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USD London Zinc Mini Futures

USD London Zinc Mini Futures is introduced to provide additional trading opportunities for users who have exposure in USD-denominated zinc in the Asian time zone, and to offer new investment instruments for both retail and institutional investors who would like to gain access to its cash-settled features and relatively small contract sizes.


Contract Specification

Contract USD London Zinc Mini Futures
Underlying Special High Grade Zinc as defined in the rules and regulations of The London Metal Exchange from time to time
Contract Size 5 tonnes
Trading Currency USD
Contract Months Spot Month and the next eleven calendar months
Minimum Fluctuation USD 0.50 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 3:00 a.m. the next morning (after-hours trading session)
Trading Hours on
Last Trading Day
(Hong Kong Time)
9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (day trading session) and
5:15 p.m. to 7:55 p.m. (after-hours trading session during British Summer Time)
5:15 p.m. to 8:55 p.m. (after-hours trading session outside British Summer Time)
Last Trading Day
The LTD determined by the LME for its Zinc Futures (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 HK 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 Zinc Futures two London Business Days before the third Wednesday of the Spot Month
Settlement Type Cash-settled
Holiday Schedule Follow HKFE holiday schedule
Exchange Fee2
(per contract per side)
USD 0.50
 Settlement Fee (per lot) USD 0.20
Commission Levy USD 0.07
Investor Compensation Levy3 The collection of Investor Compensation Levy is currently suspended and no person is required to pay since 2005.
Commission Rate Negotiable
Calendar spreads Cover Spot Month and the nearest 11 serial month

Notes :

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

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

3. Investor Compensation Levy
-  If the SFC is to publish a termination of exemption notice, the effective date of the reinstatement of the ICL, if any, shall not be earlier than 2 months after the date of such publication.
-  EPs are reminded to take all necessary actions to prepare for the ICL calculation and payment of ICL via HKEX in case the ICL is reinstated by the SFC, including enhancing their HKATS Application Programming Interface, back office systems, relevant applications and operational facilities.


Margin Table

Derivatives Market Access Codes

Vendor Name

Access Code Limited


ACTIV Financial Systems, Inc.


ATPlatform Technology Limited


Bloomberg Finance L.P.

YZDA Comdty

Colt Technology Services Limited


CQG, Inc.


Fidessa Trading UK Limited


ICE Data Connectivity & Feeds, Inc.


Infocast Limited


N2N-AFE (Hong Kong) Limited


QuotePower International Limited


Refinitiv Limited


SIX Financial Information Ltd.


Telequote Data International Ltd.


Tele-Trend Ltd.


Webstock Information Systems Co., Ltd.


Zhengzhou Esunny Information Technology Co., Ltd.


Market Maker Obligations and Incentives

Obligations of LP

LP will be required to meet at least the following obligations:


USD London Metal Mini Futures

LP Type


CQ or QR


Contract Months

Any 3 of the followings:

M, M+1, M+2 or M+3





Max. Bid / Offer Spread


5 ticks

3 ticks

4 ticks

Other Months

6 ticks

4 ticks

4 ticks

Quote Size (contracts)




% of Trading Hours

70% (T or T+1)

For more details of the market maker obligations and incentives, please refer to the HKEX website at


Additional Information on Cash Incentive Liquidity Providers

Market Aggregate Market Share in October 2021^
USD London Aluminium Mini Futures 78.4%
USD London Copper Mini Futures 90.4%
USD London Zinc Mini Futures 80.9%


^aggregate market share of liquidity providers under the Cash Incentive Program in October 2021 (information last updated on 10 November 2021)