Dam Breach at Brumadinho: Devastation from Minas Gerais to the World Iron Ore Market

From steel manufacturing to biomedical industries, iron ore remains a highly demanded raw commodity, and Brazil remains a notable supplier to the world market

The Brumadinho, MG dam breach in January 2019 gained notoriety not only for its devastation but also for its impacts to iron ore production. Judicially and administratively-ordered production halts, as well as a public impetus to halt mining activities in light of dangers to the environment, have caused interruption to iron ore supplies. This Resilience360 special report helps in understanding the consequences of these disruptions and how they may affect businesses and their supply chains.