Brazilian biggest companies in the Forbes list

Forbes list of the world’s biggest companies uses an equal weighting of sales, profits, assets and market value to rank companies according to size.

33 Brazilian companies are in the ranking. Energy makes number one among them with Petrobras (oil, gas and ethanol). Another interesting highlight is the leading presence of banks: Itau (and Itausa, its holding), Bradesco and Banco do Brasil (state controlled).

Fist page of the list:

Rank Company Country Sales Profits Assets Market Value
10 Petrobras-Petróleo BrasilPetrobras-Petróleo Brasil Brazil $145.9 B $20.1 B $319.4 B $180 B
30 Itaú Unibanco Holding

Itaú Unibanco Holding

Brazil $75.5 B $7.4 B $426.4 B $91.2 B
43 Banco Bradesco

Banco Bradesco

Brazil $79.8 B $5.9 B $397.1 B $65.3 B
54 Banco do Brasil

Banco do Brasil

Brazil $72.4 B $6.5 B $516.3 B $45.9 B
56 Vale

Vale

Brazil $55.4 B $20.3 B $127.6 B $126.8 B
154 Itaúsa

Itaúsa

Brazil $29.8 B $2.6 B $162.4 B $32.3 B
320 Eletrobrás

Eletrobrás

Brazil $18 B $1.4 B $86.8 B $14.4 B
536 Companhia Siderurgica

CSN

Brazil $8.7 B $1.5 B $21.8 B $15.7 B
593 Cemig

Cemig

Brazil $7.7 B $1.4 B $19.1 B $15 B
601 Tele Norte Leste

Tele Norte Leste

Brazil $17.8 B $0.9 B $41.9 B $5.8 B

Published by Hildete Vodopives

Hildete de Moraes Vodopives is founder of Brazil Global and of the Harvard Strategists Group. She has a PhD in Economic History and advises companies and investment agencies in international business development.She served as Corporate Relations Director and later, on the board of the Brazilian Investment Analysts Association (APIMEC).

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