The LME has been helping metal producers and consumers manage their price risks since 1877.
From our unique forward prompt-date structure and large lot sizes, to a world-wide warehouse network that provides the metal community with trusted global reference prices and a market of last resort, the physical metals market is very much part of our DNA.
This blueprint shapes almost all facets of our business.
global warehouse network
We don’t claim to replace metal producer and consumer supply lines, but our network of licensed storage facilities provides the metals community with 1) a market of last resort and 2) global reference prices.