The best industrials ETFs

How to invest in the industrials sector using ETFs

With sector ETFs, you invest in a specific part of the economy, for example in the industrials sector. The most widely used standard in the financial industry for dividing the economy into sectors is the Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS). The major index providers MSCI and S&P use this standard consisting of 11 sectors and 68 assigned industries.

For the classification of listed companies in each sector, the index providers analyse in which business segment companies are generating the majority of their sales and profits. Additionally, the positioning and public perception of a company are also taken into account.
0.18% p.a. - 0.25% p.a.
annual total expense ratio (TER) of industrials ETFs
on the industrials sector, which are tracked by ETFs
on the industrials sector
The best indices for industrials ETFs

How do I invest in the industrials sector?

An industry or sector index consists of all the companies of a certain sector starting from a parent index. For example, the MSCI World Industrials index tracks all companies from the industrials sector that are included in the MSCI World. A global industrials ETF thus gives you the opportunity to invest in the largest companies from the industrials sector worldwide.

Sector ETFs of this type should not be mixed up with thematic ETFs. Thematic ETFs track a non-standardised industry group and a specific investment theme. We provide you with an overview of the available thematic ETFs here.
justETF tip: You can find out more about sector ETFs in our articles Investing in different sectors via ETFs and What sort of sector ETFs are available?.

Which companies are included in industrials ETFs?

The industrials sector includes companies that manufacture, distribute or trade capital goods. This includes goods such as aerospace and defence products, construction products, electrical equipment and machinery. Furthermore, providers of professional services for transport, construction and printing, environmental services, facilities management, office service and supplies, security and alarm services, staffing and employment services, as well as research and consulting are included in the industrials sector.

In this investment guide, you will find all ETFs that allow you to invest globally in companies from the industrials sector. For a performance comparison of the various ETF sectors, please have a look at our market overview.

MSCI World Industrials performance

1 month: -0.02%
1 year: 23.59%
3 years: 32.37%
5 years: 76.55%

Industrials ETFs in comparison

The most important factors at a glance
In the table below we have listed the currently available industrials ETFs. Via the "Properties" and "Performance" tabs, you can find detailed information on these ETFs and sort them according to your desired criterion. More information about the different criteria when choosing an ETF can be found in our article on ETF selection.
Fund size
in m EUR
in %
Inception date Use of profits Fund domicile Replication method
Xtrackers MSCI World Industrials UCITS ETF 1CIE00BM67HV82 471 0.25% p.a. 14.03.16 Accumulating Ireland Full replication
Amundi S&P Global Industrials ESG UCITS ETF DR EUR (A)IE000LTA2082 246 0.18% p.a. 20.09.22 Accumulating Ireland Full replication
Amundi S&P Global Industrials ESG UCITS ETF EUR (D)IE00026BEVM6 4 0.18% p.a. 20.09.22 Distributing Ireland Full replication
1 month
in %
3 months
in %
6 months
in %
1 year
in %
3 years
in %
5 years
in %
Xtrackers MSCI World Industrials UCITS ETF 1CIE00BM67HV82 -2.46% 7.51% 25.48% 24.58% 34.92% 65.40%
Amundi S&P Global Industrials ESG UCITS ETF DR EUR (A)IE000LTA2082 -2.77% 6.04% 25.61% 23.52% - -
Amundi S&P Global Industrials ESG UCITS ETF EUR (D)IE00026BEVM6 -2.77% 5.99% 25.58% 23.57% - -

Source:; As of 30.04.24