Total metals and mining industry M&A deals in September 2019 were worth US$1.9 billion, according to business analyst GlobalData.

This is a decrease of 6.7% over the previous month and a drop of 63.4% when compared with the last 12-month average, which stood at US$5.18 billion, the company said.

Asia-Pacific held the top position in terms of value, with total announced deals in the period worth US$1.37 billion, while China was the top country in terms of deal value at US$1.34 billion.

In terms of volumes, North America was the top region for metals and mining industry M&A deals globally, followed by Asia-Pacific and then South and Central America.

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.