Mining in numbers - IBRAM

Quarterly economic data

The Brazilian Mining Association (IBRAM) releases an Infographic with the main data of the Brazilian mining sector for the four quarters of the year. A summary of the publications and also the complete documents of Mining in Numbers for download and viewing are listed below. 

In 1st quarter of 2020, the mining sector recorded revenues of R$ 36 billion (excluding oil and gas). As for the production volume, which was 220.44 million tons, there was a 17% reduction, compared to the 1st quarter of 2019 and 18% reduction, compared to the 4th quarter of 2019. The collection of CFEM – Financial Compensation for Exploration of Mineral Resources in this 1st quarter (R$ 1.025 billion) was 17% higher compared to that of the 1st quarter of 2019. 

In the 2nd quarter of 2020, there was a 9% increase, thus, the revenue recorded was R$ 39.2 billion. Mineral exports totaled approximately US$ 7.3 billion and imports about US$ 1.5 billion. The balance of the mining sector corresponded to 50% of Brazil´s balance in the 1st semester 2020. 

In the 3rd quarter of 2020, the mining sector recorded a 29.3% increase in revenues compared to the 2Q20, reaching R$ 50.7 billion (excluding oil and gas). The collection of CFEM – Financial Compensation for Exploration of Mineral Resources (R$ 1.44 billion) was 32.5% higher than in the previous quarter, and 23.6% higher than the same period of 2019. Brazilian mining exports reached US$ 10.7 billion.

In the 4th quarter of 2020, the mining sector recorded a 63.6% increase in revenues compared to the 3Q20, reaching R$ 83 billion (excluding oil and gas). The collection of CFEM – Financial Compensation for Exploration of Mineral Resources (R$ 2.52 billion) was 74.9% higher than in the previous quarter, and 101.8% higher than the same period of 2019. Brazilian mineral exports reached US$ 11.5 billion.

Total tax collection including CFEM

1st Quarter

Total tax collection including CFEM

R$ 12 bi

2nd Quarter

Total tax collection including CFEM

R$ 13.5 bi

3rd Quarter

Total tax collection including CFEM

R$ 17.3 bi

4th Quarter

Total tax collection including CFEM

R$ 28.8 bi


CFEM Collectors

1st Quarter

CFEM Collectors

R$ 1.025 bi

2nd Quarter

CFEM Collectors

R$ 1.1 bi

3rd Quarter

CFEM Collectors

R$ 1.44 bi

4th Quarter

CFEM Collectors

R$ 2.52 bi


Equivalence of the Mining Extractive Industry to Brazil´s GDP

1st Quarter

Equivalence of the Mining Extractive Industry to Brazil´s GDP

R$ 36 bi

2nd Quarter

Equivalence of the Mining Extractive Industry to Brazil´s GDP

R$ 39.2 bi

3rd Quarter

Equivalence of the Mining Extractive Industry to Brazil´s GDP

R$ 50.7 bi

4th Quarter

Equivalence of the Mining Extractive Industry to Brazil´s GDP

R$ 83 bi


To see the infographics of previous years, visit our page Technical contents .

Infographics