Contract Specification 


London Tin Mini Futures


Tin as defined in the rules and regulations of The London Metal Exchange from time to time



Contract Size

1 tonne

Trading Currency


Contract Months

Spot Month and the next 11 calendar months

Minimum Fluctuation

RMB10.00 per tonne

Trading Hours1 
(Hong Kong Time)

9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (day trading session) and
5:15 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. the next morning (after-hours trading session)

Trading Hours on Last Trading Day 
(Hong Kong Time)

9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (day trading session) and
5:15 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. (after-hours trading session during British Summer Time)
5:15 p.m. – 8:45 p.m. (after-hours trading session outside British Summer Time)

Last Trading Day

The LTD is determined by the LME for its Tin Futures Contract (i.e. usually two business days before the third Wednesday of the Spot Month). If it is not a Hong Kong Business Day, the LTD shall be the immediately preceding Hong Kong Business Day.

Final Settlement Price

Shall be a whole number, determined by the Clearing House, and shall be the Official Settlement Price determined and published by the LME for its Tin Futures, and converted to RMB equivalent using the USD/CNY(HK) Spot Rate published by the Treasury Markets Association in Hong Kong at or around 11:30 a.m. Hong Kong time on the Last Trading Day. It is rounded up if the figure in the first decimal place is 5 or above and rounded down if it is below 5

Settlement Type


Holiday Schedule

Follow HKFE holiday schedule

Exchange Fee2
(per contract per side)


Commission Levy


Commission Rate


Calendar spreads

Cover Spot Month and the nearest 11 serial months

Notes : 
1. There is no trading after 12:30 p.m. on the eves of Christmas, New Year and the Lunar New Year.  The trading hours on those three days shall be 9:00 am – 12:30 p.m.  There is no after-hours trading session if it is a bank holiday in the United Kingdom, the United States or the People’s Republic of China.

2. The amount indicated above is subject to change by the Exchange from time to time.

** The RMB equivalent of HK$0.54 per contract at the exchange rate determined by the Exchange from time to time.

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