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Iron ore extraction at the Ferteco mine in Congonhas, Minas Gerais. Brazil is among the ten largest steel producers in the world and the world's top iron ore producer and exporter. Other important minerals include bauxite, manganese, and tin. Nevertheless, the nation still depends on imported oil for 40% of its needs, though this is greatly less the than 80% imported in 1973.Extração de ferro na mina Feteco em Congonhas, em Minas Gerais. O Brasil está entre os dez maiores produtores de aço do mundo e o maior produtor de e exportador ferro mundial. Outros minerais importantes incluem a bauxita, manganês e estanho. Entretanto, a nação ainda depende de óleo importado para 40% de suas necessidades; no entanto, isto é muito menos do que os 80% importados em 1973.


Latin American and Iberian Institute / University of New Mexico


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