The London Metal Exchange is the world centre for industrial metals trading. Most of the world’s global non-ferrous futures business is conducted on the LME’s three trading platforms totalling $10.3 trillion, 157 million lots and 3.5 billion tonnes in 2016.
Participants can transfer or take on price risk against aluminium, copper, nickel, tin, zinc, lead, molybdenum, cobalt, three ferrous, four regional aluminium premium, two regional aluminium alloy contracts and in 2017, gold and silver.
In December 2016, approximately 3.6 million tonnes of material were held on LME warrant in more than 600 storage facilities in 14 countries across 34 locations globally.
The LME is a member of HKEx Group.