LME Alumina (CRU/Fastmarkets MB)

The LME is suspending the trading of all prompt dates from December 2021 onwards in the LME Alumina (CRU/Fastmarkets MB) contract. The last tradeable prompt date in the contract will be, with immediate effect, November 2021. Further information is available in notice 21/080 released on 23 April 2021.

Data valid for 29 July 2021


Contract Price
Month 1 288.65
Month 2 299.79
Month 3 299.79
Month 6 299.79
Month 12 299.79
Month 15 299.79


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LME Alumina (CRU/Fastmarkets MB) - Contract specifications

Contract code AM
Contract type Futures
Deliver type Cash settled
Lot size 50 metric tonnes
Contract period
Monthly prompts out to 15 months
Price quotation US dollars per metric tonnes
Clearable currency USD
Minimum price fluctuation Venue
Outright  Carries 
LMEselect  $0.50  $0.01 
Telephone $0.01  $0.01 
Termination of trading Last LME business day of the contract month
Daily settlement procedure LME Trading Operations will calculate daily settlement values based on its published procedure
Final settlement price published by the LME Last trading day
Final settlement procedure1 Final settlement, following termination of the trading for a contract month, will be based on the reported arithmetic monthly average of the CRU Alumina Price Index and the Fastmarkets MB Alumina FOB Bunbury Australia Index ($ per tonne) which is available from 16:00 London time on the last trading day. There will be an equal weighting given to each index.
Trading venues LMEselect and inter-office telephone
Trading hours LMEselect 01:00 - 19:00 London time 
Inter-office telephone 24 hours a day 
Margining Realised variation margins applied

Prices for the CRU Alumina Price Index and the Fastmarkets MB Alumina FOB Bunbury Australia index are generally published according to the UK holiday schedule, please refer directly to the provider for the latest information on any amendments or changes.

This is a summary of the contract specifications. For full contract specification details, please refer to the LME Rulebook and for other information, please refer to our disclaimer page. 

Note that all contracts are subject to the LME’s rules and regulations and LME Clear span margining.

1In certain circumstances, the cash-settled futures Index that is used as the Final Settlement Price for this cash-settled future may be known before the last trading date/time. In these circumstances, it will be possible for market participants to enter bids and offers, and to trade, in this cash-settled future on LMEselect and in the inter-office market on the basis of a known price. The Exchange shall not accept any liability for any losses that a market participant may incur as a result of trading activity conducted in these circumstances.

The Monthly Overview report provides a snapshot of key data relating to LME Alumina (CRU/Fastmarkets MB) including:

  • Trading volumes
  • Futures Market Open Interest (MOI)

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Download historical data for this contract (including daily closing price forward curves, final settlement prices, daily volumes and exchange open interest) here: Historical data for cash settled futures