• Categories
  • Archives

Brazilian Copper Sector Brings the Country Close to US$ 5 Billion

Brazilian Vale do Rio Doce's copper mine at Serra dos Carajás Revenues of the Brazilian copper industry have risen threefold since 2003. The figures were collected by Brazil's Union of Electric Wire, Filament and Non-Ferrous Metal Lamination Industries of the State of São Paulo (Sindicel), together with the Brazilian Copper Association (ABC).

The sector's revenues rose from US$ 1.9 billion in 2003 to US$ 4.8 billion in 2006. In terms of volume, and production, there was also growth, but just 20%, from 536,000 tons to 653,000 tons. Copper had a significant price increase over the period. The average value per ton rose from US$ 1,800 to US$ 6,700, almost four times more.

The price increase powered the value of exports. Foreign sales totaled US$ 352 million in 2003 and reached US$ 1.4 billion last year.

Imports grew even more, resulting in a trade deficit of US$ 556 million, caused by imports of refined copper. The trade balance of wires and cables and semi-manufactured products presented a positive balance for Brazil.

Corrugated Cardboard

Sales of corrugated cardboard, one of the products most widely used for industrial packing, grew by 1.3% in August of this year, compared with the same month of 2006. They stood at 191,100 tons in August this year, over 88,600 tons in August last year.

Accumulated sales by the sector this year until August total 1,508.7 million tons, representing a 5.3% increase over the same period of 2006, when the sector sold 1,433.2 million tons of corrugated cardboard.

"Our sales until the month of August are in keeping with the sector's new growth forecasts for this year – 5% to 6%," says Paulo Sérgio Peres, president at the Brazilian Association of Corrugated Cardboard (ABPO), in a press release issued by the organization.

Anba

Tags:

  • Show Comments (1)

  • CH.C.

    Strange brazilian stats and maths…..as usual !!!!!
    If per ton price Quadrupled and Volume increased by around 20 %, how can revenues only…..LESS THAN TRIPLE ??????

    Only brazilian logics can answer such a basic question in basic maths !!!!!

    Laugh….laugh….laugh !!!!!!!

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

comment *

  • name *

  • email *

  • website *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Ads

You May Also Like

Brazil’s Catholic Church Blames Government for Environment Activists’ Killing

A Brazilian official from the Catholic social action group, Pastoral da Terra – CPT, ...

Sky Is Falling over Varig

Varig will keep its name, but very little more, after its merger with TAM ...

4.7% of All Brazil Exports Go to Arabs, a 35% Jump

Brazilian exports to the Arab countries generated US$ 7.07 billion from January to September, ...

Por aí

Tropical Christmas Some of Brazil’s greatest composers and singers have gathered around the Christmas ...

Brazil, I’m Tired of Your Rich’s Insensibility and Your Poor’s Passivity

“I’m also tired of people who only want to take advantage, of the traffickers’ ...

Despite Crisis Brazil’s Retail Grew Almost 6% Last Year

In 2009 the turnover of Brazilian retail trade grew 5.8%. It was the lowest ...

110 Deaths Later Brazil’s Dengue Epidemic Seems to Be Easing

Brazil's dengue epidemic in the state and city of Rio do Janeiro added another ...

More Heads to Roll in Brazil’s Bribing Scandal

Brazil’s ruling Workers Party, PT, is holding this Tuesday an Executive emergency meeting to ...

Chico Mendes

Named after Marechal Rondon, a soldier who tamed the Amazon, Rondônia was created in ...

Brazil Calls US Interference on Boeing Crash Inquiry “Inopportune and Useless”

Brazil’s Defense Minister,  Waldir Pires, has condemned the pressure exerted by American authorities on ...