Physical contract specifications

LME Aluminium

Quality Primary aluminium with impurities no greater than the chemical composition of one of the registered designations:

P1020A in the North American and International Registration Record entitled “International Designations and Chemical Composition Limits for Unalloyed Aluminum” (revised January 2018)

Al99.70 in the GB/T 1196-2017 Standard entitled “Unalloyed aluminium ingots for remelting”  

For warrants created up to and including 31 December 2009 primary aluminium of minimum 99.70% purity with maximum permissible iron content 0.20% and maximum permissible silicon content 0.10%. 
Shape  Ingots, t-bars, sows 
Lot size
25 tonnes
25 tonnes (with a tolerance of +/-2%)
All aluminium deliverable against LME contracts must be of an LME-approved brand


LME Aluminium Contract specifications

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. 

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