List of companies of Brazil

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Location of Brazil

Brazil is the largest country in both South America and Latin America. As the world's fifth-largest country by both area and population, it is the largest country to have Portuguese as an official language and the only one in the Americas.[1][2] Bounded by the Atlantic Ocean on the east, Brazil has a coastline of 7,491 km (4,655 mi).[3] It borders all other South American countries except Ecuador and Chile and covers 47.3% of the continent's land area.[4]

Brazil's economy is the world's ninth-largest by nominal GDP and seventh-largest by GDP (PPP) as of 2015.[5][6] A member of the BRICS group, Brazil until 2010 had one of the world's fastest growing major economies, with its economic reforms giving the country new international recognition and influence.[7] Brazil's national development bank plays an important role for the country's economic growth.[8] Brazil is a founding member of the United Nations, the G20, BRICS, Unasul, Mercosul, Organization of American States, Organization of Ibero-American States, CPLP, and the Latin Union. Brazil is a regional power in Latin America and a middle power in international affairs,[9] with some analysts identifying it as an emerging global power.[10] One of the world's major breadbaskets, Brazil has been the largest producer of coffee for the last 150 years.[11]

For further information on the types of business entities in this country and their abbreviations, see "Business entities in Brazil".

Largest firms[edit]

This list shows firms in the Fortune Global 500, which ranks firms by total revenue for 2016.[12] Only the top five firms (if available) are included as a sample.

Rank Image Name 2016 Revenues (USD $M) Employees Notes
58 Avenida Paulista - 12 - Petrobras.JPG Petrobras $97,314 78,470 Large petroleum refining firm in Rio de Janeiro. The company has been on the list for 22 years, peaking at 23 in 2012. A 32% drop in revenues has moved them down in 58th in just a year.
115 BBsedeI-a.jpg Banco do Brasil $67,071 109,191 One of the largest banks in Latin America, Banco do Brasil is headquartered in Brasília and acts as Brazil's central bank. While the firm has been on the F500 list for 22 years, it has waxed and waned dramatically, almost dropping off the list in 2002 but climbing back to 88 in 2012.
159 Vila Olímpia.JPG Itaú Unibanco $55,082 90,320 Large financial conglomerate headquartered in São Paulo. The firm debuted on the list in 2014 at 138, but a 28% drop in revenues has moved into 159 this year.
185 Friboi jbs.jpg JBS S.A. $48,870 238,020 Massive meat processing concern with facilities around the world. JBS entered the list in 2010 and has rapidly risen to its current position of 185.
209 Bradesco - Rua das Laranjeiras, nº 233.jpg Banco Bradesco $43,740 79,782 Large banking and financial services company with operations worldwide. The firm has experienced a significant drop in revenues in recent years, dropping them from 135 to 209 on the list.

Notable firms[edit]

This list includes notable companies with primary headquarters located in the country. The industry and sector follow the Industry Classification Benchmark taxonomy. Organizations which have ceased operations are included and noted as defunct.

