FORM 6-K
 

United States
Securities and Exchange Commission

Washington, D.C. 20549

FORM 6-K

Report of Foreign Private Issuer
Pursuant To Rule 13a-16 or 15d-16
of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934

For the month of

March 2004

Commission File Number 001-15030

Valley of the Rio Doce Company

(Translation of Registrant’s name into English)

Avenida Graca Aranha, No. 26
20030-900 Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil
(Address of principal executive office)

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Table of Contents

         
Press Release regarding the United States GAAP Financial Statements
United States GAAP Supplemental Financial Information for 2003 of Companhia Vale do Rio Doce
       


 

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BOVESPA: VALE3, VALE5
NYSE: RIO, RIOPR
LATIBEX: XVALO, XVALP

PERFORMANCE OF COMPANHIA VALE DO RIO DOCE IN THE YEAR 2003

The operational and financial information in this press release is, except where otherwise indicated, based on consolidated figures in accordance with the generally accepted accounting principles in the United States of America (US GAAP), and, other than information on investments and market behavior, is taken from quarterly reports reviewed by independent auditors. The main consolidated subsidiaries are: Caemi, Alunorte, RDM, RDME, RDMN, Urucum Mineração, Pará Pigmentos (PPSA), Docenave, Ferrovia Centro-Atlântica (FCA), Itaco, CVRD Overseas and Rio Doce International Finance.

www.cvrd.com.br
rio@cvrd.com.br

Investor Relations department

Roberto Castello Branco
Rafael Campos
Barbara Geluda
Daniela Tinoco
Eduardo Mello Franco
Rafael Azevedo
Tel: (5521) 3814-4540

2003 – A YEAR OF MANY RECORDS FOR CVRD

Rio de Janeiro, March 24, 2004 - Companhia Vale do Rio Doce (CVRD) reported net profit of US$ 1.548 billion for 2003, an all-time record representing profit per share of US$ 4.03 – substantially higher than its 2002 net profit of US$ 680 million, and 20.3% higher than its previous record net profit of US$ 1.287 billion in 2001.

Return on equity (ROE) was 31.7 %, compared with 20.7% in 2002.

Cash flow, measured as Adjusted EBITDA (1), was also a record, reaching US$ 2.130 billion, 19.7% higher than in 2002.

CVRD also achieved numerous other records in 2003:

    Gross revenue exceeded US$ 5 billion for the first time – at US$ 5.545 billion, 29.5% higher than the gross revenue for 2002.
 
    CVRD’s consolidated exports under BR GAAP (generally accepted accounting principles in Brazil) were US$ 3.952 billion, 24.6% higher than the US$ 3.173 billion achieved in 2002.
 
    CVRD’s net exports (exports less imports) were US$ 3.422 billion, 13.8% of Brazil’s entire foreign trade surplus for 2003.
 
    Shipments of iron ore and pellets were 186.3 million tons, an increase of 22.2 million tons (13.5%) compared to the total sold in 2002.
 
    Sales of alumina were 2.653 million tons, versus 989 thousand tons in 2002.

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    Ferro-alloy sales amounted to 502 thousand tons, up 5.5% from 2002.
 
    Kaolin sales were 654 thousand tons, versus 330 thousand tons in 2002.
 
    General third-party cargo (cargo other than iron ore and pellets transported for clients) totaled 26.3 billion net ton-kilometers (ntk), compared with 25.0 billion in 2002.
 
    Capital expenditures totaled approximately US$ 2 billion.

CVRD’s good results in 2003 are due to the considerable growth in demand for ores and metals, and due to its own strong commitment to shareholder value creation. Such results require the consistent execution of a well-defined business strategy, with focus on maximizing the performance of existing assets, discipline in capital allocation, and cost of capital reduction.

The company’s cash generation has enabled it to finance its growth initiatives, which were analyzed based on their own merits as investments, in addition to providing a good distribution of dividends to shareholders.

In 2003 CVRD completed its expansion of production capacity at MRN, making it the largest bauxite mining operation in the world, and completed stage 3 of Alunorte, adding 825 thousand tons to its annual alumina production capacity. This year, Carajás will produce 70 million tons of the best iron ore in the world, and the Sossego mine will start operating, with capacity to produce on average 140 thousand tons of copper per year. All these projects benefit from very competitive investment and operation costs which translate into new platforms for shareholder value creation.

In 2003, the first year in which the new dividend policy was implemented, dividends of US$ 1.75 per share, totaling US$ 675 million, were disbursed. This compares with US$ 602 million, or US$ 1.57 per share, in 2002.

Dividends disbursed by CVRD in 2003 represented average dividend yield of 3.4% in US dollars. CVRD’s average dividend yield in 1999–2003 was 5.6%, the highest among the major global metals and mining companies. Total return to CVRD shareholders in US dollars in 2003 was 93.7% and the annual average in 1999–2003 was 40.2%.

In January 2004 CVRD’s management recommended to the Board a minimum dividend payment to shareholders of US$ 1.43 per share, or US$ 550 million. This amount is consistent with the expected free cash flow growth and the maintenance of prudent levels of financial leverage.

The company’s debt indicators show low leverage, high interest coverage and a significant increase in average maturity.

Highlights of fourth quarter of 2003

    Record gross revenue of US$ 1.690 billion.
 
    Record volume of iron ore and pellet shipments: 55.7 million tons.
 
    Record volume of alumina shipments: 756 thousand tons.
 
    General third-party cargo transportation: 6.4 billion ntk.

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    Cash generation, measured by Adjusted EBITDA of US$ 568 million, lower than the US$ 630 million of 3Q03, but 29.7% higher than in 4Q02.
 
    Net profit of US$ 270 million, or US$ 0.70 per share, lower than the 3Q03 net profit of US$ 468 million and the 4Q02 net profit of US$ 569 million. Some of the factors responsible for this reduction are non-recurring.

SELECTED FINANCIAL INDICATORS

                                                                 
    US$ million
    4Q02   3Q03   4Q03   %   %   2002   2003   %
    (A)
  (B)
  (C)
  (C/A)
  (C/B)
  (D)
  (E)
  (E/D)
Gross Revenues
    1,101       1,483       1,690       53.5       14.0       4,282       5,545       29.5  
Gross Margin (%)
    44.4       43.3       38.6                   45.1       41.5        
Adjusted EBIT (2)
    341       501       392       15.0       -21.8       1,429       1,644       15.0  
Adjusted EBIT Margin (%)
    32.2       35.0       23.9                   34.7       30.7        
Adjusted EBITDA
    438       630       568       29.7       -9.8       1,780       2,130       19.7  
Net Earnings
    569       468       270       -52.5       -42.3       680       1,548       127.6  
Gross Debt/ LTM Adjusted EBITDA (3) (x)
    1.87       2.15       1.89                   1.87       1.89        

(GRAPHIC)IMPORTANT RECENT EVENTS

In recent months negotiations with important implications for CVRD’s iron ore business have been concluded. CVRD has also strengthened its formal commitment to good corporate governance practices. Moreover, progress has been made on the program to simplify the Company’s operational structure. A 30-year bond was issued in the global capital markets and a substantial capital expenditure budget for 2004 was approved.

  2004 reference prices for iron ore and pellets

For the fourth consecutive year CVRD led the price negotiations with the world’s largest steel makers.

In January, CVRD concluded negotiations with its clients to set iron ore reference prices for 2004. The result was an average price increase of 18% from the levels in force in 2003.

In February, new reference prices for pellets, on average 19% higher than for 2003, were negotiated with the clients.

  Long-term iron ore supply contracts

In December 2003, CVRD and the Shanghai Baosteel Group Corporation (Baosteel), China’s largest steel producer, signed a long-term iron ore supply contract for 10 years, from 2006 to 2016. Under this contract, which is in addition to the contract signed in October 2001, CVRD will ship increasing annual levels of iron ore, to meet Baosteel’s growing needs, up to 14 million/year in 2010. Taking together with the regular six million tons/year volume agreed to under the previous contract, CVRD will be selling 20 million tons/year of iron ore to Baosteel from 2010 onward.

