Brazil eyes minerals future

By Alex Feytis
Published: Sunday, 24 January 2010

Following last month’s article on Brazil’s fertiliser minerals market, IM looks at the country’s key minerals including bauxite, magnesite and kaolin, while reviewing ceramic, cement, and refractories markets by Alexandra Feytis, Assistant Editor

Brazil has been severely impacted by the financial crisis, particularly during the second and third quarter of 2009. As a consequence, some of the main companies in Brazil had to reduce production over the last year, such as magnesite and refractories producer Magnesita Refratarios SA, and kaolin producers Vale SA...

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