Here are the five largest coal mines by production in Brazil, according to GlobalData’s mining database.
1. Arroio dos Ratos Mine
The Arroio dos Ratos Mine is a surface mine located in Rio Grande do Sul. It is owned by Copelmi Mineracao and produced an estimated 4.167 MTPA of coal in 2020.
2. Recreio Mine
Located in Rio Grande do Sul, the Recreio Mine is owned by Copelmi Mineracao. The surface mine produced an estimated 2.252 MTPA of coal in 2020.
3. Verdinho Mine
The Verdinho Mine is located in Santa Catarina. It is owned by Carbonifera Criciuma and produced an estimated 2.012 MTPA of coal in 2020. The mine will operate until 2025.
4. Candiota Mine
The Candiota Mine, owned by Companhia Riograndense de Mineracao, is a surface mine located in Rio Grande do Sul. The mine produced an estimated 1.218 MTPA of coal in 2020.
5. Circiuma Mine
Owned by Carbonifera Metropolitana, the Circiuma Mine is located in Santa Catarina. It produced an estimated 1.053 MTPA of coal in 2020.
Methodology: This information is drawn from GlobalData’s mines and projects database, which tracks all operating and developing mines and projects globally. Verdict’s parent company GlobalData provides business information to 4,000 of the world’s largest companies.