     Active firms
     State-owned firms
     Defunct firms

Name Industry Sector Headquarters Founded Notes
AES Eletropaulo Utilities Electricity Barueri 1899 Electrical utility, (BM&F BovespaELPL3, ELPL5, ELPL6)
Agrale Consumer goods Automobiles Caxias do Sul 1962 Automakers and parts
AmBev Consumer goods Food & beverage São Paulo 1999 Beverage and food, (BM&F BovespaAMBV3, AMBV4)
América Latina Logística Industrials Industrial transportation Curitiba 1997 Transportation, (BM&F BovespaALL11, ALL3, ALL4)
Andrade Gutierrez Industrials Construction & materials Belo Horizonte 1948 Construction and building materials, (BM&F BovespaANDG3B, ANDG4B)
Aperam South America Basic materials Basic resources Belo Horizonte 1944 Steel
Aracruz Celulose Basic materials Basic resources Aracruz 1972 Paper, merged into Fibria in 2009
AstralSat Consumer services Media São Paulo 2005 Satellite television
Avianca Brazil Consumer services Travel & leisure São Paulo 1998 Airlines
Avibras Industrials Aerospace & defense São José dos Campos 1961 Defense
Azul Brazilian Airlines Consumer services Travel & leisure Barueri 2008 Low cost carrier
B2W Consumer services Retail Rio de Janeiro 2006 Retail, (BM&F BovespaBTOW3)
Banco Bradesco Financials Banks Osasco 1943 Private bank, (BM&F BovespaBBDC3, BBDC4)
Banco do Brasil Financials Banks Rio de Janeiro 1808 State controlled bank, (BM&F BovespaBBAS11, BBAS12, BBAS3)
Banco Nossa Caixa Financials Banks São Paulo 1916 Bank, defunct 2008
Banco Safra Financials Banks São Paulo 1955 Local bank
Banestes Financials Banks Vitória 1937 State bank, (BM&F BovespaBEES3, BEES11)
Banrisul Financials Banks Porto Alegre 1928 Bank, (BM&F BovespaBRSR3, BRSR5, BRSR6)
BM&F Bovespa Financials Financials services São Paulo 1890 Exchange, (BM&F BovespaBVMF3)
Bob's Consumer services Retail Rio de Janeiro 1952 Restaurants
Bradespar Financials Banks São Paulo 2000 Investment holding, (BM&F BovespaBRAP3, BRAP4)
Brasil Kirin Consumer goods Food & beverage Itu 1939 Brewery
Brasil Telecom Telecommunications Fixed line telecommunications Brasília 1998 Telecommunications, defunct 2009
Braskem Oil & gas Oil & gas producers São Paulo 2002 Petrochemicals, (BM&F BovespaBRKM3, BRKM5)
Bravox Technology Technology hardware & equipment São Paulo 1953 Computers and electronics
BRF S.A. Consumer goods Food & beverage São Paulo 2009 Beverage and food
Busscar Consumer goods Automobiles Joinville 1946 Buses, defunct 2012
Caixa Econômica Federal Financials Banks Rio de Janeiro 1861 State bank
Camargo Corrêa Conglomerates São Paulo 1939 Construction, real estate, oil & gas, (BM&F BovespaCCIM3)
Casas Bahia Consumer services Retail São Caetano do Sul 1952 Furniture, home retail
CCR S.A. Industrials Industrial transportation São Paulo 1945 Transportation, (BM&F BovespaCCRO3)
Celesc Utilities Electricity Florianópolis 1955 Electrical utility, (BM&F BovespaCLSC3, CLSC5, CLSC6)
CEMIG Utilities Electricity Belo Horizonte 1952 Electrical utility, (BM&F BovespaCMIG3, CMIG4)
Hering Consumer services Retail Blumenau 1880 Department stores, (BM&F BovespaHGTX3)
Cielo Financials Financials services Barueri 1997 Financial transactions
Comgás Utilities Gas distribution São Paulo 1872 Gas utility, (BM&F BovespaCGAS3, CGAS5)
CESP Utilities Electricity São Paulo 1966 Electrical utility, (BM&F BovespaCESP3, CESP5, CESP6)
CPFL Utilities Electricity Campinas 1912 Electrical utility, (BM&F BovespaCPFE3)
Companhia Siderúrgica Nacional Basic materials Basic resources São Paulo 1941 Steel, (BM&F BovespaCSNA3)
Copacol Consumer goods Food & beverage Cafelândia 1963 Food
