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INVESTING | Industrials Sector

A Sector is a broad selection of companies with similar characteristics. An Industry is a subset of Sectors where companies are grouped in more specifically than Sectors.


Investors can use Sectors and Industries to efficiently classify and compare companies. Comparing companies with shared Sector and Industry allows an investor to identify relative strengths and weaknesses. Comparing companies across different Sectors and Industries can help identify relationships and trends.


The Industrials Sector includes companies engaged in industry through the manufacture, among others, aerospace, defense, and tools and machinery products and is sub-divided into the following fourteen industries:

  1. Aerospace & Defense Industry

  2. Air Freight & Logistics Industry

  3. Airlines Industry

  4. Building Products Industry

  5. Commercial Services & Supplies Industry

  6. Construction & Engineering Industry

  7. Electrical Equipment Industry

  8. Industrial Conglomerates Industry

  9. Machinery Industry

  10. Marine Industry

  11. Professional Services Industry

  12. Road & Rail Industry

  13. Trading Companies & Distributors Industry

  14. Transportation Infrastructure Industry

The total value of the Industrials Sector in the United States is approximately $3.8 trillion and includes well-known companies like Boeing, Union Pacific, and Caterpillar.

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