Aluminum Futures and Options

Conduct business in a safe, fair, and transparent market environment with CME Group’s suite of complementary Aluminum products.

CME Group offers the global price discovery and transparency you need to manage the risk of production and supply trends in the world’s metals markets.

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Meet CME Group's Aluminum futures

Aluminum is the most abundantly found metallic element and most widely used non-ferrous metal. It has many different uses including transportation, construction, electrical and household consumer goods. It's 100% recyclable, and nearly 75% of all aluminum ever produced, is still in use today.

The Aluminum futures contract, from CME Group, provides the ability to hedge price exposure along the entire supply chain for aluminum and its associated industries. Get to know Aluminum futures.

    Key benefits


    A more precise hedge


    Simple monthly futures contracts


    Seamless, 24-hour access via CME Globex and CME ClearPort


    Security of central counterparty clearing

    CME Group’s Aluminum suite

    Physical Aluminum futures (ALI)
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    Aluminum MW U.S. Transaction Premium Platts (25MT) futures (AUP)
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    Aluminium European Premium Duty-Unpaid (Metal Bulletin) futures (AEP)
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    Aluminum Japan Premium (Platts) futures (MJP)
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    Aluminium European Premium Duty-Paid (Metal Bulletin) futures (EDP)
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    Alumina FOB Australia (Platts) futures (ALA)
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    Alumina FOB Australia (Metal Bulletin) futures
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    Aluminum A380 Alloy (Platts) futures
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    Aluminum MW U.S. Transaction Premium Platts (25MT) option (ALO)
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    Aluminum Products and Services Information

    Physically delivered Aluminum futures

    Trade physically delivered Aluminum for a global warehouse network with indoor and outdoor storage with transparent storage and handling fees.

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    CME Chat

    Access the Aluminum MW U.S. Transaction Premium Platts futures market and view real-time pricing and volume information throughout the trading day with CME CommodityDirect via CME Chat.

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    Cash-settled Aluminum products

    Access transparent markets that mirror cash prices with CME Group’s suite of cash-settled Aluminum products.

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    Download the Aluminum Futures and Blocks Grid

    If you are already a CME Direct user you can easily download and apply the CME Direct grid for Aluminum Futures.

    1. Right click on the button below
    2. Save the file as an .XML on your computer
    3. In CME Direct, select import view in the main menu
    4. Import the grid into CME Direct

    ALI Futures (.xml) ALI Blocks (.xml)

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