LMEselect is the electronic member to member trading system. Its tradable hours are 01.00-19.00 for Base metals, 01.00-20.00 for Precious metals, Monday-Friday (London Time) with pre-trade and post-trade periods 00.45-01.00  and 19.00-19.30 (Base), 20:00-20:30 (Precious) respectively.

LMEselect can be accessed by membership categories 1 & 2 and allows members to anonymously execute trades with other member firms. All LME contracts - futures, options and TAPOs can be traded this way.

LMEselect benefits from straight through processing efficiencies where trades are automatically sent to the matching and clearing systems - LMEsmart and the LME Clear system (LMEmercury). 

Clients of members can connect to LMEselect via a member using third party applications via FIX API protocol. FIX applications are developed by members internally or via an Independent Software Vendor (ISV). 

The available connectivity options to LMEselect in production are via LMEnet or CDC. In Member test, LMEselect can be accessed via Internet, LMEnet or CDC.

LMEselect live system status

Status: Green

Last updated: 25 November 2019, 08:39

No issues.

Should you have any questions relating to the LME test environments, please contact membertest@lme.com

Important: As per Notice 20/169

LMEselect, LMEselectMD and LMEsource applications in MTB environment will not be available for Members and other market participants to perform their own system/software testing from 03 August 2020 until further notice.

Members are advised to use above applications in LME Member Test A (MTA) environment for any testing.

For the avoidance of doubt LMEsmart, LMEmercury and all other applications in MTB will still be accessible.

Please note that Friday 2nd and Monday 5th April are UK Bank Holidays. 

LMEselect MT-A 

Status: Green

Last updated: 8 April 2021 @ 08:05

Contact Us

For further information please get in touch.

10 Finsbury square

Business continuity and COVID-19

Find out more about our COVID-19 arrangements.

Find out more
Lithium at LME

Lithium at the LME

View weekly prices and find out more about our plans for lithium.

Find out more

Register for access

Stay abreast of all the latest from the LME and get access to key market data on LME.com, for free.