Mining Opportunities

An Expert's View about Mining and Quarrying in Brazil

Last updated: 17 Jun 2011

The Brazilian economy is heavily dependent on the Mining sector, which has the capacity to catalyse growth for other productive sectors – generating income, jobs, tax revenue and trade surplus.

Sector briefing Mining Opportunities in Brazil Why Brazil? The Brazilian economy is heavily dependent on the Mining sector, which has the capacity to catalyse growth for other productive sectors ? generating income, jobs, tax revenue and trade surplus. Key Facts 1. Brazil is amongst the 10 largest producers of key minerals in the world. 2. Brazil is the world?s top producer of niobium. 7. Brazil is expecting US$ 64 billion of new nd 3. Brazil is the 2 largest producer of iron, investments in the Mining sector between aluminium and manganese ores. 2011 and 2015. 4. The Brazilian company VALE is the largest Find general information on the Brazilian iron-ore exporter in the world as well as a market conditions on UKTI?s website. The producer of nickel, copper, fertilizer, steel Doing Business Guide for Brazil gives an and other materials. Their net income in overview of Brazil?s economy, business culture, 2010 amounted for USD 5.92bn. potential opportunities and an introduction to other relevant issues. 5. Brazil has another 1500 medium and small- sized Mining companies that extract around 80 different minerals in Brazil. 6. Mining Industry represents 4% of the Brazilian GDP. UK Trade & Investment Sector briefing: Mining opportunities in Brazil Consulates, across all sectors and in over 100 Opportunities markets. There are considerable opportunities in the You can be alerted to Brazil/engineering following areas: opportunities on a regular basis by registering on the UKTI business opportunities service. ? Health and Safety consulting services ? Legal services ? Biodiversity and Sustainable Development ? Social Corporate Responsibility ? Equipment and Technology, especially for the steel industry ? Training and Education ? Logistics and Infrastructure ? Mining acquisitions Characteristics of the market The Brazilian Mining industry has been undergoing considerable change, reflecting reorganisation of the industry internationally and the national programme of new regulation. Several measures concerning the concession of mineral rights are now in place and showing favourable results. According to the level of gross production out of the total of 1,611 mines, that have been selected and classified, 1,127 mines (73% of the total) were classified as small, 402 mines (22.2% of the total) as middle-sized and 82 mines (4.8% of the total) as large. The total market for Engineering and Consulting services for the Mining sector in Brazil is estimated to be US$ 62 million per year. At least 25% of this amount is directly related to Environmental projects. Six Brazilian companies and 4 foreign companies with offices in Brazil control nearly 90% of this market. It is very important for foreign suppliers to establish a local presence in Brazil, either with their own office or through joint ventures with Brazilian engineering companies. If you have any questions on the opportunities above, contact the UKTI Brazil Mining contacts named in this report. Business opportunities aimed specifically at UK companies are added daily to UKTI?s website. These leads are sourced by our staff overseas in British Embassies, High Commissions and UK Trade & Investment Sector briefing: Mining opportunities in Brazil Major events and activities UKTI contacts Faiminas / Exposider (International Trade Erika Azevedo Show for Industrial Automotion and Sector Manager Siderurgy) British Consulate-General São Paulo Date: 04-06 July 2011 Tel: (0055 11) 3094 2748 Venue: Expominas Email: Organiser: Certa Eventos Ltda. Website: Julie Yang Febramec Automação (Brazilian Assistant Sector Manager Mechanics Trade Show) British Consulate-General São Paulo Dete: 02-05 August 2011 Tel: (0055 11) 3094 2759 Venue: Centro de Eventos Festa da Uva Email: Organiser: EFEP Feiras e Eventos Website: Filipe Gotardi Intermach (International Trade Show for Intern Machinery, Equipment and Services for British Consulate-General São Paulo the Metals Industry) Tel: (0055 11) 3094 1874 Date: 12-16 September 2011 Email: Venue: Expoville Organiser: Messe Brasil Website: Expobombas (International Trade Show for Pumping, Moto-pumping and Accessories) Date: 04-06 October 2011 Venue: Centro de Exposições Imigrantes Organiser: Grupo CIPA Website: Metalurgia 2010 (International Conference and Trade Show on Foundry, Casting, Steel and Aluminium Technology and Services) Date: September 2012 Venue: Expoville Organiser: Messe Brasil Website: Find full details of all Brazil engineering events on the UKTI website. New export events are added daily to the site and you can register to be alerted to them on a daily, weekly or monthly basis UKTI?s Tradeshow Access Programme (TAP) provides grant support for eligible Small & Medium Sized Enterprises (SME's) to attend trade shows overseas. Find out more about UKTI support for attendance at overseas events UK Trade & Investment Sector briefing: Mining opportunities in Brazil Next steps - How UKTI can help ? Arranging appointments British companies wishing to develop their ? Organise seminars or other events for business in the Brazilian market are advised to you to meet contacts and promote your undertake as much market research and company in the Brazilian market planning as possible in the UK. UKTI?s team in Brazil, with its wide local knowledge and This work is available via our Overseas Market experience, can provide a range of services to Introduction Service (OMIS) a chargeable British-based companies wishing to grow their service which assists British-based companies business in the Brazilian market. wishing to enter or expand their business in overseas markets. This can include: ? Provision of market information To find out more about commissioning this ? Validated lists of agents/distributors work, or accessing other UKTI services and ? Key market players or potential specialist advice, please visit the UKTI website customers in the Brazilian market to find contact details for your local UKTI ? Establishment of interest of such office. contacts in working with you Whereas every effort has been made to ensure that the information given in this document is accurate, neither UK Trade & Investment nor its parent Departments (the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills, and the Foreign & Commonwealth Office), accept liability for any errors, omissions or misleading statements, and no warranty is given or responsibility accepted as to the standing of any individual, firm, company or other organisation mentioned. Published 2011 by UK Trade & Investment. Crown Copyright © You may reuse this information (not including logos, images and case studies) free of charge in any format or medium, under the terms of the Open Government Licence. 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Posted: 16 June 2011, last updated 17 June 2011

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