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Brazil iron ore supply summary

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Iron ore price hikes during the second semester of 2016 further encouraged growth from Brazil the world's lowest cost and second largest exporting country. Cash margins increased by over 17% in 2016 which provided more than enough incentive for Vale to push on with its huge expansion plans.We estimate the country s marketable production to rise by 6.4% in 2017 mostly as a result of Vale s S11D ramp up. But while Brazil's iron ore industry is faring better than most it is far from being in boom times with falling investment curtailments from junior producers and cost cutting being key themes.However the benefits coming from cost cutting measures are proving to be challenging as most efficiency and productivity gains were already reaped over the past two years. This combined with a stronger Brazilian real and higher oil prices will mean that Brazil's average total cash cost on a free on board (FOB) basis will increase by 2.3% in 2017.

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Table of contents

  • Executive summary
  • Location maps
  • Key companies
  • Geology
  • Quality
  • Reserves and resources
  • Production
  • Infrastructure
  • Costs
  • Margins
  • Fiscal terms

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This report includes 20 images and tables including:

Images

  • Brazil iron ore producing regions
  • Attributable marketable production by company
  • Quadrilatero Ferrifero
  • Carajas Basin
  • Urucum Basin
  • Raw Fe grade 2017
  • Product impurities - alumina and silica 2017
  • Marketable production by product type
  • Costed production by status
  • Port export capacity
  • Quadrilatero Ferrifero
  • Carajas Basin
  • Urucum Basin
  • Average operating margin (US$/tonne)
  • Cash costs by key company
  • 62% Fe adjusted CFR cost curve to North China, Q2 2017
  • Cash costs
  • Capital costs

Tables

  • Attributable marketable reserves by company (at 01/01/2017)
  • Fiscal terms

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