Brazil mining sector preps method to impact tax reform

Brazilian mining affiliation Ibram is readying opposition to specified provisions in the tax reform the decreased residence permitted.

“Once the [July] recess of congress is in excess of, we will make speak to with [Eduardo Braga], the tax reform rapporteur in the senate, as properly as with the senate president and other senators to reverse this,” Ibram head Raul Jungmann told a press meeting in reaction to a problem by BNamericas.

The reform is mainly aimed at simplifying the tax method by combining various taxes. Though enterprise leaders approve of this simplification, the provision to empower states to impose taxes on main and semi-concluded solutions to finance infrastructure and housing is witnessed as problematic.

“Article 20 is ambiguous, makes the risk of diverse interpretations and goes towards the original notion of the reform that would be to create a great organization surroundings. In watch of this, we are in partnership with other associations that answer to sectors that might also be impacted, these as [oil and gas association] IBP, [industries association] CNI and [agriculture associationUNICA,” Jungmann reported.

“At this stage, it is as well early to ascertain the best final result of the tax reform proposals. Definitely, a proposal has been handed by the reduce dwelling that would enable states to impose taxes across a wide spectrum of industries, which includes mining, but it has yet to be viewed as by the senate, which is an significant aspect of the course of action,” Ero CopperCEO David Strang instructed BNamericas. 


Sector revenues attained 120bn reais (US$20.7bn) in H1, up 6% year-on-yr, in accordance to Ibram. 

Revenues weren’t increased because prices of important export iron ore were 15% lessen in the to start with fifty percent than in H2.

“It is challenging to estimate iron ore charges, but I assume in the 2nd 50 percent we’ll not see selling prices tumble below US$100/t simply because China does not want to see a drastic reduction in metal generation,” Julio Nery, Ibram sustainability and regulations director, claimed in reaction to a dilemma from BNamericas.

Iron ore represented 58% of revenues in H2, gold 9%, copper 7% and bauxite 3%.


2023-27 mining capex is predicted to arrive at US$50bn, up from US$40.4bn in 2022-26, according to Ibram. 

Of the total, US$16.9bn is for iron ore, US$6.55bn for socio-environmental initiatives, US$5.22bn for fertilizer, US$4.96bn for bauxite, US$4.47bn for copper, US$4.4bn for logistics, US$2.85bn for gold and US$2.34bn for nickel.