In February 2004 CVRD entered into two other important iron ore supply contracts. Under a 10-year contract, CVRD will ship 10 million tons/year of iron ore to Corus, one of Europe’s principal steel makers, making it Corus’s principal

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supplier of iron ore. CVRD currently supplies about five million tons/year to Corus.

The contract with Arcelor, the world’s largest steel producer, is for shipments of 20 million tons/year of fines and lumps to its European steel mills up to 2009. The sales of pellets produced by Hispanobras, the Brazilian joint venture between CVRD and Arcelor, and the sales of CVRD’s iron ore and pellets to Arcelor’s mills in Brazil, are not part of this contract.

Long-term contracts create a closer relationship between CVRD and its clients, offering them the guarantee of a long term supply of high quality iron ore and pellets and facilitating the development of value-creating solutions for the steel mills.

  Steel slabs project

In February 2004 CVRD and Baosteel signed contracts with engineering companies for a feasibility study on a joint venture to build and operate an integrated steel plant in São Luís, in the Brazilian State of Maranhão, for the production of 3.7 million tons/year of steel slabs. Preliminary startup is scheduled for 2007.

Aiming to leverage growth of its sales of iron ore and pellets, CVRD has the strategic objective of encouraging the development of projects to manufacture semi-finished steel products in Brazil since the country has clear comparative advantages in producing them. CVRD may become a minority shareholder in these projects.

  Corporate governance

In December 2003, CVRD joined the Differentiated Corporate Governance Practices Program of the São Paulo stock exchange (Bovespa), in which the company gives formal commitment to follow good governance practices. This reflects CVRD’s respect for investors’ rights, and is further evidence of its commitment to a transparent management model that ensures full management accountability to shareholders, and rapid and efficient disclosure.

  Simplification of operational structure

Continuing the process of simplification of its operational structure, in December 2003 CVRD absorbed the following companies: Rio Doce Geologia e Mineração S.A. – Docegeo, Mineração Serra do Sossego S.A. (MSS), Vale do Rio Doce Alumínio S.A. – Aluvale, and Mineração Vera Cruz S.A. (MVC).

The objective of this process is to reduce costs and increase transparency.

  Debt issues

In January 2004 CVRD issued US$ 500 million in 30-year bonds (CVRD 2034). This bond is the longest ever issued by a Brazilian company in the international capital markets.

Moody’s Investors Service assigned this bond, which represents pure CVRD credit, a rating of Ba2. The issue was placed with an yield to maturity of 8.35% per annum, 336 basis points above the yield of the equivalent US Treasury bonds.

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  Capital expenditure program for 2004

In January CVRD announced its capital expenditure program of US$ 1.815 billion for 2004. Of this total, US$ 1.202 billion is “growth capex” – mineral exploration and projects – and US$ 613 million is “stay-in-business Capex” – maintenance, modernization, environmental protection and IT.

Of the growth capex, US$ 1.138 billion is allocated to greenfield and brownfield projects. The most important projects are the expansion of iron ore, bauxite, alumina and potash production capacity, conclusion of the Sossego copper project, the development of the copper project 118, building of power generation plants, and acquisition of wagons and locomotives for iron ore and general cargo transportation for customers.

Investments in mineral exploration are estimated to be US$ 78 million.

(GRAPHIC)BUSINESS OUTLOOK

China continued to exercise a predominant influence on the ores and metals market in 2003. Chinese demand for steel grew 25%, and China satisfied such demand by an increase of 21.2% in domestic production – which is the first time a country has exceeded 200 million tons of annual steel production – and by importing 38 million tons of steel products. China’s imports of other metals also increased, with refined copper increasing by 17%, copper concentrate by 28%, and alumina by 21%.

Seaborne iron ore trade grew by an extraordinary 10.3% in 2003, an increase of 50 million tons, to 537 million tons – its largest expansion ever in volume terms. China accounted for 72% of this increase, its imports having grown from 112 million tons in 2002 to 148 million tons in 2003. Western Europe’s imports increased 5 million tons in the year, Japan’s by 4 million tons (from 126 to 130 million tons), the US’s by 2 million tons and Argentina’s by 2 million tons.

Strong Chinese demand has changed the dynamics of the global iron ore market. In the last five years, the seaborne trade grew at an average rate of 5.2% per year, while China’s imports grew at 23.4% per year, accounting for 80% (96 million tons) of the overall growth in the period. Over the 1990s, growth was slower, averaging 3% in 1992–1999.

For 2004, CVRD estimates that seaborne trade will grow 7.1%, amounting to an additional 40 million tons. This expansion should keep the iron ore industry working at full capacity, and maintain the current pressures on the logistics system, railroads, ports and maritime transportation. We thus expect the demand for manganese and alloys, which tends to correlate with iron ore demand, also to remain strong. This year, CVRD will have RDMN operating at full capacity.

In the first two months of 2004, China imported 31.6 million tons of iron ore, 36.7% more than in the first two months of 2003. At the same time, global steel production increased 10.4% and global steel production excluding China grew at 5.7%.

The combination of the synchronized recovery in the world economy and the performance of China was clearly a factor in the continuing strong demand for ores and metals. Such phenomenon, combined with the restrictions on short-term growth in the supply of ore products, suggests a relatively long cycle, similar to that of the second half of the 1980s.

The secular growth in Chinese demand for ore products has significantly affected the behavior of mineral prices in relation to those of manufactured products. Gains in productivity arising from the IT revolution and the emergence of China as both a

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platform for low cost production of industrial products and also a major consumer of ores and metals is likely to produce a lasting change in relative prices. As a result, contrasting to recent past, it is highly probable that prices of ores and metals will cease to have a deflationary effect on the world economy.

On the supply side, the mining and metals industry reacted to the Southeast Asian crisis of 1997-1998 by cutting investment in expansion of capacity and ore exploration. CVRD estimates that annual growth capex fell by approximately 50% in nominal terms from 1997 to 2002.

Finally, a weakening of the US dollar acts in favor of ores and metal prices, especially gold, copper and aluminum.

We believe there is a structural imbalance between demand and supply in many products, including iron ore, alumina and copper concentrate, which are impossible to correct in the short term. As a result, there is a medium-term shortage scenario which should have a positive effect on the performance of CVRD, given its low operational and investment costs.

The restrictions that the Chinese government has put on construction of steel mills and aluminum smelters will not be able to reverse the current trend, but only to smooth the acute shortage of raw materials that would arise from an excessive volume of investments.

The growth of CVRD’s logistics services has not correlated with Brazilian GDP, due to considerable repressed demand. We see investment in rolling stock as necessary for continuing expansion to meet such demand. CVRD is investing significantly in logistics, having recapitalized Ferrovia Centro-Atlântica, and recently ordered thousands of wagons and more than one hundred locomotives. As a result of such orders, the total horse power (HP) of CVRD ´s locomotive fleet will increase 43.2% against the end of 2002, when it was 1.7 million HP.

Brazilian agricultural output has expanded quickly in recent years, due to, among other factors, the growing use of fertilizers, annual consumption of which has risen on average 6% per annum since the beginning of 1990s. This has transformed Brazil into the world’s fourth largest consumer of fertilizers, leading currently to strong demand pressure for potash, the raw material for production of fertilizer, 2003 consumption of which was 6.7 million tons. CVRD, Brazil’s only producer of potash, is able to meet only 10% of the domestic demand, even with Taquari-Vassouras mine operating above its nominal capacity.

For 2004, the IBGE (Brazilian Statistics Institute) expects an 8% increase in the Brazilian harvest, to 132 million tons, indicating good conditions for the potash market.

(GRAPHIC)OPERATIONAL PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT

  Record sales and revenues in spite of capacity constraints

CVRD’s gross operating revenue in 2003 was US$ 5.545 billion, 29.5% higher than the US$ 4.282 billion of 2002. Most of the increase, US$ 799 million, is due to sales volume growth, and the remaining US$ 464 million is due to price increases.

The 2003 reported gross revenue includes US$ 277 million for Caemi and US$ 61 million for FCA. The results of these companies began to be consolidated into CVRD’s financial statements in September 2003.