Copel Utilities Electricity Curitiba 1954 Electrical utility, (BM&F BovespaCPLE3, CPLE5, CPLE6)
Cosan Oil & gas Oil & gas producers São Paulo 1936 Petrochemicals, (BM&F BovespaCSAN3)
CTEEP Utilities Electricity São Paulo 1999 Electrical utility, (BM&F BovespaTRPL3, TRPL4)
Cyrela Brazil Realty Industrials Construction & materials São Paulo 1962 Construction and building materials, (BM&F BovespaCYRE3)
Del Vecchio Consumer goods Personal goods São Paulo 1902 Guitars
Diagnosticos da America Health care Health care providers Barueri 2003 Clinical laboratory
Duratex Basic materials Basic resources São Paulo 1961 Wood and paper, (BM&F BovespaDURA3, DURA4)
EBX Group Conglomerates Rio de Janeiro 1984 Energy, mining, transportation
Eletrobras Furnas Utilities Electricity Rio de Janeiro 1957 Electrical utility
Eletrobrás Utilities Electricity Rio de Janeiro 1962 Electrical utility, (BM&F BovespaELET3, ELET5, ELET6)
Embraco Industrials Industrial engineering Joinville 1971 Industrial equipment and machinery
Embraer Industrials Aerospace & defense São Paulo 1969 Aerospace and defense, (BM&F BovespaEMBR3)
Embratel Telecommunications Fixed line telecommunications Rio de Janeiro 1965 (BM&F BovespaEBTP3, EBTP4)
Embrapa Industrials Support services Brasília 1972 Agricultural research
Estrela Consumer goods Personal goods São Paulo 1937 Toys, (BM&F BovespaESTR3, ESTR4)
Fabral Consumer goods Automobiles Palmas 2002 Automakers and parts
Fibria Basic materials Basic resources São Paulo 2009 Pulp and Paper and lumber
Gafisa Industrials Construction & materials São Paulo 1954 Construction, (BM&F BovespaGFSA3)
Garoto Consumer goods Food & beverage Vila Velha 1929 Chocolate
Gerdau Basic materials Basic resources Porto Alegre 1901 Steel, (BM&F BovespaGGBR3, GGBR4)
Global Táxi Aéreo Consumer services Travel & leisure São Paulo 1994 Charter Airlines
Gol Transportes Aéreos Consumer services Travel & leisure São Paulo 2000 Airline, (BM&F BovespaGOLL3, GOLL4)
GPA Consumer services Retail São Paulo 1948 Markets, (BM&F BovespaPCAR3, PCAR4)
Grupo Abril Consumer services Media São Paulo 1950 Publisher, television
Grupo Folha Consumer services Media São Paulo 1921 Publisher
Habib's Consumer goods Retail São Paulo 1988 Restaurants
Hidden Pousadas Brazil Consumer services Travel & leisure Rio de Janeiro 2008 Brazilian tourism
Hypermarcas Consumer goods Personal goods São Paulo 2001
IGB Eletrônica Technology Computer hardware Manaus 1964 Computers and electronics, (BM&F BovespaIGBR3)
Infraero Industrials Industrial transportation Brasília 1973 Transportation infrastructure
Iochpe-Maxion Consumer goods Automobiles São Paulo 1918 Automakers and parts, (BM&F BovespaMYPK4, MYPK3)
Ipiranga Oil & gas Oil & gas producers Porto Alegre 1937 Energy and petrochemicals
Itaú Unibanco Financials Banks São Paulo 2008 Bank, (BM&F BovespaITAUB3, ITAUB4)
Itaúsa Conglomerates São Paulo 1966 Finance, health care, chemicals, (BM&F BovespaITSA3, ITSA4)
Itautec Technology Computer hardware São Paulo 1979 Computer Systems
JBS S.A. Consumer goods Food & beverage São Paulo 1953 Meat processing, (BM&F BovespaJBSS3)
Klabin Basic materials Basic resources São Paulo 1899 Paper, (BM&F BovespaKLBN3, KLBN4)
LATAM Brasil Consumer services Travel & leisure São Paulo 1976 Airline, (BM&F BovespaTAMM3, TAMM4)
Light Utilities Electricity Rio de Janeiro 1904 Electrical utility, (BM&F BovespaPCAR3, PCAR4)
Lojas Americanas Consumer services Retail Rio de Janeiro 1929 Retail, (BM&F BovespaLAME3, LAME4)
Lojas Renner Consumer services Retail Porto Alegre 1912 Department Store, (BM&F BovespaLREN3)
