Value of M&A transactions globally 2018, by sector

This statistic presents the value of merger and acquisition deals worldwide in 2018, by sector. In that year, the value of M&A deals in the global machinery, equipment, furniture and recycling sector amounted to 625.77 billion U.S. dollars.

Value of merger and acquisition deals worldwide in 2018, by sector

Value in billion U.S. dollars
Machinery, equipment, furniture, recycling 625.77
Chemicals, rubber, plastics 476.55
Primary sector 278.57
Banks 273.64
Gas, water, electricity 263.77
Insurance companies 210.44
Construction 197.45
Post and telecommunications195.76
Wholesale & retail trade 190.25
Publishing, printing 186.83
Transport 175.29
Food, beverages, tobacco 137.06
Metals & metal products 128.34
Education, health 79.81
Hotels & restaurants 76.4
Wood, cork, paper43.12
Textiles, wearing apparel, leather 27.9
Public administration and defence 2.8
Other services 1,684.6
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Source

Release date

January 2019

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

2018

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