Global metals and mining industry deals for December 2019 were worth US$7.88 billion, according to a report from data provider GlobalData.

This is a decrease of 14.6% over the previous month and a rise of 65.5% when compared with the last 12-month average of US$4.77 billion, according to the database.

The sector saw a drop of 22.9% of number of deals over the last 12 month average with 84 deals compared to the average of 109 deals.

This story uses material from GlobalData, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.