Companies that manufacture chemicals, building materials, metals, and forestry products. This sector also includes companies engaged in commodities exploration and processing. Companies in this sector include BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto, and Nufarm. The sector market cap is north of $2 trillion. Within this sector are the companies that supply most of the materials used in all construction. This can make participants more sensitive to changes in economic and business cycles.


  • Agricultural Inputs
  • Chemicals
  • Lumber & Wood
  • Aluminum
  • Industrial Metals & Mining
  • Silver
  • Coal
  • Building Materials
  • Specialty Chemicals
  • Paper & Paper Products
  • Copper
  • Gold
  • Precious Metals & Mining
  • Steel