List of Largest Companies in Brazil in terms of net sales volume in 2016. Petrobas, Petrobas Distribuição and Ipiranga dominate the top-3.
List of Largest Companies in Brazil
Based on the data presented by Exame magazine and taking into account the data on net sales achieved in 2016, the company Petrobras dominates the first two positions of the largest companies, with the company’s branch in the energy sector being the largest company in the world. Brazil in net sales, with practically three times as many sales as in the wholesale branch of the same group. The company, Ipiranga, is the 3rd largest company in Brazil , in net sales, with earnings of over 67 million reais. In the top-10 of the largest companies in Brazil there are companies from various sectors of activity with the Oil Industry standing out, however if we go to see the 50 largest companies in Brazil, we see that the Wholesale Trade and the Energy Sector are the branches of activity with the most companies represented. As this list of the largest companies in Brazil focuses on net sales obtained, no bank is represented here in this ranking of the largest companies .
The BRF company resulted from the merger between Sadia and Perdigão, being one of the largest food companies in the world. Its products can be purchased in over 150 countries.
Braskem is the largest company in Brazil in the Chemicals and Petrochemicals sector, being the largest petrochemical company in Latin America and leader in the production of biopolymers in the world.
One of the largest companies in Brazil in the Telecommunications Sector is controlled by one of the richest men in the world , Carlos Slim, owner of América Móvil, of which Claro is its subsidiary.
Cargill is an American multinational that operates in the area of agricultural products and meat processing in Brazil, being the largest privately held company in the world.
Telefónica is the leading telecommunications company in terms of net sales, with VIVO being the Brazilian subsidiary, as it is a Spanish multinational present in the 4 corners of the world.
Vale SA is the largest company in Brazil in the mining sector, being also a leader in the field of logistics and also has stakes in the field of electricity.
The Raízen company is one of the largest companies in Brazil , thanks to its leadership in sugarcane exports and sugarcane-based ethanol production. It is one of the world’s leading companies in the production of biofuel.
Ipiranga is the largest private capital company in Brazil and the 2nd largest company in the distribution of fuels, only surpassed by Petrobras Distribuição.
2nd Petrobras Distribution
In the field of the oil industry and fuel distribution, Petrobras Distribuição is the largest company in Brazil , surpassing its competitors, Ipiranga and Raízen.
Petrobras is the largest company in Brazil , according to 2016 data, with more than 220 million net sales related to the exploration, production and trade of oil, natural gas and their refined products.
List of the 50 Largest Companies in Brazil
|Position||Company||sector||Net sales (in millions of reais)|
|2||Petrobras Distribution||Oil industry||88,061|
|9||Braskem||Chemical and Petrochemical||30,135|
|17||Via Retail||retail trade||19,285|
|19||JBS Foods||Consumer goods||18,545|
|20||the Atacadão||retail trade||18,183|
|25||Arcelor Mittal Brasil||Steel and Metallurgy||15,760|
|33||Louis Dreyfus||Agricultural Production||13,544|
|39||AES – Eletropaulo||Energy||11,911|
|41||Drogasil Streak||retail trade||11,159|
|45||American stores||retail trade||10,595|
|47||General Motors||Automobile industry||10,419|
|50||CSN||Steel and Metallurgy||10,113|