The following table lists all the FTSE 350 sector returns for the first quarter in the years 2008-2017.
The sectors are ranked by average returns in 1Q for the whole period 2008-2017. For example, Banks has been the worst performing sector in the first quarter with an average return of -3.5% in 1Q over the last ten years.
For each year the top (bottom) five sectors are highlighted in blue (red).
A quick visual inspection shows that there is a certain clustering of blue highlighting at the top of the table and red at the bottom, which suggests that some sectors perform consistently well, or badly, in the first quarter.