London Metal Exchange


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MIC / Acronym Location Market Cap Status Opening Bell Closing Bell
xlme /
United Kingdom
1:00 AM 8:00 PM

London Metal Exchange 2019

London Metal Exchange Table of Contents

London Metal Exchange by the Numbers

The London Metal Exchange (LME) is based in London, United Kingdom. Below is a break down of key London Metal Exchange figures.

The MIC code for the London Metal Exchange is xlme (operating MIC xlme).

United Kingdom Statistics

Ranked 6th in Gross Domestic Product ($2.49 Trillion)

Ranked 22nd in Population (62.35 Million People)

London Metal Exchange is the 106th largest exchange out of the 144 stock exchanges we track. The London Metal Exchange's Market Capitalization is $0 adjusted US Dollars as of March 2019. Although the primary currency used by the London Metal Exchange is the UK Pound (£).

The population in United Kingdom is approximately 62.35 Million people and the country has a GDP of $2.49 Trillion adjusted US Dollars. United Kingdom ranks 22nd in terms of population and 6th in terms of GDP out of 240 countries and country equivalents.

Market Capitalization to GDP ratio, which when compared to the historic ratio is an indicator that a market is over or under valued, is 0%.

† Market Capitalization and Gross Domestic Product are both converted into U.S. Dollars. Data shown here is from March 2019 and is updated yearly.

When is the London Metal Exchange Open?

Upcoming Holidays

Summer Bank Holiday August 26, 2019
Christmas Day December 25, 2019
Boxing Day December 26, 2019
New Year's Day January 1, 2020
Good Friday April 10, 2020
Easter Monday April 13, 2020
Early May Bank Holiday May 4, 2020
Spring Bank Holiday May 25, 2020

Trading Schedule

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Does the London Metal Exchange close for lunch?

The London Metal Exchange does not close for lunch. The exchange opens at 1:00 AM and stays open all day until the closing bell at 8:00 PM.

London Metal Exchange Timezone

The London Metal Exchange uses the Europe/London timezone for all listed times. This timezone is currently +01:00. Europe/London does observe Daylight Saving Time (DST). It currently is Daylight Saving Time in London.

About the London Metal Exchange

London Metal Exchange Currency

The London Metal Exchange trades shares in UK Pound. The official ISO 4217 currency code for UK Pound is GBP. The official currency symbol is "£". Note that all dollar values listed on this site, such as market cap, are in U.S. Dollars.

The table below shows the current currency exchange rates between UK Pound and other top currencies. These rates were last updated on August 24, 2019 .

100 UK Pound Equals:

$ 122.78 109.23 8,815.25 ¥ 871.25 ¥ 12,941.63

Economy and Geography

The London Metal Exchange (LME) is located in Europe and its headquarters is located in London, United Kingdom. Companies listed on the London Metal Exchange are primarily United Kingdom based companies and trade in UK Pound. Companies outside of United Kingdom would be listed in a different exchange. See the full list of exchanges.

Contact the London Metal Exchange

In most cases, you will want contact your broker instead of contacting the London Metal Exchange directly. Most general information about the London Metal Exchange can be found on the web at

To contact the London Metal Exchange, you can use the information below:

  • Phone Number: +44 20 7113 8888
  • Email Address:

What's Next?

Check out the London Metal Exchange Bell Countdown see when the stock market opens next. All holiday closures are taken into account by our Opening/Closing Bell Countdown. You can even turn on/off an opening and closing bell notification sound.

Learn More: Our Reading List

If you would like to learn more about how the London Metal Exchange works and learn about investing in general we highly recommend the books listed below. These books are an excellent resource for anyone from first-time day-traders to seasoned investors.

The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham

Graham's philosophy of "value investing" has made The Intelligent Investor the stock market bible ever since its original publication in 1949.

The best book on investing ever written. — Warren Buffet

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A Random Walk Down Wall Street

In A Random Walk Down Wall Street you’ll learn the basic terminology of "the Street" and how to navigate it with the help of a user-friendly, long-range investment strategy that really works.

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