The LME provides the market with three transparent and regulated platforms for trading industrial metal contracts.

Most of the world’s non-ferrous metals business is conducted on our three trading platforms:

  • LMEselect (electronic)
  • the Ring (open outcry)
  • the 24-hour telephone market
LME Ring
The Ring
11:40 - 17:00 Our open-outcry trading platform, The Ring, is central to the process of price discovery.
01:00 - 19:00 Our highly liquid electronic platform for the trading of all LME contracts.
The Ring
Inter-office telephone market
The Exchange also supports an inter-office telephone market between LME members, which operates 24 hours a day.
The Ring
Trading times and dates
Information on trading times and dates for all LME metals.
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