Basic Materials Sector

The Basic Materials Sector consists of companies involved with raw materials, including discovery, development and processing.

Basic Materials Sector

The Basic Materials Sector consists of companies involved with raw materials, including discovery, development and processing.


 Basic Materials Industries

The following industries are grouped under the Basic Materials sector.

  • Chemical Manufacturing
  • Chemicals - Plastics & Rubber
  • Containers & Packaging
  • Fabricated Plastic & Rubber
  • Forestry & Wood Products
  • Gold & Silver
  • Iron & Steel
  • Metal Mining
  • Misc. Fabricated Products
  • Non-Metallic Mining
  • Paper & Paper Products

The performance of the basic materials sector varies with the business cycle. 

5 Year Basic Materials Sector Performance

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