Lme Index (13/01/17) 2839.5
LME-PRICES (13/01/17)
Cash Ask Cash Bid 3m Ask 3m Bid 15m Ask 15m Bid
Copper 5797 5795 5828 5827
Aluminium 1790.5 1790 1792 1791
Nickel 10115 10110 10180 10175
Zinc 2720 2719 2736 2735.5
Lead 2221 2220 2226 2224
Tin 21175 21150 21125 21100 20830 20780
Sec.AL 1595 1585 1610 1600
Steel 325 300 325 300 320 310
Cobalt 34700 34200 34700 34200 34950 33950
Molybdenum 15250 14750 15250 14750 15985 14985
Warehouse stocks (13/01/17)
opening stock live warrants cancelled warrants
Copper 285700 204375 77325
Aluminium 2248875 1601675 642500
Nickel 371820 238002 132864
Zinc 424175 312275 111000
Lead 192675 150200 42450
Tin 3825 3350 500
Sec.AL 13280 13260 20
Steel 0 0 0
Cobalt 676 658 48
Molybdenum 0 0 0
exhange rate settlements (13/01/17)
exchange rate
EUR 1.0644
GBP 1.2174
Asian benchmark prices (13/01/17)
Copper 5830.1
Aluminium 1789.4
Zinc 2726.2

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London Metal Exchange pricing

“LME setting the global standard”

The London Metal Exchange was founded in the year 1877, but has a history from the year 1571. LME is now the world’s leading market for non-ferrous metals. LME prices are very important for companies who trade in these metals.
 The owner is LME Holdings Limited and is located at Leadenhall Street, City of London, United Kingdom.
 The London Metal Exchange started with copper and very soon lead and zinc followed. After that the trade was extended with aluminium and other metals.
 About $US 11.6 trillion annually is the total value of the trade. 
For commodities most of the deals are made to be delivered in three month’s time. This is an old custom that goes back in time because copper cargoes needed a 3 month’s journey to deliver the copper from Chile.

LME offers futures and options various contracts for aluminium, copper, tin, nickel, zinc, lead, aluminium, alloy, NASAAC (North American Special Aluminium Alloy), steel billet, cobalt and molybdenum. 
Contrary to other exchanges the trade is still in the ring. The LME is in Europe the last exchange where open-outcry trading take place. The prices are based on supply and demand. 
LME has so-called Ring Dealing Members. Only these Ring Dealing Members are entitled to enter the ring and trade during the ring-trading sessions. 
There are twelve companies, who have the exclusive right to trade in the ring.

All companies who work with metals know the phenomena that prices can strongly fluctuate. This fluctuations depend not only from supply and demand but also from expectations and sentiments in the financial world. These prices are often unpredictable and have a big influence on profits of companies. LME offers as well buyers as sellers the opportunity to hedge their material price risk and have protection further future fluctuation in prices.

Real time LME prices

On the internet it is possible to follow the London Metal Exchange pricing with a delay of one day. Companies who are in the metal trading business are interested in real-time London Metal Exchange pricing. We offer these important real time prices such as scrap prices, LME copper and LME aluminum. With this information companies can react immediately on price fluctuations from the London Metal Exchange.

Metal Radar is a software developer and developes real time pricing solutions since 2007. From the three leading exchanges: London Metal Exchange, Chigago Mercantile Exchange and the Shanghai Futures Exchange, Metal Radar is an official developer and distributor. 

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