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Ferrous mineral products provided 69.4% of the total revenues, or US$ 3.849 billion. To this total, iron ore contributed US$ 2.662 billion, pellets US$ 793 million, manganese and ferro-alloys US$ 349 million, and the operation of pelletizing plants US$ 45 million.

The expansion of global iron ore demand, much greater than the market had expected, posed a major challenge to CVRD. To meet this challenge CVRD increased iron ore production to a record 150 million tons – or 186 million tons, with the consolidation of Caemi – in spite of the problems at the Gongo Soco mine, which produced 2.7 million tons less in the year than its 5.9-million-tons nominal capacity due to a temporary shutdown in the first quarter. Furthermore, to meet clients’ demand, CVRD acquired 9.2 million tons of iron ore from small mining companies in the “iron quadrangle” of Minas Gerais state.

Congestion in ports resulted in demurrage charges of US$ 46 million, compared with US$ 20 million in 2002. To increase port capacity, at the end of 2003, CVRD completed the construction of Pier III at its Ponta da Madeira Port Terminal, adding 18 million tons of annual shipping capacity. CVRD is also investing in expansion and acceleration of loading capacity at the Tubarão Port, and ordered 50 locomotives and 3,117 iron ore rail freight wagons in 2003 and 2004.

The expansion of production capacity at Carajás to 70 million tons/year has been brought forward to 2004, one year earlier than originally planned, but even so third-party iron ore purchasing will increase this year due to the closing of the Capanema mine in the Southern System, which produced 6.4 million tons in 2003. This will be replaced by the Fábrica Nova mine, on which development began last year and startup is scheduled for 2005, producing 10 million tons/year in the first phase. The second phase, planned for 2009, will increase its production capacity to 15 million tons/year.

Over time, due to the substantial volume of iron ore reserves and the availability of logistics infrastructure, CVRD has enough flexibility to satisfy the increase in global demand by making investments at very competitive costs.

Total volume of iron ore and pellets in 2003 was 186.3 million tons – 162.7 million of iron ore and 23.6 million of pellets – an increase of 13.5% from 164.2 million tons in 2002. Even excluding Caemi’s total shipments of 13.9 million, the resulting 172.4 million tons is an all-time record.

CVRD’s average realized price for iron ore in the year was US$ 16.36 per ton, 9.4% more than the 2003 average of US$ 14.95 per ton. The average realized price of pellets rose 8.4%, from US$ 30.96 per ton in 2002 to US$ 33.56 per ton.

The European Union, having bought 49.7 million tons, or 26.7% of the total sold, was the largest destination of CVRD’s 2003 iron ore and pellet sales. Of this total, 19.8 million went to Germany. The domestic market absorbed 25.3% of sales, or 47.1 million tons. Sales to China were 29.5 million tons. The Japanese steel industry bought 18.1 million tons of iron ore and pellets from CVRD.

The ongoing restructuring of the Chinese steel industry resulted in an increasing number of companies using new state-of-the-art technology, leading them to demand iron ore with high iron and low silica content – favoring the expansion of CVRD’s sales to that market.

Manganese ore sales totaled 885 thousand tons, compared with 665 thousand tons in 2002. At the same time, Ferro-alloy shipments increased 5.5%, with an average price increase of 18%, reflecting increased demand caused by the strong 6.8% increase in worldwide steel production in 2003.

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CVRD’s revenues from aluminum products were US$ 852 million, or 15.4% of its total revenues. Sales from aluminum products were led by alumina with US$ 495 million.

CVRD sold 2.653 million tons of alumina, at an average price of US$ 186.58 per ton, compared with US$ 160.77 per ton in 2002. The 2003 average price represented 13.1% of the average price of aluminum on the LME, reflecting the positive impact of new contracts signed after the capacity increase which resulted from the startup of Alunorte’s module 3. The company used not only its current production of 2.3 million tons, but also inventories from the end of 2002, as well as swap transactions with other producers which created certain inter-temporal mismatches. Sales of primary aluminum, generated by CVRD ´s take of Albras production, totaled 210 thousand tons which, at an average price of US$ 1,409.52 per ton, generated revenue of US$ 296 million.

Sales of industrial mineral products amounted to US$ 190 million – US$ 94 million from potash and US$ 96 million from kaolin – compared with US$ 136 million in 2002.

The increase in the average price of potash from US$ 124.50 in 2002 to US$ 139.50 in 2003 more than offset a fall in sales volume from 731 thousand tons to 674 thousand tons. Hence, revenues rose 3.3%. The reduction in volume sold reflected the use of inventories in 2002. The potash output of the Taquari-Vassouras plant, of 658 thousand tons, was a record, and higher than that plant’s nominal production capacity of 600 thousand tons/year.

Total sales of kaolin were 654 thousand tons versus 330 thousand tons in 2002. This figure includes the shipments of Cadam, consolidated in the last four months of 2003. Without the Cadam shipments, the volume of 423 thousand tons sold by PPSA is also a new record. There is still idle capacity at PPSA, and the development of two new products, Para Print and Century S, together with additional marketing efforts in Europe and the US, indicate prospects of using this growth potential in 2004 and 2005.

CVRD’s revenues from logistics services totaled US$ 604 million, or 10.9% of its total revenue, and 31.9% more than in 2002. Railroads contributed US$ 373 million, ports US$ 144 million and shipping US$ 87 million.

39% of the logistics division’s revenues came from services to the steel industry. Services to the agricultural industry have been growing fast, mainly for soybeans, soy meal, sugar and fertilizers, providing 22.8% of CVRD’s logistics revenues in 2003. Also growing is the inter-modal transportation business, increasing 16.6% in 2003. This service category involves more complex operations such as integrated management of the logistics chain for large industrial companies. Other important activities are transportation of fuels, chemicals, cement, granite and wood pulp.

CVRD’s railroads – EFVM, EFC and FCA – have been improving their energy efficiency, consuming less fuel and thus reducing costs and reducing environmental impact. EFC reduced its consumption of diesel per thousand gross ton-kilometers to 1.38 liters, 10% less than in 2001. EFVM and FCA reached historic lows of 2.30 and 7.64 liters, respectively, in the year.

Approximately 70% of gross operating revenues is derived from exports. Europe is the most important market for CVRD, although its share of total sales has decreased from 34.8% in 2002 to 32.2% last year. This occurred despite the fact that sales to Europe increased 19.6% in 2003. The reduction in Europe ´s share of sales was a result of increasing share of total sales directed to Asia, which increased from 18.8% in 2002 to 22.6% in 2003. Such increase occurred mostly as a consequence of the fast growth in sales to China, which were US$ 330 million in

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2003 and amounted to US$ 580 million in 2003. As a result, China became CVRD ´s largest export destination (by country) accounting for 10.5% of sales, surpassing Japan which accounted for 7.6%.

CVRD’s total gross revenue in the fourth quarter of 2003 was US$ 1.690 billion, 53.5% more than in 4Q02, and 14% more than in 3Q03. Caemi contributed US$ 71 million in 3Q03 and US$ 206 million in 4Q03.

Gross revenue of the ferrous minerals division in 4Q03 was US$ 1.164 billion, compared with US$ 804 million in 4Q02 and US$ 999 million in 3Q03.

Total shipments of iron ore and pellets in 4Q03 constituted a new record for CVRD, at 55.7 million tons, providing revenue of US$ 1.061 billion. Even excluding the 10.5 million tons of Caemi’s iron ore shipments, the remaining 45.2 million is still a record, surpassing the 44.0 million tons shipped in 4Q02. Shipments of pellets totaled 6.8 million tons in the quarter, compared with 6.9 million tons in 4Q02 and 5.5 million tons in 3Q03.

The average price of iron ore shipped in 4Q03 was US$ 16.81 per ton, and the average price of pellets was US$ 35.10.

Products from the aluminum chain – bauxite, alumina and primary aluminum – earned total revenues of US$ 245 million in 4Q03, US$ 145 million in 4Q02 and US$ 237 million in 3Q03. Sales of alumina in the fourth quarter were 756 thousand tons, 1.2% more than in 3Q03, for an average price of US$ 197.09 per ton.

