Aluminium Premiums

LME Aluminium Premiums are new contracts designed specifically to help the physical industry hedge the premium portion of the ‘all-in’ aluminium price.

The four regional premium contracts sit alongside our parent LME Aluminium contract, combining global liquidity with regional flexibility.

The physically settled, monthly contracts provide a transparent, supply-and-demand-driven premium price discovery mechanism. Participants can also take delivery of readily available material in non-queued warehouses.

The benefits:

  • Hedge your regional all-in price
  • Take delivery of non-queued material
  • Transparent price formation for premiums

The contracts: 

  • LME Aluminium US Premium
  • LME Aluminium West-Europe Premium
  • LME Aluminium East-Asia PremiumLME Aluminium South-East Asia Premium

By trading both the existing LME Aluminium parent contract and the LME Aluminium Premiums contracts, market participants continue to enjoy access to the LME’s liquid global market and reference prices, while also fully risk-managing their exposure to regional market dynamics.


LME Aluminium Premium Closing Prices

LME Aluminium Premium prices are currently unavailable on LME.com due to technical issues. 'The publication of the prices will resume when the issue has been resolved. The LME premium prices can meanwhile be found on all 3rd party data vendors or via your LME broker.