International demand increases the number of mining licenses in Brazil

In 2021, the National Mining Agency granted 825 licenses. In 2020, there were 594. The numbers have been growing since 2017. Experts reinforce that the activity needs to be closely monitored by inspection.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In 2021, the number of authorizations for mining company operations exploded in Brazil. The mining activity has gained strength in recent years, along with growing revenues. The sector accumulated revenues of R$209 billion (US$38 billion) in 2020. In 2021, the revenue rose to R$339 billion.

Rising production also means more taxes collected — a growth of more than 63% in the last two years.

Professor Daniel Neri from . . .

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