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LME Copper

Data valid for 18 April 2019

LME Copper Official prices, us$ per tonne

Contract Bid (US$ / Tonne) Offer (US$ / Tonne)*
Cash 6443.00 6448.00
3-months 6455.00 6456.00
Dec 20 6500.00 6510.00
Dec 21 6505.00 6515.00
Dec 22 6505.00 6515.00
* LME Official Settlement Price = cash offer

LME Copper Official Prices Curve

LME Copper Official opening stocks in tonnes

Stocks Amount
Opening Stock 189225
Live Warrants 182925
Cancelled Warrants 6300


Currency Exchange rate
GB Pounds Sterling 1.3014
Japanese Yen 111.90
Euro 1.1252

LME Copper Sterling Equivalents

Contract Amount
Copper Cash Seller & Settlement £4954.66
Copper 3-months Seller £4938.05

LME Copper Asian reference price, US$ per tonne

Metal Price
Copper 3-months ABR 6517.38

LME Copper Historical price graph

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LME Copper Contract specifications

Every metal traded on the LME must conform to strict specifications regarding quality, lot size and shape.

Each LME tradeable contract is likewise governed by rules covering (but not limited to) prompt dates, settlement terms, traded and cleared currencies and minimum tick size.

LME Copper contract specifications

This is a summary of the contract specifications. For full contract specification details, please refer to the LME Rulebook and for other information, please refer to our disclaimer page. 

Note that all contracts are subject to the LME’s rules and regulations and LME Clear span margining.

LME Copper can be traded on LMEselect from 01.00 - 19.00 London time, 24 hours a day on the inter-office telephone market and during the below times on the Ring:

Ring trading time - First session (UK)
1st Ring 12:00 - 12:05
2nd Ring 12:30 - 12:35
Kerb Trading* 13:25 - 13:35
Ring trading time - Second session (UK)
3rd Ring 15:10 - 15:15
4th Ring 15:50 - 15:55
Kerb Trading** 16:15 - 17:00
* All metals can be traded during the 13:25 - 13:35 Kerb trading session.

** Whilst Kerb trading takes place from 16:15 - 17:00 LME Copper ceases trading at 16:35.