The following dataset is a collection of sector-specific merger statistics above the Hart-Scott-Rodino threshold. Every year, the Federal Trade Commission’s Hart-Scott-Rodino Annual Report provides a review of the previous fiscal year’s merger activity and merger enforcement. In the appendix, the report provides overall merger filings by sector and reports each total based on an industry description (used below).

The table provides a total count of these merger filings from 2009 to 2020, and reflects the resulting consolidation from such activity.


´╗┐INDUSTRY GROUP OF ACQUIRING PERSON200920102011201220132014201520162017201820192020Total
Not Available3777921001091141381932102392372051751
Crop Production422412
Animal Production2121225217
Forestry and Logging, Fishing, Hunting11132631220
Support Activities for Agriculture and Forestry112
Oil and Gas Extraction52120191930171627202712233
Mining35978777593272
Support Activities for Mining26171213131261913129134
Utilities193935342634364332404040418
Construction of Buildings373154341839
Trade Contracting11
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction3148915111010118106115
Specialty Trade Contractors133157311181411885
Food and Kindred Products93534283748433536495430438
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing432104911151871514112
Textile Mills111111410
Textile Products2432141118
Apparel Manufacturing124251217
Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing211116
Wood Product Manufacturing24274106478256
Paper Manufacturing29912881211181176113
Printing and Related Support 3514984474150
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing579515262121211723170
Chemical Manufacturing60677795741111451291391091121021220
Plastic and Rubber Manufacturing81220201418162422352813230
Nonmetallic Mineral product Manufacturing14576441212105979
Primary Metal Manufacturing77181915161311141085143
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing91723171616192021232612219
Machinery Manufacturing91629313133323530343519334
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing274745374054564562504931543
Electric Equipment, appliance, and Component Manufacturing58136711101115201110127
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing233542413447394154524735490
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing23534472333
Miscellaneous Manufacturing61820321828322423174019277
Wholesale Trade, Nondurable Goods1113
Merchant Wholesales, Durable Goods3963115635564648975797765848
Merchant Wholsale, Nondurable Goods356478736874947892999856909
Wholesale Electric Markets and Agent and Brokers222454751234
Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers2256612131518151012116
Miscellaneous Repair Services122213112
Furniture and Home Furnishing Stores2247217
Electronics and Appliance Stores13111121436630
Food and Beverage Stores16855654382255
Health and Personal Care Stores1771010475893879
Gasoline Stations63753167427758
Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores2552101244883669
Sporting Goods, Hobby, Book, and Music Stores144221311524
General Merchandise Stores212434831230
Miscellaneous Store Retailers1352212413336
Nonstore Retailers4141112611115813710112
Air Transportation6442322518542
Railroad Transportation12115
Water Transportation1345534523237
Truck Transportation111215475411143
Transit and Ground Transportation1111217
Pipeline Transportation2687383915915287
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation112
Support Activities for Transportation21064611978261099
Couriers21122412
Warehousing and Storage1231333117
Publishing industries (except internet)243945513642314757728869601
Motion Pictures and Sound Recording Industries3345849121183575
Information Services and Data Processing Services1113
Broadcasting (except internet)5101012202418101412137155
Internet Publishing and Broadcasting42118
Telecommunications203238342945393647292321393
Internet Service Providers, Web Service Portals, and Data Processing Services4162110420221634312636240
Other Information Services31819119201216191226156
Monetary Authorities - Central Bank112
Credit Intermediaries and related Activities253029273430292935374137383
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and other Financial Investments and Related Activities77881071471351762001731942021981561853
Insurance Carriers and Related Activities374057524661785366716685712
Funds, Trusts, and other Financial Vehicles202523183046456765955144529
Real Estate415712101281641122112
Rental and Leasing Services398104414138109395
Lessors of Nonfinancial Intangible Assets 3467389121089483
Professional, Scientific, and Tech Services38648685531121071041191331361141151
Management Companies and Enterprises632312115529
Admin and Support Services82727332529395035384327381
Waste Management and Remediation Services213746943811866
All Other Support33
Education Services335974953611570
Ambulatory Health Care Services31330161526222335384629296
Hospitals172829354427423532302127367
Nursing Care Facilities2241062324136
Social Assistance23212573530
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries35112231524332
Amusement, Gambling, and Rec Industries133848514147260
Accommodation3241121361711262
Food Services and Drinking Places5618191211131527212514186
Repair and Maintenance1352127391013561
Personal and Laundry Services24361466616146
Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professioanl, and Similar Orgs22314422222
Admin of Human Resource Programs11125
Admin of Enviro Quality Programs24219
Nonclassificable Establishments617
SUM of HSR Transactions/yr by sector (acquiring party)68411281414140012861618175417721992202820301580