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Brazil Mining Report Q4 2012 - Product Image

Brazil Mining Report Q4 2012

  • ID: 2299584
  • November 2012
  • Region: Brazil
  • 78 pages
  • Business Monitor International


  • Allianz
  • BNP Paribas Cardif
  • Bradesco Seguros
  • Caixa Seguros
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BMI View:

Brazil's mining sector is poised for continued, though slower, growth as weaker foreign demand weighs on Brazilian exports. The country's large untapped reserves and relatively small mining sector relative to regional peers make it a compelling sector growth story and should continue to attract investment despite macroeconomic uncertainty. Iron ore production will be the key driver of mining sector investment, but we expect significant growth in several base metals as well, providing opportunities for mining companies and investors. Investments into infrastructure in advance of the 2014 FIFA World Cup and 2016 Olympics will not only help support demand for raw materials, but also enable more efficient transport of mineral resources.

Executive Summary:

Brazil's mining sector is poised for a period of strong growth as domestic and foreign demand for mineral resources spurs investment. The sector remains relatively small as a percentage of GDP compared to regional mining peers such as Chile and Peru. However Brazil's large untapped reserves and generally favorable business environment make it a compelling sector growth story. Iron ore production will be the READ MORE >


  • Allianz
  • BNP Paribas Cardif
  • Bradesco Seguros
  • Caixa Seguros
  • Company Profiles
  • Itaú Seguros
  • MORE

BMI Industry View 5

SWOT Analysis 8

Brazil Mining Sector SWOT Analysis 8

Brazil Political SWOT Analysis 9

Brazil Economic SWOT Analysis 10

Brazil Business Environment SWOT Analysis 11

Global Mining Outlook 12
Table: Recent Tax Increases 15
Table: Largest Coal Projects 17
Table: Major Frontier Mining Projects 18

Americas Mining Sector Outlook 19
Table: Key Central America And Caribbean Mining Projects 21

Market Overview 24

Iron Ore To Drive Mining Sector 24
Table: Brazil – Mining Industry Value & Production, 2009-2017 27

Industry Forecasts 28

Iron Ore: Growth To Continue Amid Growing Challenges 28
Table: Brazil - Key Iron Ore Mining Investments 30
Table: Brazil - Iron Ore Production, 2009-2016 31

Bauxite: Output Heading Higher Despite Market Weakness 32
Table: Brazil – Mine Bauxite Mine Expansion Plans 34
Table: Brazil – Bauxite Production Forecasts (mnt), 2009-2016 35

Nickel: Promising Growth To Play Out 36
Table: Brazil - Key Nickel Projects 36
Table: Brazil - Nickel Production, 2009-2016 37

Tin Output Set for Modest Gains 38
Table: Brazil – Tin Production Forecasts (kt), 2009-2016 39

Regulatory Development 40
Table: Key Mining Investments 41

Americas Business Environment Ratings 42
Table: Americas Mining Risk/Reward Ratings 43

Competitive Landscape 46

Company Profiles 48

Anglo American 48
Table: Anglo American's Key Financial Data, 2006-2011 51

Alcoa 52

Financial Data 55
Table: Alcoa - Financial Data, 2005-2011 55

Vale 56

Company Data 59
Table: Vale - Financial Data, 2005-2011 59

Commodity Strategy 60

Monthly Metals Update 60

Iron Ore: No Return To Highs 62

Steel: Limited Rebound Ahead 64

Aluminium: Further Gains Ahead 65

Copper: Relative Outperformer But Still Weak 67

Lead: Heading For Weakness 69

Nickel: Gains To Disappear 70

Tin: Major Gains Behind, But Outperformance To Continue 72

Zinc: Little Room For Optimism 73
Table: Select Commodities - Performance & BMI Forecasts 74

Business Environment Ratings Methodology 75
Table: Mining Business Environment Indicators 76
Table: Weighting Of Components 77

Company Profiles
BNP Paribas Cardif
Bradesco Seguros
Grupo Segurador Banco do Brasil e MAPFRE
Caixa Seguros
Itaú Seguros
Porto Seguro
QBE Insurance Group
Zurich Santander Insurance America

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