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LME fees are set annually by the Exchange and agreed by its Board. All fees are standard across membership category or service and apply only to LME members and users of LME systems. Fees charged by LME members to clients are subject to normal commercial negotiation.

These fees are effective from 1 January 2017.

Listed warehouse and LME warranted metal charges Fees

Annual warehouse listing fee (per warehouse company, per good delivery point)

5,000 (USD)
Additional warehouse(s) 4,000 (USD)
Stock levy (of the daily rent collectable on LME warrants)6 1.1%  

6 The calculation will be the total reported tonnage (cancelled plus live warrants) on each day, multiplied by the published rent rate for each warehouse, multiplied by 1.10 per cent. Stock levies on cancelled warrants subject to Queue-Based Rent Capping (QBRC) will be adjusted according to QBRC rules (including anti-abuse measures): metal eligible for a 50% rent discount will be liable for only 50% of the stock levy. The stock levy will not apply to metal eligible for rent-free storage under QBRC. Stock levies will continue to be invoiced on a half-yearly basis: the stock levy for 1 January 2017 to 30 June 2017 will be invoiced in early July 2017 and the stock levy for 1 July 2017 to 31 December 2017 will be invoiced in early 2018.    

A complete listing of fees and levies is available. Fees and levies may be subject to VAT and other applicable taxes. For more information please contact us to discuss your enquiry.