Global metals and mining industry deals for February 2020 were worth US$1.66 billion, according to a database produced by data analysis company GlobalData.

This is an increase of 52% over the previous month, but a drop of 53.7% when compared with the last 12-month average of US$3.58 billion, the company said. The number of deals saw a drop of 4.6% over the last 12-month average with 103 deals compared to an average of 108 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.