Prices and Data
About LBMA Daily Auction Prices
When are the prices set? Who administers them? Discover the main features of our gold, silver, platinum and palladium prices.
Gold, silver, platinum and palladium price auctions take place daily in London and we publish prices with a delay to midnight London time on the day they are set. Real-time LBMA Precious Metals Prices are available from market data redistributors or the administrators, IBA (gold and silver prices) and LME (platinum and palladium prices).
LBMA Gold Price
- The internationally recognised benchmark price for gold delivered in London
- Set twice daily (at 10:30 and 15:00 London UK time) in US dollars per troy ounce
- Prices in Sterling and Euro are indicative and for settlement only.
- Administered independently by ICE Benchmark Administration (IBA).
LBMA Silver Price
- The internationally recognised benchmark price for silver delivered in London
- Set once daily at 12:00 in US dollars per troy ounce
- Prices in Sterling and Euro (and a range of other currencies) are indicative and for settlement only
- Administered independently by ICE Benchmark Administration (IBA)
LBMA Film: Global Benchmark Prices
Our film below looks at the gold price as well as the other benchmark precious metal prices.
Jon Spall: LBMA gold, silver, platinum and palladium prices are the globally recognised precious metal benchmarks.
These auction prices are independently operated by experienced benchmark administrators.
They’re assisted by established external oversight committees, ensuring the effective governance of a transparent, trusted and tradeable process.
Additionally, LBMA Gold and Silver prices are benchmarks regulated by the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority.
LBMA holds the intellectual property rights of these four precious metal benchmarks.
Every trading day in London, precious metals auctions are held at these set times. The auctions provide the opportunity to buy or sell precious metals via a transparent electronic platform. Everyone can see the same, publicly available information at the same time, providing a level playing field to all participants.
The administrators monitor the participants before, during and after the process to ensure the integrity of the benchmarks.
The tradable reference prices they provide are used by miners, refiners, central banks, investors, traders and fabricators around the globe.
Direct Participants in the auction must, at a minimum, be LBMA members. They are all screened by the Administrators and need to provide assurance that they have the right systems and controls in place to take part in the auction.
LBMA Gold and Silver auctions are centrally cleared, which allows a broad range of firms to become Direct Participants.
The benchmark is the final price of each auction and the auctions are settled in US dollars.
The resulting LBMA benchmark prices are also published in a variety of currencies. These are available from data vendors and can be seen in real-time or viewed on a delayed basis on LBMA’s website.
A license is required for any party that utilises the benchmarks for trading, valuation, reference and so on.
LBMA also sets the international standards for both the bars themselves and the behaviour of market participants.
For further information on LBMA, the global benchmarks and the criteria to be a direct or indirect participant, please refer to our website.
LBMA - The Global Authority for Precious Metals.