4Q03 revenue from logistics services was US$ 191 million, almost twice as much as 4Q02 (US$ 98 million), and 20.8% higher than in 3Q03. General third-party cargo totaled 6.4 billion ntk, slightly up from 4Q02, and down from the 3Q03 record of 7.4 billion net ton-km. Due to seasonal factors relating to the annual harvest, this activity generally peaks in the second and third quarters.

VOLUME SOLD – IRON ORE AND PELLETS

                                                                                 
    thousand tons
    4Q02
  %
  3Q03
  %
  4Q03
  %
  2002
  %
  2003
  %
Iron ore
    37,071       84.3 %     41,143       88.3 %     48,839       87.7 %     143,576       87.5 %     162,683       87.3 %
Pellets
    6,889       15.7 %     5,475       11.7 %     6,837       12.3 %     20,577       12.5 %     23,626       12.7 %
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
 
Total
    43,960       100.0 %     46,618       100.0 %     55,676       100.0 %     164,153       100.0 %     186,309       100.0 %

IRON ORE AND PELLETS SALES BY DESTINATION

                 
    thousand tons
    2003
  %
EU
    49,681       26.7 %
Germany
    19,753       10.6 %
France
    8,842       4.7 %
Belgium
    6,743       3.6 %
Italy
    5,587       3.0 %
Others
    8,756       4.7 %
CHINA
    29,460       15.8 %
JAPAN
    18,126       9.7 %
SOUTH KOREA
    7,538       4.0 %
MIDDLE EAST
    5,780       3.1 %
USA
    3,849       2.1 %
REST OF THE WORLD
    24,791       13.3 %
BRAZIL
    47,084       25.3 %
Total
    186,309       100.0 %

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VOLUME SOLD – ORE AND METALS

                                         
    thousand tons
    4Q02
  3Q03
  4Q03
  2002
  2003
Gold (ounces)
    40,639       14,211       2,026       331,479       61,763  
Manganese
    123       238       207       665       885  
Ferro-alloys
    107       134       152       476       502  
Alumina
    502       747       756       989       2.653  
Primary Aluminum
    51       54       56       196       210  
Bauxite
    180       520       501       1,125       1,472  
Potash
    203       198       169       731       674  
Kaolin
    95       182       280       330       654  

LOGISTICS SERVICES

                                         
    thousand tons
    4Q02
  3Q03
  4Q03
  2002
  2003
Railroads (million ntk)
    6,355       7,371       6,402       25,027       26,295  
Ports
    6,003       6,772       6,896       22,723       26,445  

GROSS REVENUES BREAKDOWN

                                                                                 
    US$ million
    4Q02
  %
  3Q03
  %
  4Q03
  %
  2002
  %
  2003
  %
Iron Ore
    541       49.1       701       47.3       821       48.6       2,147       50.1       2,662       48.0  
Pellet plant operation services
    9       0.8       12       0.8       14       0.8       36       0.8       45       0.8  
Pellets
    187       17.0       205       13.8       240       14.2       637       14.9       793       14.3  
Gold
    13       1.2       5       0.3       0       0       103       2.4       21       0.4  
Logistics services
    98       8.9       159       10.7       192       11.4       458       10.7       604       10.9  
Aluminum, alumina and bauxite
    150       13.6       243       16.4       254       15.0       462       10.8       852       15.4  
Manganese and ferro-alloys
    67       6.0       81       5.5       104       6.1       282       6.6       349       6.3  
Potash
    24       2.2       28       1.9       24       1.4       91       2.1       94       1.7  
Kaolin
    12       1.1       25       1.7       41       2.4       45       1.1       96       1.7  
Others
    0       0       24       1.6                   21       0.5       29       0.5  
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
 
Total
    1,101       100.0       1,483       100.0       1,690       100.0       4,282       100.0       5,545       100.0  

GROSS REVENUES BY DESTINATION

                                                                                 
    US$ million
    4Q02
  %
  3Q03
  %
  4Q03
  %
  2002
  %
  2003
  %
Domestic market
    335       30.4       463       31.2       481       28.5       1,354       31.6       1,705       30.7  
External market
    766       69.6       1,020       68.8       1,209       71.5       2,928       68.4       3,840       69.3  
USA
    33       3.0       53       3.6       37       2.2       198       4.6       189       3.4  
Europe
    387       35.1       417       28.1       614       36.3       1,492       34.8       1,784       32.2  
Japan
    79       7.2       113       7.6       98       5.8       275       6.4       419       7.6  
Asian, ex Japan
    141       12.8       263       17.7       276       16.3       533       12.4       831       15.0  
Rest of the World
    126       11.4       174       11.7       184       10.9       430       10.0       617       11.1  
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
 
Total
    1,101       100.0       1,483       100.0       1,690       100.0       4,282       100.0       5,545       100.0  

  Record operational result in 2003

CVRD achieved its best-ever operational result in 2003 with a record Adjusted EBIT of US$ 1.644 billion, 15.1% more than its 2002 Adjusted EBIT of US$ 1.429 billion.

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Adjusted EBIT margin was 30.7%, and although this was lower than the 34.7% achieved in 2002, it is well above the average of 25.5% for 1997–2002.

The 400 basis point reduction in the 2003 Adjusted EBIT margin is explained by: (i) consolidation of Caemi, 15%; (ii) consolidation of FCA, 23%; (iii) non-recurring asset write-offs which have no cash impact, 16%; (iv) increase in fiscal contingencies without cash impact in 2003, 7%; (v) operating performance of CVRD, 39%.

The asset write-offs at Caemi, a non-recurring event without any cash impact, resulted in the reduction of its Adjusted EBIT margin from 25.8% to 19.5%.

The increase of US$ 1.227 billion in net operational revenue was a key factor in the 2003 operational results. On the other hand, the increase of US$ 865 million in cost of goods sold (COGS) – of which US$ 238 million came from the consolidation of Caemi and FCA – was a factor limiting Adjusted EBIT growth.

There were four important components in the increase in COGS:

(i) Material costs increased by US$ 283 million due to (a) the significant increase in the company’s total production, and (b) a 43% increase in the price of fuel and oil. Expenses on fuel (oil and gas) were 46.1% of total materials cost in 2003, compared with 40.5% in 2002.

(ii) Cost of outsourced services increased US$ 248 million. Caemi uses MRS Logística’s railroad to transport its iron ore output, resulting in a cost of US$ 94 million. In 2003, the western mines of the Southern System (previously components of Ferteco) also moved part of their output via MRS railroads, for a total freight cost of US$ 39 million in 2003, compared with US$ 28 million in 2002. The significant increase in sea freight prices also added US$ 16 million to the change in COGS. Furthermore, the overall growth in the company’s operations in the year also contributed to the increase.

(iii) Expenditures on acquisition from third parties of products other than iron ore and pellets increased from US$ 422 million in 2002 to US$ 604 million. The 40.3% increase in the production of alumina meant proportional growth in purchases of bauxite by MRN, adding expenditure of US$ 115 million. Similarly, the increase in the sales volume and prices of primary aluminum translated into an increase of around US$ 39 million in CVRD’s payment under its commitment to take up a percentage of Albras’s output.

(iv) Finally, excess demand for iron ore and the resulting pressure on iron ore logistics resulted in an increase of US$ 26 million in demurrage expenses.

There were also increases in the other items of COGS, recorded in other operational expenses, reducing Adjusted EBIT by US$ 80 million. They include an increase of US$ 37 million in provisions for ICMS tax and US$ 12 million in write-offs of assets at the São Luís pelletizing plant – not resulting in cash disbursement.

Adjusted EBIT in the fourth quarter of the year was US$ 392 million, 15% more than 4Q02’s US$ 341 million, and 21.8% lower than the 3Q03’s US$ 501 million. The Adjusted EBIT margin in 4Q03, at 23.9%, was lower than the 32.2% achieved in 4Q02 and 35.0% in 3Q03.

