TAPOs

2012 2011 Year to date difference
Primary HG Aluminium 45,361 44,196 2.6%
Aluminium Alloy - - 0.0%
Copper Grade A 16,649 24,309 -31.5%
Lead 4,764 6,806 -30.0%
Nickel 3,157 2,091 51.0%
Tin - 20 -100.0%
Special High Grade Zinc 11,239 74,938 -85.0%
NASAAC - 36 -100.0%
Totals 81,170 152,396 -46.7%

Futures + Options

2012 2011 Year to date difference
Primary HG Aluminium 61,593,410 62,820,825 -2.0%
Aluminium Alloy 606,102 611,855 -0.9%
Copper Grade A 38,496,950 37,932,810 1.5%
Lead 14,513,966 11,118,519 30.5%
Nickel 11,346,450 8,292,349 36.8%
Tin 1,860,828 1,917,767 -3.0%
Special High Grade Zinc 30,523,535 22,973,011 32.9%
NASAAC 604,553 703,427 -14.1%
LMEX - - 0.0%
Steel - Mediterranean / Global 144,724 219,163 -34.0%
Cobalt 13,291 6,578 102.1%
Molybdenum 461 513 -10.1%
Polypropylene - Global - - 0.0%
Polypropylene - Asia - - 0.0%
Polypropylene - Europe - 2 -100.0%
Polypropylene - North America - 134 -100.0%
Linear Low Density Polyethylene - Global - - 0.0%
Linear Low Density Polyethylene - Asia - - 0.0%
Linear Low Density Polyethylene - Europe - - 0.0%
Linear Low Density Polyethylene - North America - 182 -100.0%
LMEmini - Copper Grade A - 399 -100.0%
LMEmini - Primary Aluminium - - 0.0%
LMEmini - Special High Grade Zinc - 11 -100.0%
LMEswaps - Primary Aluminium 15,079 - 100%
LMEswaps - Aluminium Alloy - - 0.0%
LMEswaps - Copper 30 - 100%
LMEswaps - Lead - - 100%
LMEswaps - Nickel 94 - 100%
LMEswaps - Tin - - 100%
LMEswaps - Zinc 308 - 100%
LMEswaps - NASAAC - - 0.0%
Grand totals 159,719,781 146,597,545 9.0%

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