Each of the reference prices published by the Exchange is derived directly from trading and provide transparent pricing for the global metals market.
What is the LME Closing Price and how is it calculated?
The LME Closing Price (also known as Valuations) is determined by the LME Quotations Committee with regard to the close of open-outcry (Kerb) trading on the Ring as well as trades, bids and offers (including indicative bids and offers) transacted throughout the whole day.
How is it used?
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When is it published?
LME Provisional Closing Prices from: 16:15
LME Closing Prices from: 17:50 (USD) 18:15 (JPY, GBP AND EUR)
USD, EUR, GBP, JPY
Trading day and price points
|Trading day and price points||London||Singapore||New York|
|LMEselect open||01.00 ||09.00||20.00 |
|LME Asian Reference Price |
Established 06.55 - 07.00 (07.55 - 08.00 BST*)
Provisional prices published 07.01 (08.01 BST*)
Confirmed at 07.03 (08.03 BST*);
* All times are London time unless stated otherwise
|07.00 ||15.00 ||02.00 |
|Stock inventories published ||09.00 ||17.00 ||04.00 |
|Ring open ||11.40 ||19.40 ||06.40 |
|LME Official and Official Settlement Price established ||12.20 - 13.25 ||20.20 - 21.25 ||07.20 - 08.25 |
|LME Official and Official Settlement Price published ||12.20 - 13.25 ||20.20 - 21.25 ||07.20 - 08.25 |
|LME Unofficial Price established and published ||15.00 - 15.35 ||22.00 - 22.35 ||10.00 - 10.35 |
|LME Closing Price established ||15.50 - 17.00 ||22.50 - 00.00 ||10.50 - 12.00 |
|Ring close ||17.00 ||00.00 ||12.00 |
|LME Final Closing Price published from ||17.50 ||00.50 ||12.50 |
|LMEselect close ||19.00 ||02.00 ||14.00 |
The LME Closing Prices are benchmarks administered by the LME pursuant to the European Benchmarks Regulation (BMR) (and collectively constitute the LME Closing Prices Benchmark Family).
For more information, please see here. This page also includes links to the BMR benchmark statement and methodology for the LME Closing Prices.