Five factors explain the decrease of 1.110 basis point in the 4Q03 Adjusted EBIT margin vis-à-vis that of 3Q03: (i) consolidation of Caemi, 9%; (ii) consolidation of FCA, 20%; (iii) asset write-offs at CVRD, which are non-recurring and non-cash

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events, 12%; (iv) increase in fiscal contingencies without cash impact on the quarter, 10%; (v) operating performance of CVRD, 49%.

The asset write-offs at Caemi in the 4Q03 caused a decrease in its Adjusted EBIT margins from 25.2% to 16.8%.

Moreover, there was an increase of US$ 193 million in cost of goods sold, partially offsetting the US$ 206 million growth in net operational revenue. The main elements of the cost increase were the US$ 89 million increase in the cost of outsourced services, US$ 26 million in personnel expenses, US$ 38 million in material, US$ 18 million in electricity and US$ 9 million in demurrage costs, compared with the previous year. The main element in the increase in the cost of outsourced services was the cost of transportation by MRS – US$ 72 million for Caemi and US$ 11 million for the western mines. Half of the increase in personnel expenses was due to the consolidation of Caemi and FCA, and the rest was due to various provisions. The main factor in the increase of cost of material was an increase of some US$ 16 million in expenditure on fuels and gases.

ADJUSTED EBIT MARGIN

                                                       
      %

   
1997
  1998
  1999
  2000
  2001
  2002
  2003
16.7   23.9   29.8   23.5   24.4   34.7   30.7

(GRAPHIC)CASH GENERATION OF US$ 2.130 BILLION – A NEW RECORD

CVRD’s cash generation in 2003, as measured by Adjusted EBITDA was US$ 2.130 billion, also a new record for the company, and 19.7% higher than in 2002, when Adjusted EBITDA was US$ 1.780 billion. The contribution of Caemi to Adjusted EBITDA was US$ 88 million, while FCA had a negative effect of US$ 28 million.

The Adjusted EBITDA for 2003 includes US$ 39 million for write-offs of assets: – US$ 17 million in Caemi, US$ 17 million in RDM and US$ 5 million in PPSA – and US$ 12 million of write-offs of pre-operational expenses.

The US$ 350 million growth in cash generation in the year is made up of increases of US$ 215 million in Adjusted EBIT, US$ 106 million in dividends received from companies not consolidated in the results, and US$ 24 million in depreciation, amortization and depletion (DA).

Dividends CVRD received in 2003 totaled US$ 197 million, of which US$ 78 million from Samarco, US$ 52 million from CST, US$ 27 million from MRN and the remaining US$ 40 million from various other affiliated companies and joint ventures. The main elements of the overall increase in dividends received, in relation to 2002, were the increases of US$ 61 million in the dividends paid by Samarco and US$ 48 million in the dividends paid by CST.

Adjusted EBITDA in 4Q03 was US$ 568 million, 29.7%, more than in 4Q02, but 9.8% lower than in 3Q03.

The main factors in the US$ 130 million increase in the 4Q03 vis-à-vis 4Q02 were an increase of US$ 51 million in Adjusted EBIT, an increase of US$ 40 million in dividends received, and an increase of US$ 35 million in DA. The overriding factor

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in the US$ 62 million reduction in adjusted Adjusted EBITDA from 3Q03 to 4Q03 was the reduction of US$ 109 million in Adjusted EBIT.

The ferrous mineral division provided 77.3% of CVRD’s 2003 cash generation, slightly down from 79% in 2002. The aluminum business increased its contribution to Adjusted EBITDA from 5.2% in 2002 to 9.3%, due to both the increase in sales of alumina and also the fact that Alunorte was consolidated for the 12 months of 2003 (in 2002, the consolidation of Alunorte’s figures into CVRD began only in July). The contribution of logistics services remained stable, at 8.5% in 2003, compared to 8.4% in 2002.

ADJUSTED EBITDA

                                         
    US$ million
    4Q02
  3Q03
  4Q03
  2002
  2003
Net Operating Revenues
    1,059       1,432       1,638       4,123       5,350  
COGS
    (589 )     (812 )     (1,005 )     (2,263 )     (3,128 )
S,G &A
    (51 )     (74 )     (97 )     (224 )     (265 )
Research and Development
    (14 )     (22 )     (37 )     (50 )     (82 )
Other Operational Expenses
    (64 )     (23 )     (107 )     (157 )     (231 )
ADJUSTED EBIT
    341       501       392       1,429       1,644  
Depreciation, Amortization & Exhaustion
    43       63       78       214       238  
Dividends Received
    19       66       59       91       197  
Adjustment for Non-recurring Items (asset impairment)
    35             39       46       51  
Adjusted EBITDA
    438       630       568       1,780       2,130  

ADJUSTED EBITDA BY BUSINESS AREA

                                                                                 
    US$ million
    4Q02
  %
  3Q03
  %
  4Q03
  %
  2002
  %
  2003
  %
Ferrous Minerals
    358       81.7       453       71.9       446       78.5       1,407       79.0       1,646       77.3  
Non- Ferrous Minerals
    5       1.1       21       3.3       2       0.4       65       3.7       32       1.5  
Logistics
    44       10.0       53       8.4       31       5.5       150       8.4       180       8.5  
Aluminum
    25       5.7       65       10.3       75       13.2       92       5.2       199       9.3  
Others
    6       1.4       38       6.0       14       2.5       66       3.7       73       3.4  
Total
    438       100.0       630       100.0       568       100.0       1,780       100.0       2,130       100.0  

(GRAPHIC)2003 RECORD EARNINGS – US$ 1.548 billion

CVRD’s net profit in 2003 increased US$ 868 million from the US$ 680 million achieved in 2002.

There were three main factors in this substantial increase: (i) an increase of US$ 1.227 billion in net operational revenues; (ii) the impact of 18.2% appreciation of the Real against the US dollar from December 2002 to December 2003 on the company’s net debt (4) denominated in foreign currency, creating a gain of US$ 242 million in 2003, compared to a loss of US$ 580 million in 2002; (iii) improvement in the performance of the affiliates and joint ventures that are not consolidated, contributing US$ 393 million to the increase in CVRD’s consolidated net profit. The 2003 net profit figure includes US$ 17 million due to the gain on sale of Fosfértil.

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Albras recovered from its negative performance in 2002 (a loss of US$ 22 million) posting profit of US$ 203 million on primary aluminum sales of 434 thousand tons, compared to 406 thousand tons in 2002.

Samarco more than doubled its net profit in 2003, from US$ 56 million in 2002 to US$ 140 million in 2003, on shipments of 13.5 million tons of pellets and 2.5 million tons of iron ore, increases of 10.9% and 8.5%, respectively, against 2002. GIIC also had an outstanding performance, a profit of US$ 10 million in 2002 and US$ 24 million in 2003, on a considerable increase in pellet sales, from 3.1 million tons in 2002 to 3.9 million tons in 2003.

CVRD’s holdings in the steel industry contributed US$ 81 million to 2003 net profit, primarily due to the net profit of US$ 169 million at CST, which was an increase from the US$ 84 million achieved via operating improvements.

The main factors mitigating the increase in net profit in 2003 were increases of US$ 865 million in cost of goods sold and US$ 446 million in provisions for income tax and the Social Contribution tax.

CVRD’s net profit in 4Q03 was US$ 270 million. This was US$ 299 million less than its net profit in the fourth quarter of 2002, and also US$ 198 million less than its net profit in the third quarter of 2003.

The difference between the net profit for the 4Q03 and the same quarter in the previous year reflects (i) cost of goods sold increased US$ 416 million and (ii) the appreciation of the Real that benefited the result of 4Q02, which together with small variations in several other items more than offset the increase of US$ 579 million in net operational revenue.

The main factors in the reduction of quarterly net profit from 3Q03 to 4Q03 were (i) the US$ 193 million increase in cost of goods sold, and (ii) a US$ 66 million increase in provisions for income tax.

