Homescrap metal pricesLME Cobalt in March 2012 Record Volumes

2 April 2012

LME Cobalt trading surges to new records

The London Metal Exchange (LME) saw record volumes transacted in LME Cobalt in March 2012 with
1,310 lots traded, the equivalent of $40 million.

“Our cobalt contract has seen a very healthy start to the year,” said Chris Evans, head of business
development at the LME. “The strong volumes show growing recognition from the cobalt industry of
the LME contract.”

Volumes were up 86% in Q1 2012 compared with the corresponding period in 2011. Over the quarter,
111 tonnes were delivered in and 63 tonnes delivered out.

LME Cobalt now has 19 brands listed from nine countries and 15 warehouses listed for good delivery
in four locations in four countries.

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For further information or to speak to an LME spokesperson, please contact:

Chris Evans
Head of Business Development
t +44 (0)207 264 1735
e chris.evans@lme.com

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