Top 10 Companies in Brazil

Discover the top 10 list of the largest companies in Brazil, compiled and published by the MarcoPolis research team. The list includes companies such as Petrobras, Itaú, Bradesco, Banco do Brasil, Vale, JBS, etc.

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Every year, the research team at Marcopolis compiles a list of the top ten companies operating in a specific country. The ranking is created by taking into account each company’s latest annual report. When a 2014 report wasn’t available, the most recent report conducted by each company was included.

Top 10 Companies in Brazil presents the top 10 companies in Brazil. The list of the largest companies in Brazil has been compiled and published by The largest companies in Brazil rankings are based on the findings of the research team.

Top 10 Companies in Brazil

The List

Rank Company Country Sector Description


Brazil Oil and Gas Petrobras is a publicly traded corporation, the majority stockholder of which is the Brazilian Federal Government. Petrobras performs as an integrated energy company in the following sectors: exploration and production, refining, marketing, transportation, petrochemicals, oil product distribution, natural gas, electricity, chemical gas, and biofuels. A leader in the Brazilian oil industry, the company has a presence in another 18 countries. Its daily output equals 2,539,000 barrels of oil equivalent a day.

Itaú Unibanco

Brazil Banking Itaú is the largest Latin American bank and one of the largest banks on the planet, with approximately 96,000 employees and operations in 20 countries throughout the Americas, Asia and Europe. Itaú is a universal bank with a range of services and products serving the most varied client profile – both individuals and companies of all sizes, from major transnational groups to local micro-entrepreneurs. In Brazil, the bank has nearly 5,000 full-service branches and 28,000 ATMs.

Banco Bradesco

Brazil Banking Bradesco is currently one of the largest banks in Brazil in terms of total assets, offering a wide range of banking and financial products and services in Brazil and abroad to individuals, SMEs, large companies and major local and international corporations and institutions. Bradesco’s products and services encompass banking operations such as loans, credit card issuance, purchasing consortiums, insurance, leasing, payment collection and processing, pension plans, asset management, etc.

Banco do Brasil

Brazil Banking Banco do Brasil is one of the largest financial institutions in Brazil with 58,6 million clients and 15,1 thousand points of service in 3,1 thousand cities and 24 countries. The bank serves every segment of the financial market. It provides solutions, services and products in the banking, investment, asset management, insurance, social security, premium bonds and payment systems. It operates through the following segments: Banking, Investment, Fund Management, Insurance, Private Pension Plans and Capitalization, Payment Methods and Others.


Brazil Mining and Metallurgy With a history going back more than 70 years, Vale is a global mining company acting in the production and export of iron ore, pellets, manganese, and ferro-alloys, which are raw materials needed for steelmaking. It is the leader in the production of iron ore and the second largest producer of nickel. In Brazil, Vale has a presence in 14 states and works with around 154,000 employees and contractors.


Brazil Food JBS is a global leader in beef, lamb and poultry processing and is also heavily involved in pork production. The company also markets hygiene and cleaning products, collagen, metal packaging, biodiesel and other items. With over 200,000 employees worldwide, the company has 340 production units and businesses in the foodstuffs, leather, biodiesel, collagen, metal packaging and cleaning products industries. JBS is the world’s largest exporter of animal protein, selling to over 150 countries.

GPA (Grupo Pão de Açúcar)

Brazil Retail GPA is the largest retailer in Brazil, with gross revenue of R$ 64,405 billion in 2013. Its business is based on a multiformat structure, allowing to meet a wide range of consumers’ needs and expectations in different regions and diverse social and economic classes, with a balance between supermarkets (Pão de Açúcar and Extra Supermercado), hypermarkets (Extra Hiper), stores of eletronic products and household appliances (Ponto Frio and Casas Bahia), proximity stores (Minimercado Extra and Minuto Pão de Açucar), cash-and-carry segment (Assaí), gas stations, drugstores and e-commerce operations.

BRF (Brasil Foods)

Brazil Food BRF was created in 2009, after the merger of Sadia and Perdigão. The company became one of the giants in the global food market, acting in segments such as poultry, pork, beef, milk, dairy products and processed food products under several brands. Today, it is one of the main exporters of animal protein on the planet, with foods that reach 110 countries. The company’s portfolio totals 5,000 products. BRF has more than 100,000 employees in 47 factories spread throughout Brazil, as well as 11 industrial units in operation abroad.


Brazil Holding Itaúsa was founded to centralize the financial and strategic decisions of a group of companies. It operates in the financial and industrial areas and also manages large institutions of a social nature. The main companies which Itaúsa controls are leaders in their business areas: Itaú Unibanco Holding and its subsidiaries Itaú Unibanco and Banco Itaú BBA (in the financial segment) and Duratex, Itautec and Elekeiroz (leaders in their respective industrial areas).


Brazil Telecom Oi is a provider of telecommunication services in Brazil. At the end of 2014, Oi had 74,5 million clients, divided as follows: 17,5 million residential RGUs, including fixed telephony, broadband and Pay TV; 48,5 million clients in the segment of personal mobility, of which 41,3 million pre-paid and 7,1 million post-paid users; 7,9 million users in the business/corporate segment, including fixed and mobile telephony and broadband; and 0,7 million public telephony (TUPs) terminals.





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