COGS BRAKDOWN

                                                                                 
    US$ million
    4Q02
  %
  3Q03
  %
  4Q03
  %
  2002
  %
  2003
  %
Personnel
    50       8.5       74       9.1       100       10.0       249       11.0       291       9.3  
Material
    145       24.6       194       23.9       232       23.1       477       21.1       760       24.3  
Contracted Services
    56       9.5       150       18.5       239       23.8       326       14.4       574       18.4  
Acquisition of Iron Ore and Pellets
    98       16.6       87       10.7       66       6.6       359       15.9       356       11.4  
Acquisition of Other Products
    128       21.7       175       21.6       169       16.8       422       18.6       604       19.3  
Depreciation and Exhaustion
    42       7.1       63       7.8       77       7.7       205       9.1       228       7.3  
Energy
    20       3.4       38       4.7       56       5.6       90       4.0       143       4.6  
Others
    50       8.5       31       3.8       66       6.6       135       6.0       172       5.5  
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
 
Total
    589       100.0       812       100.0       1,005       100.0       2,263       100.0       3,128       100.0  

RESULT FROM SHAREHOLDINGS

                                         
    US$ million
    4Q02
  3Q03
  4Q03
  2002
  2003
Steel
    15       26       21       23       82  
Aluminum, Alumina and bauxite
    82       27       24       39       146  
Logistics
    (7 )     (1 )     36       (88 )     (52 )
Iron Ore and Pellets
    28       32       23       (66 )     133  
Others
    3       5       (16 )     5       (3 )
     
     
     
     
     
 
Total
    121       89       88       (87 )     306  

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(GRAPHIC)DEBT – LOW LEVERAGE, HIGH INTEREST COVERAGE AND LONGER AVERAGE MATURITY

CVRD’s total debt at December 31, 2003 was US$ 4.028 billion, a reduction from its level of US$ 4.304 billion at the end of September 2003. The 2003 bond maturing in December (CVRD 2003), totaling US$ 200 million, contributed to the reduction.

Net debt (4) at the end of 2003 was US$ 3.443 billion. Leverage measured as total debt / Adjusted EBITDA returned to a level below 2.0, at 1.89. With the full inclusion of the Adjusted EBITDA of Caemi in 2004, the trend is for this ratio to fall further.

Interest coverage measured by Adjusted EBITDA / interest payments, remained relatively stable, at 11.51, but was significantly higher than in 2002 (8.77) and 2001 (7.58).

One of the important objectives of the company’s financial policy is the lengthening of the debt maturity profile, aiming primarily to reduce refinancing risk. Indeed, the average maturity of its debt has more than doubled, from 2.98 years at December 2002 to 6.47 years in January 2004. This change was achieved without increasing the average cost of debt, which remained at around 6% per year, in US dollar terms.

Three issues made particularly important contributions to the increase in the average maturity of the debt: (i) the issue of export receivables securitization notes, with final maturity in 2013, with 4.43% annual coupon and face value of US$ 250 million, and two unsecured bonds; (ii) the issuance of a 10-year unsecured bond in August 2003 (CVRD 2013) with a face value US$ 300 million, 9.25% yield to maturity and 9% annual coupon; (iii) the issuance of a 30-year unsecured bond in January 2004 (CVRD 2034), with a face value of US$ 500 million, 8.35% yield to maturity and 8.25% annual coupon. The unsecured bonds established an important milestone, in that both were placed for yields lower than those offered by equivalent Brazilian sovereign bonds, and attracted an increasing proportion of high grade investors, who usually only acquire securities of companies that are rated investment grade. These developments undoubtedly reflect the global capital market’s confidence in CVRD’s financial solidity.

At the end of 2003, 93% of CVRD’s debt was denominated in US dollars, 1% in Yen, 1% in Euros and 5% in Brazilian Reais.

Guarantees given to companies not consolidated in CVRD’s results totaled US$ 283 million at the end of December 2003, a reduction from US$ 326 million at the end of the third quarter 2003. A figure very close to this total, US$ 271 million, is for long-term loans contracted by Albras, of which US$ 231 million matures in 2007 and US$ 40 million in 2010. At the end of 2003 Albras’s total debt was US$ 337 million, with leverage, as measured by total debt / Adjusted EBITDA, of 1.5x.

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FINANCIAL EXPENSES

                                 
    US$ million
Financial Expenses on:
  3Q03
  4Q03
  2002
  2003
Local Debt
    (6 )     (9 )     (47 )     (24 )
External Debt
    (43 )     (41 )     (181 )     (158 )
Debt with Related Parties
    (5 )     (2 )     (54 )     (14 )
Total Debt-related Financial Expenses
    (54 )     (52 )     (282 )     (196 )
                                 
Gross Interest on:
  3Q03
  4Q03
  2002
  2003
Tax and Labour Contingencies
    (10 )     (24 )     (50 )     (46 )
Tax on Financial Transactions (CPMF)
    (6 )     (8 )     (10 )     (23 )
Derivatives
    2       5       (43 )     3  
Others
    (15 )     (43 )     10       (89 )
Total Gross Interest
    (29 )     (70 )     (93 )     (155 )
Total
    (83 )     (122 )     (375 )     (351 )

DEBT INDICATORS

                                         
    US$ million
    4Q02
  3Q03
  4Q03
  2002
  2003
Gross Debt
    3,331       4,304       4,028       3,331       4,028  
Net Debt
    2,240       2,964       3,443       2,240       3,443  
Gross Debt / LTM Adjusted EBITDA (x)
    1.87       2.15       1.89       1.87       1.89  
Adjusted EBITDA / Interest espenses (5) (x)
    8.76       11.67       14.95       8.77       11.51  
Gross Debt / EV (6) (x)
    0.25       0.24       0.16       0.25       0.16  

(GRAPHIC)  CAPITAL EXPENDITURE – FOSTERING GROWTH

  Capital expenditure in 2003

CVRD’s capex in 2003 was US$ 1.988 billion. Of this total, US$ 979 million was allocated to promote organic growth (“growth capex”); US$ 507 million was “stay-in-business capex”, allocated to support and sustain existing business; and the remaining US$ 502 million, was spent on acquisitions.

2003 was an extremely important year in terms of investment for CVRD, due to the progress made on projects which have either already started producing growth in cash flow and higher return for shareholders, such as the expansion of MRN and the construction of Module 3 of Alunorte, or which will soon be doing so, such as Sossego and the expansion of Carajás. Also, Caemi, a company that holds world-class assets, was acquired on conditions that provide strong potential for value creation.

The investment in growth was composed of US$ 910 million invested in projects, and US$ 69 million allocated to mineral exploration.

The principal capital expenditure projects were:

    US$ 61.0 million invested on the increase of annual iron ore production capacity at Carajás by 14 million tons. This increase was brought forward by almost 12 months from the original timetable, reflecting CVRD’s

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      flexibility in implementing projects, and, as a result, Carajás will now be producing 70 million tons in 2004.
 
    US$ 27.7 million in the development of the Fábrica Nova and Brucutu mines, both in the Southern System. The first phases of these two projects will start in 2005 and 2006, respectively, adding a total of 22 million tons/year of iron ore to CVRD’s production capacity.
 
    US$ 9.9 million on the construction of Pier III at the Ponta da Madeira Port, which started operation at the end of 2003, shipping iron ore and pellets, and supporting the expansion of production capacity at Carajás.
 
    US$ 95 million on the expansion at Alunorte, with US$ 66 million on Module 3, which was completed in April 2003; and US$ 29 million to build Modules 4 and 5, scheduled for startup in 2006.
 
    US$ 329 million on the Sossego copper project, already operating and in the process of an initial ramp-up to achieve full commercial production in July of 2004. Sossego is the only greenfield copper project to become operational this year.
 
    US$ 28.4 million in the expansion of capacity at the Taquari-Vassouras potash mine, from the current 600 thousand tons/year to 850 thousand tons/year, scheduled to be completed at the end of the first half of 2005.
 
    US$ 156 million on the acquisition of rolling stock, with 44 locomotives and 1,860 railcars for transport of iron ore, and 57 locomotives and 1,126 railcars for general cargo transportation, adding a total of 101 locomotives and 2,986 wagons. Of this total, the manufacturers have already delivered 77 locomotives and 2,022 of the wagons.
 
    US$ 17.5 million on the construction of the Candonga hydroelectric power plant, which is almost complete and become operational in 2004.
 
