Iron Ore Mining in Brazil to 2020

Brazil ranked second after Australia with 31 billion tonnes (Bnt) of iron ore reserves as of January 2015, accounting for 16.3% of global reserves. The country holds high-grade reserves in the state of Para, with most of the country’s operational mines located in Minas Gerais.

Scope

The report contains an overview of the Brazilian iron ore mining industry together with the key factors affecting the industry and demand for the commodity.

It also provides information about reserves (also by grade and major producer), the historic and forecast data on Brazilian iron ore production, production by form (fines and pellets), states and selected iron ore mines, domestic iron ore consumption, the Brazilian construction industry vs. iron ore consumption and steel production and iron ore trade, the competitive landscape and active, exploration and development iron ore projects.

Reasons to buy

Gain an understanding of the Brazilian iron ore mining industry, its reserves, historic and forecast production (also by form and producing states), historic and forecast production by selected iron ore mines, domestic iron ore consumption, the Brazilian construction industry vs. iron ore consumption and steel production and iron ore trade, demand drivers, active, exploration and development projects, the competitive landscape and the country's fiscal regime.

Companies mentioned

Vale SA

Anglo American Brasil Ltda

MMX Mineracao e Metalicos SA

Table of Contents

1 Executive Summary

2 Iron Ore Mining in Brazil – Reserves, Production, Consumption and Trade

2.1 Reserves by Grade and Major Producing Company

2.2 Historical and Forecast Production

2.2.1 Production by form – fines and pellets

2.2.2 Production by state

2.2.3 Historical and forecast production of select iron ore mines

2.3 Active Mines

2.4 Exploration and Development Projects

2.5 Brazil Iron Ore Consumption and Trade

2.5.1 Domestic iron ore consumption vs steel production

2.5.2 Brazilian construction industry

2.5.3 Iron ore exports

2.5.4 Brazilian iron ore ports and Valemax ships

2.5.5 Exports by country

2.6 Factors Affecting Demand

2.6.1 Chinese iron ore imports vs pig iron and steel production

2.6.2 The Chinese construction industry

3 Key Iron Ore Producers in Brazil

3.1 Vale SA

3.2 Anglo American Brasil Ltda

3.3 MMX Mineracao e Metalicos SA

4 Fiscal Regime

4.1 The Brazilian Mining Industry – Governing Bodies

4.1.1 Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME)

4.1.2 National Department of Mineral Production (DNPM)

4.1.3 Brazil Geological Survey (CPRM)

4.2 The Brazilian Mining Industry – Governing Laws

4.2.1 The Mining Code

4.3 The Brazilian Mining Industry – Mining Licenses

4.3.1 Exploration authorization system

4.3.2 Exploration authorization permit

4.3.3 Mining concession system

4.3.4 Environmental impact assessment (EIA) study for mining activity

4.3.5 Environmental licensing for mining activity

4.4 The Brazilian Mining Industry – Rights and Obligations

4.4.1 Rights

4.4.2 Obligations

4.5 The Brazilian Mining Industry – Key Fiscal Terms

4.5.1 Royalties

4.5.2 Corporate income tax

4.5.3 Land owner royalties

4.5.4 Annual tax

4.5.5 Withholding tax

4.5.6 Depreciation rates

4.5.7 Value added tax

5 Appendix

5.1 Abbreviations

5.2 Bibliography

5.3 Secondary Research

5.4 Primary Research

5.5 Contact GlobalData

5.6 About GlobalData

5.7 GlobalData’s Services

5.8 Disclaimer

List of Tables

Table 1: Iron Ore Mining in Brazil – Iron Ore Reserves of Vale SA, 2014

Table 2: Iron Ore Mining in Brazil – Historic and Forecast Iron Ore Production (Million Tonnes) and Global Average Iron Ore Prices (US$/dmtu), 2000–2020

Table 3: Iron Ore Mining in Brazil – Historic and Forecast Production by Form – Fines and Pellets (Million Tonnes), 2000–2020

Table 4: Iron Ore Mining in Brazil – Historic and Forecast Iron Ore Production by Selected Mines, (Million Tonnes), 2011–2018

Table 5: Iron Ore Mining in Brazil – Active Mines, 2015

Table 6: Iron Ore Mining in Brazil – Exploration Project, 2015

Table 7: Iron Ore Mining in Brazil – Development Project, 2015

Table 8: Iron Ore Mining in Brazil – Historic and Forecast Iron Ore Consumption* vs Crude Steel Production (Million Tonnes), 2001–2020

Table 9: Iron Ore Mining in Brazil – Brazil Construction Output by Project Type (US$ Million), 2009–2019

Table 10: Iron Ore Mining in Brazil – Historic and Forecast Brazilian Iron ore Exports vs Iron Ore Exports to China (Million Tonnes), 2001–2020

Table 11: Iron Ore Mining in Brazil – Exports by County (Million Tonnes), 2014

Table 12: Iron Ore Mining in Brazil – Chinese Pig Iron and Steel Production vs Iron Ore Imports (Million Tonnes), 2001–2020

Table 13: Iron Ore Mining in Brazil – Chinese Construction Output by Project Type (US$ Million), 2009–2019

Table 14: Iron Ore Mining in Brazil – Major Upcoming Infrastructure Projects in China, 2015–2030

Table 15: Iron Ore Mining in Brazil – Vale SA Projects, 2015

Table 16: Iron Ore Mining in Brazil – Anglo American plc Project, 2015

Table 17: Iron Ore Mining in Brazil – MMX Mineracao e Metalicos SA Projects, 2015

Table 18: The Mining Industry in Brazil – Federal Royalties (%), 2014

Table 19: The Mining Industry in Brazil – Mining Taxation (%), 2014

Table 20: The Mining Industry in Brazil – Depreciation Rates (Years and %), 2014

List of Figures

Figure 1: Iron Ore Mining in Brazil – Historic and Forecast Iron Ore Production (Million Tonnes) and Global Average Iron Ore Prices (US$/dmtu), 2000–2020

Figure 2: Iron Ore Mining in Brazil – Historic and Forecast Production by Form – Fines and Pellets (Million Tonnes), 2000–2020

Figure 3: Iron Ore Mining in Brazil – Production by State (%), 2014

Figure 4: Iron Ore Mining in Brazil – Historic and Forecast Iron Ore Production by Selected Mines (Million Tonnes), 2011–2018

Figure 5: Iron Ore Mining in Brazil – Historic and Forecast Iron Ore Consumption* vs Crude Steel Production (Million Tonnes), 2001–2020

Figure 6: Iron Ore Mining in Brazil – Iron Ore Consumption vs Crude Steel Production (Million Tonnes) vs Construction Output by Project Type (US$ Million), 2009–2019

Figure 7: Iron Ore Mining in Brazil – Vale’s Iron Ore Exports to Asia using Valemax Ships

Figure 8: Iron Ore Mining in Brazil – Historic and Forecast Brazilian Iron ore Exports vs Iron Ore Exports to China (Million Tonnes), 2001–2020

Figure 9: Iron Ore Mining in Brazil – Exports by Country (%), 2014

Figure 10: Iron Ore Mining in Brazil – Chinese Pig Iron and Steel Production vs Iron Ore Imports (Million Tonnes), 2001–2020

Figure 11: Iron Ore Mining in Brazil – Chinese Construction Industry Output by Project Type (US$ Million) vs Brazil Iron ore Exports to China and Chinese Steel Production (Million Tonnes), 2009–2019

Figure 12: Iron Ore Mining in Brazil – Vale SA Share of Annual Production by Systems (%), 2015

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