LME Molybdenum

Please note, the physically settled LME Molybdenum contract will be suspended from 20:00 London time on 8 March 2019. For further details, please refer to LME Notice 19/020.

Data valid for 21 February 2019


Contract Bid (US$ / Tonne) Offer (US$ / Tonne)*
Cash 24000.00 26000.00
3-months 24000.00 26000.00
15-months 24915.00 25915.00

LME Official Prices Curve


Stocks Amount
Opening Stock 0
Live Warrants 0
Cancelled Warrants 0


Currency Exchange rate
GB Pounds Sterling 1.3075
Japanese Yen 110.71
Euro 1.1353


LME Molybdenum contract specifications

Molybdenum physical specification

LME Molybdenum futures

Contract code MO
Underlying metal
Molybdenum of 57 to 63% purity contained in roasted molybdenum concentrate
Lot size 6 tonnes
Prompt dates • Daily: out to 3 months 
• Weekly: 3 out to 6 months 
• Monthly: 7 out to 15 months


Price quotation  US dollars per tonne 
Clearable currencies
US dollar, Japanese yen, sterling, euro
Minimum price fluctuation (tick size) per tonne
  Outright Carries 
Ring  $0.50
Last trading day
Up until the close of the first Ring the day before the prompt date
Settlement type
Trading venues 
Ring, LMEselect, inter-office telephone


All contracts subject to LME rules and regulations and LME Clear SPAN margining.

Law / Regulation
English Law, with regulation by the LME and the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). This is a summary of the contract specifications. For full contract specification details, please refer to the LME Rulebook which details the complete rules and regulations of LME contracts.

LME contracts may only be offered or sold to United States foreign futures and options customers by firms registered with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), or firms who are permitted to solicit and accept money from foreign futures and options customers from trading on the LME pursuant to CFTC Rule 30.10.

In the case of unresolved disputes, arbitration is effected via the LME arbitration procedure, and/or by other body agreed by the parties. 


A large range of price and trading information is available for market users on either a live or 30-minute delayed basis from licenced data distributors, or direct from our website.

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LME Molybdenum can be traded on LMEselect from 01.00 - 19.00 London time, 24 hours a day on the inter-office telephone market and during the below times on the Ring:

Ring trading time - First session (UK)
1st Ring 12:20 - 12:25
Kerb Trading* 13:25 - 13:35
Ring trading time - Second session (UK)
Kerb Trading 16:15 - 17:00
* All metals can be traded during the 13:25 - 13:35 Kerb trading session.

** Whilst Kerb trading takes place from 16:15 - 17:00 LME Molybdenum ceases trading at 16:40.

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