    US$ 19.6 million on the construction of the Aimorés hydroelectric power plant, which is also scheduled to be inaugurated this year.

Of the US$ 69 million spent on mineral exploration, US$ 50 million was disbursed by CVRD and US$ 19 million disbursed by the Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES) under the Mineral Risk Contract signed in 1997. 63% of this total went into prospecting and research in the Carajás mineral province, where CVRD is primarily looking for copper, nickel, gold, metals of the platinum group, and manganese. 19% of the total was invested in other areas of Brazil to prospect for kaolin and bauxite in the east of Pará State, prospect for copper in the States of Ceará and Paraíba, and for nickel in Piauí, Goiás and São Paulo. The remaining 18% was invested in prospecting for deposits outside Brazil. CVRD has exploration offices in Peru and Chile, where the targets are copper and gold, and in Gabon, for manganese.

Acquisitions included the purchase of 100% of Rana, now Rio Doce Manganese Norway, a producer of ferro-manganese alloys, for US$ 17.6 million, the purchase of shares in the steel maker CST for US$ 57.8 million, increasing CVRD’s stake from 22.85% to 28.02%; and the purchase of 50% of the common stock and 40% of the preferred stock of Caemi for US$ 426.4 million, giving CVRD control of Caemi with 100% of its voting stock, 40% of the preferred shares, corresponding to 60.2% of the total capital. As a result of the Caemi transaction, CVRD has consolidated Caemi’s results in US GAAP since September 2003.

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(US GAAP LOGO)

  Capital expenditure budget for 2004

CVRD has budgeted capital expenditures of US$ 1.815 billion for 2004, of which US$ 1.202 billion is allocated to organic growth - exploration and projects - and US$ 613 million to “stay-in-business capex” - maintenance, modernization, environmental protection, and information technology.

The amount allocated to new (greenfield) projects and to increase the production capacity of existing (brownfield) projects is US$ 1.138 billion. The most important initiatives are to expand production capacity in iron ore, bauxite, alumina and potash, the completion of the Sossego copper project, initial development of the 118 project, electricity generation, and acquisition of rail wagons and locomotives for the transportation of iron ore and general cargo.

The projects in progress will increase CVRD’s annual production capacity over the next few years by 73 million tons of iron ore, 4.5 million tons of bauxite, 1.8 million tons of alumina, 250 thousand tons of potash and 185 thousand tons of copper. In all these projects the investment cost per ton of capacity is extremely competitive, and they are thus likely to generate considerable value for CVRD’s shareholders.

Startup of the Candonga and Aimorés hydroelectric power plants in 2004 will increase the company’s electricity generation capacity by 119 megawatts. This capacity increase add to the output of the power plants already operating (Igarapava, Porto Estrela and Funil Plants) will enable CVRD to be self-sufficient in electricity for all its consumption in the Southern System (the iron ore mines, the Vitória-Minas railroad, the Tubarão port, and pelletizing plants), and also for part of the energy consumption of the copper mines in Carajás.

The purchase of 88 locomotives and 3,178 wagons will increase CVRD’s rail fleet, which was 744 locomotives and 30,473 wagons at the end of 2003, by enough to transport the additional iron ore output and meet clients’ increased demands for logistics services. The greater part of the new rolling stock investment will go into general third-party cargo transportation ( 82 locomotives and 1,921 wagons).

CVRD has a multi-commodity mineral exploration program, with planned expenditure of US$ 78 million in 2004, involving at least seven different types of minerals, and spanning the globe. Although 77.1% of the total spending is planned for Brazil – 41.6% of the total in the Carajás mineral province – CVRD is also involved in exploration in South America (Peru and Chile), Africa (Gabon, Mozambique and Angola) and Asia (Mongolia and China), and is evaluating opportunities in several other countries.

    Divestitures

CVRD sold the following assets in 2003:

  (i)   ships, owned by Docenave, for US$ 36 million, due to the strategic decision to leave the trans-oceanic transportation business;
 
  (ii)   the Fazenda Brasileiro gold mine, for US$ 21 million due to the fact that it was close to exhaustion;
 
  (iii)   the stake in Fosfértil, for US$ 83 million, since this was a portfolio investment.

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(GRAPHIC)TELECONFERENCE AND WEBCAST

On Thursday 25 March CVRD will hold a teleconference and webcast at 2:00 pm Rio de Janeiro time, 12:00 noon US Eastern Time, and 5:00 pm UK Time to present 2003 results. For access instructions, see the Investor Relations section of CVRD’s website, www.cvrd.com.br. A playback of the event will be available on the site for 90 days after the event.

FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

                                         
    US$ million
    4Q02
  3Q03
  4Q03
  2002
  2003
Gross operating revenues
    1,101       1,483       1,690       4,282       5,545  
Taxes
    (42 )     (51 )     (52 )     (159 )     (195 )
Net Operating Revenue
    1,059       1,432       1,638       4,123       5,350  
Cost of Goods Sold
    (589 )     (812 )     (1,005 )     (2,263 )     (3,128 )
Gross Profit
    470       620       633       1,860       2,222  
Gross Margin (%)
    44.4       43.3       38.6       45.1       41.5  
Selling, General and Administrative Expenses
    (51 )     (74 )     (97 )     (224 )     (265 )
Research and Development Expenses
    (14 )     (22 )     (37 )     (50 )     (82 )
Employee Profit-Sharing
    (18 )     (2 )     (9 )     (38 )     (32 )
Others
    (46 )     (21 )     (98 )     (119 )     (199 )
Operating Profit
    341       501       392       1,429       1,644  
Financial Revenues
    40       27       18       127       102  
Financial Expenses
    (48 )     (83 )     (122 )     (375 )     (351 )
Monetary Variation
    257       (57 )     (8 )     (580 )     242  
Gains on Sale of Affiliates
                17             17  
Tax and Social Contribution (Current)
    (8 )     41       10       (12 )     (90 )
Tax and Social Contribution (Deferred)
    (101 )     (41 )     (76 )     161       (207 )
Equity Income and Provision for Losses
    121       89       88       (87 )     306  
Accounting Changes for Asset Write-offs
                            (10 )
Minority Shareholding Participation
    (33 )     (9 )     (49 )     17       (105 )
Net Earnings
    569       468       270       680       1,548  
Earnings per Share (US$)
    1.48       1.22       0.70       1.77       4.03  

BALANCE SHEET

                         
    US$ million
    12/31/02
  09/30/03
  12/31/03
Assets
                       
Current
    2,589       3,139       2,474  
Long-term
    1,337       1,483       1,442  
Fixed
    4,029       6,878       7,518  
Total
    7,955       11,500       11,434  
Liabilities
                       
Current
    1,508       2,602       2,253  
Long Term
    3,160       4,257       4,297  
Shareholders’ Equity
    3,287       4,641       4,884  
Paid-up Capital
    2,944       3,367       3,367  
Reserves
    343       1,274       1,517  
Total
    7,955       11,500       11,434  

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CASH FLOW STATEMENT

                                         
    US$ million
    4Q02
  3Q03
  4Q03
  2002
  2003
Cash flows from operating activities:
                                       
Net income
    569       468       270       680       1,548  
Adjustments to reconcile net income with cash provided by operating activities:
                                       
Depreciation, depletion and amortization
    43       63       78       214       238  
Dividends received
    19       66       59       91       197  
Equity in results of affiliates and joint ventures and change in provision for losses on equity investments
    (121 )     (89 )     (88 )     87       (306 )
Deferred income taxes
    101       41       76       (161 )     207  
Provisions for contingencies
    (1 )                 53       9  
Impairment of property, plant and equipment
    51       0       39       62       51  
Gain on sale of investment
    0       0       (17 )     0       (17 )
Gain in accounting practice for asset retirement obligations
    0                   0       10  
Pension plan
    3       3       4       11       12  
Foreign exchange and monetary losses
    (310 )     13       5       1,031       (382 )
Net unrealized derivative losses
    7       21       20       83       43  
Minority interest
    33       9       49       (17 )     105  
Others
    (73 )     (20 )     6       46       (15 )
Decrease (increase) in assets:
                                       
