The Chemicals Industry in the Materials Sector includes producers of commodity, diversified, fertilizers, agricultural, and specialty chemicals. It also includes manufacturers of industrial gases.
The Construction Materials Industry in the Materials Sector includes manufacturers of construction materials including sand, clay, gypsum, lime, aggregates, cement, concrete, and bricks. Other finished or semi-finished building materials are classified in the Building Products industry.
Containers & Packaging
The Containers and Packaging Industry in the Materials Sector includes manufacturers of metal, glass, or plastic containers (including corks and caps), and manufacturers of paper and cardboard containers and packaging.
Metals & Mining
The Metals and Mining Industry in the Materials Sector includes producers of aluminum and related products; companies engaged in diversified metals and mining production or extraction of gold, precious metals, minerals and related products; and producers of iron, steel and related products.
Paper & Forest Products
The Paper and Forest Products Industry in the Materials Sector includes manufacturers of timber, related wood products, and all grades of paper. It includes manufacturers of lumber for the building industry, and excludes companies specializing in paper packaging.