|Exchange:||New York Stock Exchange|
|Industry:||Industrial Metals & Minerals|
|Vale SA was Limited Liability Company incorporated in Brazil. The Company & its subsidiaries are principally engaged in the research, production and sale of iron ore and pellets, nickel, fertilizer, copper, coal, manganese, ferroalloys, cobalt, platinum group metals and precious metals. The Company also operates in the segments of energy and steel. The information is analyzed by operating segment as follows: Bulk Material segment includes the extraction of iron ore and pellet production and logistic (including railroads, ports and terminals) linked to bulk material mining operations. The manganese ore, ferroalloys and coal are also included in this segment; Base metals segment includes the production of non-ferrous minerals, including nickel operations (co-products and by-products) and copper; Fertilizers – includes three groups of nutrients: potash, phosphate and nitrogen; General Cargo Logistics comprises the logistics services provided to third parties (including rail, port and shipping service); Other comprises sales and expenses of other products and investments in joint ventures and associate in other businesses. The projects include iron ore Project – Guinea, Rio Colorado project in Argentina, Nickel project – New Caledonia, Nickel Plant – Indonesia.|
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