Value of M&A transactions globally 2018, by sector

Value of merger and acquisition deals worldwide in 2018, by sector (in billion U.S. dollars)

by Statista Research Department, last edited Jan 16, 2019
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.
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Value of merger and acquisition deals worldwide in 2018, by sector (in billion U.S. dollars)

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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
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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by Statista Research Department, last edited Jan 16, 2019
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.
Show more
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