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Access the market

Aluminium

Whether you are an industrial hedger, physical market trader or prop desk there are, broadly speaking, two ways of accessing our markets.

1) A large number of participants access our markets as clients of LME members. Non-members wishing to trade LME contracts can do so through Category 1, 2 and 4 members (and their associated ISVs).

2) Alternatively, participants can access LME markets by becoming members themselves.

Aluminium
Find a member
View a directory of LME members by category and services.
Nickel
Become a member
All the information you need to become an LME member.
Steel Rebar
ISVs and connectivity providers
Members and their clients may choose to access LMEselect via member-sponsored ISV platforms.
Aluminium
LME fees and calculators
See all LME Group Fees and Charges as well as our fee calculators.

incentive programmes

The LME runs a number of incentive programmes designed to encourage trading and enhance liquidity for both new and existing participants on our markets.

Copper
View our range of base incentive programmes.
Base metals
Steel scrap
View our range of ferrous incentive programmes.
Ferrous metals

The LME is delighted to be collaborating with Metalshub to establish a transparent, efficient and liquid spot trading platform and marketplace for base metals, including those suited more to spot trading, like low-carbon aluminium.

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