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.
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|Deliver type||Cash settled|
|Lot size||50 metric tonnes|
||Monthly prompts out to 15 months|
|Price quotation||US dollars per metric tonnes|
|Minimum price fluctuation||
|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.
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.
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