The best consumer staples ETFs

How to invest in the consumer staples sector using ETFs

With sector ETFs, you invest in a specific part of the economy, for example in the consumer staples 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.
 
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0,25% p.a. - 0,30% p.a.
ratio de gastos totales (TER) anual de consumer staples ETFs
en the consumer staples sector, que es seguido por ETF
en the consumer staples sector
 
Los mejores índices para consumer staples ETFs

How do I invest in the consumer staples 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 Consumer Staples index tracks all companies from the consumer staples sector that are included in the MSCI World. A global consumer staples ETF thus gives you the opportunity to invest in the largest companies from the consumer staples 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 consumer staples ETFs?

Companies in the consumer staples sector sell or produce essential goods from the business segments of food, beverages, tobacco products, consumer goods and hygiene products. The sector also includes companies in the food and drugstore retail business as well as supermarkets and hypermarkets. Companies in the consumer staples sector are considered to be significantly less cyclical than, for example, those in the consumer discretionary sector.

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

Rendimiento del índice MSCI World Consumer Staples

1 mes: 4,36%
1 año: 15,93%
3 años: 32,79%
5 años: 53,57%
 

Consumer Staples ETFs in comparison

The most important factors at a glance
In the table below we have listed the currently available consumer staples 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.
 
ETF
ISIN
Fund size
in m EUR
TER
in %
Inception date Use of profits Fund domicile Replication method
Xtrackers MSCI World Consumer Staples UCITS ETF 1CIE00BM67HN09 708 0,25% p.a. 9/3/16 Acumulación Irlanda Replicación física perfecta
SPDR MSCI World Consumer Staples UCITS ETFIE00BYTRR756 115 0,30% p.a. 29/4/16 Acumulación Irlanda Replicación física perfecta
Lyxor MSCI World Consumer Staples TR UCITS ETF - Acc (EUR)LU0533032263 102 0,30% p.a. 23/8/10 Acumulación Luxemburgo Swap sin fondos
iShares MSCI World Consumer Staples Sector UCITS ETF USD (Dist)IE00BJ5JP329 90 0,25% p.a. 17/10/19 Distribución Irlanda Replicación física perfecta
ETF
ISIN
1 month
in %
3 months
in %
6 months
in %
1 year
in %
3 years
in %
5 years
in %
Xtrackers MSCI World Consumer Staples UCITS ETF 1CIE00BM67HN09 5,82% -0,23% 5,82% 16,06% 31,45% 51,87%
SPDR MSCI World Consumer Staples UCITS ETFIE00BYTRR756 5,84% -0,26% 5,78% 15,99% 31,36% 51,86%
Lyxor MSCI World Consumer Staples TR UCITS ETF - Acc (EUR)LU0533032263 6,52% -0,19% 6,21% 15,47% 30,44% 51,93%
iShares MSCI World Consumer Staples Sector UCITS ETF USD (Dist)IE00BJ5JP329 5,75% -0,22% 5,83% 16,19% - -

Source: justETF.com; As of 31/7/22