Bond quotes are updated in real-time. Archived from the original on 4 February In , Vale became the world's biggest exporter of iron ore, a title which it still holds today.
In , Vale sold , metric tonnes of copper. The company owns copper mines in Brazil , Canada , Chile , and Zambia. In , Vale sold 2 million metric tonnes of manganese and alloys. In , Vale sold 7. The company owns coal mines in Australia and Mozambique. After those investments, Vale became the owner of over locomotives and more than 35, freight cars.
Vale owns the concession of three Brazilian railways: Vale also operates port terminals in the state of Sergipe and two others in the state of Espirito Santo. The first ship, Vale Brasil , was delivered in March Vale's energy business is focused at power production to fulfill the needs of its mining operations, as well as supplying the general Brazilian power grid.
In it consumed Vale has participation in 8 hydroelectric plants , with 7 of these located in the state of Minas Gerais. Vale also operates hydroelectric plants in Canada and Indonesia.
At first, sales were mostly to the United States, but exports to Europe increased over the course of the decade. In , Vale became the world's biggest exporter of iron ore, a title which it still holds today. In , Vale began to diversify after it started to produce aluminium in Rio de Janeiro.
In the mid s, profits increased considerably under the leadership of Eliezer Batista, father of Eike Batista. In May , despite protests by Vale employees and some politicians, the Brazilian Government auctioned a The largest interest purchased was a In , the company sold the majority of its stake in Usiminas.
In , the company sold its remaining stake in Usiminas. In May , the company also acquired a controlling interest in Samitri, one of the biggest pelletizing companies of Brazil. In April , the company acquired Ferteco, then the third largest Brazilian producer of iron ore, with a production capacity of 15 million tonnes per year. Caemi owned MBR, Brazil's second largest iron ore producer, mining over 60 million tonnes per year.
The acquisition was approved by European regulators subject to conditions. On 23 January , the company announced a stock swap merger to acquire the interest Caemi that it did not already own. Also in , Vale announced that it will lease the shares of MBR that it did not already own from their 7 Japanese shareholders for a year period. In , Vale announced the sale of a In , Vale launched a public offer to acquire fertilizer and copper producer Paranapanema. In , Vale acquired a controlling interest in Fosfertil via a series of transactions.
In , Vale sold its interest in Fosbrasil S. In , the company entered into a letter of intent to sell bauxite assets to Norsk Hydro. The accident resulted in 17 deaths and massive environmental contamination. Vale was elected as the corporation with the most "contempt for the environment and human rights" in the world during a January vote organized by the Public Eye.
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