New products

We’ll be launching two options contracts and eight cash-settled futures from Q1 2019 onwards (subject to regulatory approvals and rulebook consultations).

We’ve developed this new suite of products to specifically reflect global metals markets’ needs to help to reduce losses and protect against volatile prices.

Aluminium suite

We’re introducing three new contracts expanding our offering to the aluminium supply chain, giving producers and consumers a transparent pricing solution for premiums and the alumina industry:

  • LME Alumina
  • LME Aluminium Premium Duty Unpaid US Midwest
  • LME Aluminium Premium Duty Unpaid European.

Contact our Product Development Team for more details on these new aluminium products.

Electric vehicle battery metals

As part of our commitment to provide the electric vehicle industry with transparent pricing solutions in the coming years, we’ll be launching a new cash-settled contract for cobalt:

  • LME Cobalt.

This product will complement our existing physically-settled contract and give market participants greater choice. We are also exploring additional risk management tools for the electric vehicles industry - visit our electric vehicles battery metals section for more information.

Get in touch for details on the new cobalt contract and our future plans in the electric vehicle battery space.


In an increasingly volatile market, to sit alongside our steel scrap and rebar contracts we’ll be launching:

  • LME Steel HRC N. Europe
  • LME Steel HRC N. America
  • LME Steel HRC FOB China.

Our Product Development Team have more information on the ferrous suite, including the new contracts.

Minor metals

We’ve developed a cash-settled molybdenum contract, designed to provide the best on-exchange hedging solution for this market:

  • LME Molybdenum.

For more information, email our Product Development Team.

Precious metals

To complement our LMEprecious offering, introduced in July 2017, we’ll be launching two options contracts:

  • LME Gold options
  • LME Silver options.

For more details on the new contracts speak to our Precious Metals Team.


We will update this page with further contract information as soon as it is available including announcing who the index providers will be for the cash-settled products.

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For further information please email our Sales team.