Lojas Riachuelo Consumer services Retail Natal 1947 Department stores
Máquina de Vendas Consumer services Retail São Paulo 2010 Retail
Marcopolo Consumer goods Automobiles Caxias do Sul 1949 Bus and coach, (BM&F BovespaPOMO3, POMO4)
Marfrig Consumer goods Food & beverage São Paulo 2000 Food processing (MRFG3)
Módulo Technology Software Rio de Janeiro 1985 Technology
MRS Logística Industrials Industrial transportation Rio de Janeiro 1997 Logistics
MRV Engenharia Industrials Construction & materials Belo Horizonte 1979 Construction, (BM&F BovespaMRVE3)
Natura Consumer goods Personal goods Cajamar 1969 Cosmetics, (BM&F BovespaNATU3)
Net Telecommunications Fixed line telecommunications São Paulo 1991 Broadband, (BM&F BovespaNETC3, NETC4)
O Boticário Consumer goods Personal goods São José dos Pinhais 1977 Personal care
Oi Telecommunications Fixed line telecommunications Rio de Janeiro 1998
Pantanal Linhas Aéreas Consumer services Travel & leisure São Paulo 1990 Airline, defunct 2013
Petrobras Oil & gas Oil & gas producers Rio de Janeiro 1953 Petrochemicals, (BM&F BovespaPETR3, PETR4)
RecordTV Consumer services Media São Paulo 1953 Television, part of Grupo Record
Organizações Globo Consumer services Media Rio de Janeiro 1965 Television
Rede S.A. Financials Financial services Barueri 1996 Financial services, (BM&F BovespaRDCD3)
RedeTV! Consumer services Media Osasco 1999 Television
Rico Linhas Aéreas Consumer services Travel & leisure Manaus 1996 Airline, defunct 2010
Metro Rio Consumer services Travel & leisure Rio de Janeiro 1979 (BM&F BovespaOPRT3)
Rossi Residencial Industrials Construction & materials São Paulo 1992 Construction, (BM&F BovespaRSID3)
Sabesp Utilities Water São Paulo 1973 Water utility, (BM&F BovespaSBSP3)
Serviço Federal de Processamento de Dados Technology Software Brasília 1964 IT services
SBT Consumer services Media São Paulo 1981 Television
Suzano Papel e Celulose Basic materials Basic resources Salvador 1924 Pulp and paper and lumber
Taurus Industrials Defense Porto Alegre 1939 Firearms, (BM&F BovespaFJTA3, FJTA4)
Tectoy Consumer goods Personal goods São Paulo 1987 Toys
Telefônica Vivo Telecommunications Fixed line telecommunications São Paulo 1998 (BM&F BovespaTLLP3, TLLP4)
Telequartz Basic materials Basic resources Rio de Janeiro 1926 Mining
Total Linhas Aéreas Consumer services Travel & leisure Belo Horizonte 1988 Airline
TRIP Linhas Aéreas Consumer services Travel & leisure São Paulo 1998 Airline, defunct 2014
Troller Veículos Especiais Consumer goods Automobiles Horizonte 1995 Automakers and parts
TV Cultura Consumer services Media São Paulo 1960 Television
Ultrapar Oil & gas Oil & gas producers São Paulo 1937 Petrochemicals, (BM&F BovespaUGPA3, UGPA4)
Universo Online Technology Internet São Paulo 1996 Internet service provider, (BM&F BovespaUOLL3, UOLL4)
Usiminas Basic materials Basic resources Belo Horizonte 1956 Steel, (BM&F BovespaUSIM3, USIM5, USIM6)
Vale Basic materials Basic resources Rio de Janeiro 1942 Mining, (BM&F BovespaVALE3, VALE5)
Varig Consumer services Travel & leisure Porto Alegre 1927 Airline, defunct 2006
Vivo Telecommunications Fixed line telecommunications São Paulo 1993 (BM&F BovespaVIVO3, VIVO4)
Votorantim Conglomerates São Paulo 1918 Financials, energy, paper, (BM&F BovespaVCPA3, VCPA4)
WebJet Linhas Aéreas Consumer services Travel & leisure Rio de Janeiro 2005 Airline, defunct 2012
WEG Industries Industrials Industrial engineering Jaraguá do Sul 1961 Industrial equipment and machinery, (BM&F BovespaWEGE3)

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