Global dividends to hit new record in 2022

Predicted to hit $1.52trn

Elliot Gulliver-Needham
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The mining sector distributed $96.6bn in dividends in 2021
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The mining sector distributed $96.6bn in dividends in 2021

Global dividends will reach $1.52trn in 2022, up from the previous record of $1.47trn last year, according to Janus Henderson’s new forecasts.

2021 saw global dividends strongly recover, surging 14.7% from 2020. However, the latest Janus Henderson Global Dividend Index predicts that payouts will rise even higher. The report found that a quarter of the steep increase in dividends in 2021 came from just nine companies, eight of which are banks or miners. Overall, banks and miners delivered three-fifths of the $212bn increase in 2021. The mining sector distributed $96.6bn in 2021, with BHP becoming the world's largest dividend payer. This is almost double the previous record from 2019 and ten times more than during the sector's...

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