Accounts receivable
    49       (24 )     (68 )     (123 )     37  
Inventories
    (26 )     (27 )     6       (69 )     (22 )
Others
    (21 )     (1 )     (36 )     (105 )     (9 )
Increase (decrease) in liabilities:
                                       
Suppliers
    125       (2 )     59       102       (18 )
Payroll and related charges
    1       (15 )     (17 )     23       (25 )
Others
    55       (71 )     69       94       94  
Net cash provided by operating activities
    504       435       514       2,102       1,757  
Cash flows from investing activities:
                                       
Loans and advances receivable
    (41 )     36       (56 )     (6 )     (51 )
Guarantees and deposits
    (17 )     78       (13 )     (78 )     (99 )
Additions to investments
    0       (8 )     1       (1 )     (68 )
Additions to property, plant and equipment
    (258 )     (443 )     (594 )     (766 )     (1,543 )
Proceeds from disposals of investment
    (49 )     0       83       0       83  
Proceeds from disposals of property, plant and equipment
    5       21             7       58  
Net cash used to acquire subsidiaries
    0       (380 )           (45 )     (380 )
Net cash used in investing activities
    (360 )     (696 )     (579 )     (889 )     (2,000 )
Cash flows from financing activities:
                                       
Short-term debt, net issuances (repayments)
    (202 )     (4 )     (1 )     (345 )     (38 )
Loans
    (24 )     46       22       (21 )     46  
Long-term debt
    43       779       41       715       1,039  
Repayments of long-term debt
    (85 )     (139 )     (351 )     (345 )     (770 )
Interest attributed to stockholders
    (273 )     (33 )     (427 )     (602 )     (675 )
Net cash used in financing activities
    (541 )     649       (716 )     (598 )     (398 )
Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents
    (397 )     388       (781 )     615       (641 )
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents
    86       (14 )     26       (641 )     135  
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period
    1,402       966       1,340       1,117       1,091  
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period
    1,091       1,340       585       1,091       585  
Cash paid during the period for:
                                       
Interest on short-term debt
    (15 )     0       0       (46 )     (7 )
Interest on long-term debt, net of interest capitalized
    (35 )     (54 )     (38 )     (157 )     (178 )
Income tax
    (8 )     (6 )     (16 )     (12 )     (55 )
Non-cash transactions
                                       
Conversion of loans receivable to investments
    (15 )     (9 )     (91 )     (55 )     (187 )
Income tax paid with credits
    0       0       0       0       (81 )

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(GRAPHIC)APPENDIX

Reconciliation of “non-GAAP” information with corresponding US GAAP figures

(1) Adjusted EBITDA

The term “EBITDA” refers to a financial measure that is defined as earnings (losses) before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation; we use the term “Adjusted EBITDA” to reflect that our financial measure also excludes monetary gains/losses, equity in results of affiliates and joint ventures less dividends received from those companies, changes in provision for losses on equity investments, adjustments for changes in accounting practices, minority interests and non-recurring expenses. However, Adjusted EBITDA is not a measure determined under GAAP in the United States of America and may not be comparable to similarly titled measures reported by other companies. Adjusted EBITDA should not be construed as a substitute for operating income or as a better measure of liquidity than cash flow from operating activities, which are determined in accordance with GAAP. We have presented Adjusted EBITDA to provide additional information with respect to our ability to meet future debt service, capital expenditure and working capital requirements. The following schedule reconciles Adjusted EBITDA to net cash provided by (used in) operating activities reported on our Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows, which we believe is the most directly comparable GAAP measure:

RECONCILIATION BETWEEN ADJUSTED EBITDA VS. OPERATING CASH FLOW

                                         
    US$ million
    1Q03
  2Q03
  3Q03
  4Q03
  2003
Operating cash flow
    356       452       435       514       1,757  
Income tax
    0       108       (47 )     (26 )     35  
Income tax paid
    6       27       6       16       55  
Monetary and Foreign Exchange Losses
    92       1       44       3       140  
Financial Expenses
    41       32       12       61       146  
Net Working Capital
    (45 )     (139 )     140       (13 )     (57 )
Others
    (8 )     9       40       13       54  
Adjusted EBITDA
    442       490       630       568       2,130  

(2) Adjusted EBIT

                                         
    US$ million
    1Q03
  2Q03
  3Q03
  4Q03
  2003
Net operating revenues
    1,110       1,170       1,432       1,638       5,350  
COGS
    (641 )     (670 )     (812 )     (1,005 )     (3,128 )
SG&A
    (49 )     (45 )     (74 )     (97 )     (265 )
Research & Development
    (11 )     (12 )     (22 )     (37 )     (82 )
Others operating expenses
    (46 )     (55 )     (23 )     (107 )     (231 )
Adjusted EBIT
    363       388       501       392       1,644  

(3) Gross Debt / last 12 months’ Adjusted EBITDA

                                         
    4Q02
  3Q03
  4Q03
  2002
  2003
Gross Debt / LTM Adjusted EBITDA (x)
    1.87       2.15       1.89       1.87       1.89  
Gross Debt / LTM Operating cash flow (x)
    1.58       2.46       2.29       1.58       2.29  

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(4) Net Debt

RECONCILIATION BETWEEN GROSS DEBT VS. NET DEBT

                                         
    US$ million
    4Q02
  3Q03
  4Q03
  2002
  2003
Gross Debt
    3,331       4,304       4,028       3,331       4,028  
Cash and cash equivalents
    1,091       1,340       585       1,091       585  
Net Debt
    2,240       2,964       3,443       2,240       3,443  

(5) Adjusted EBITDA / interest expenses

                                         
                                         
    4Q02
  3Q03
  4Q03
  2002
  2003
Adjusted EBITDA / Interest expenses (x)
    8.76       11.67       14.95       8.77       11.51  
Lucro Operacional / Financial expenses (x)
    6.82       7.04       9.28       10.32       8.89  

(6) Gross Debt / Enterprise Value

                                         
    4Q02
  3Q03
  4Q03
  2002
  2003
Gross Debt / EV
    0.25       0.25       0.24       0.25       0.16  
Gross Debt / Total Assets
    0.42       0.37       0.35       0.42       0.35  

Enterprise Value = net debt + market capitalization

This communication may include declarations which represent the expectations of the Company’s Management about future results or events. All such declarations, when based on future expectations and not on historical facts, involve various risks and uncertainties. The Company cannot guarantee that such declarations turn out to be correct. Such risks and uncertainties include factors relative to the Brazilian economy and capital markets, which are volatile and may be affected by developments in other countries; factors relative to the iron ore business and its dependence on the steel industry, which is cyclical in nature; and factors relative to the high degree of competitiveness in industries in which CVRD operates. To obtain additional information on factors which could cause results to be different from those estimated by the Company, please consult the reports filed with the Comissão de Valores Mobiliários (CVM - Brazilian stock exchange regulatory authority) and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission - SEC, including the most recent Annual Report - CVRD Form 20F.”

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Supplemental Financial Statements

The following unaudited information provides additional details in relation to the balance sheet and financial performance of equity investees as well as certain financial ratios.

EBITDA – Earnings Before Income Tax, Depreciation and Amortization

(a)   EBITDA represents operating income plus depreciation, amortization and depletion plus impairment/gain on sale of property, plant and equipment plus dividends received from equity investees.

(b)   EBITDA is not a US GAAP measure and does not represent cash flow for the periods presented and should not be considered as an alternative to net income (loss), as an indicator of our operating performance or as an alternative to cash flow as a source of liquidity.

(c)   Our definition of EBITDA may not be comparable with EBITDA as defined by other companies.

(d)   Although EBITDA, as defined above, does not provide a US GAAP measure of operating cash flows, our management uses it to measure our operating performance and it is commonly used by financial analysts in evaluating our business.

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Aluminum Area – Valesul (Additional information - Unaudited)

                                             
        2003
        As of and for the three-months ended
   
Information
      March 31
  June 30
  September 30
  December 31
  Total
Quantity sold - external market
  MT (thousand)     9       15       17       17       58  
Quantity sold - internal market
  MT (thousand)     10       9       9       12       40  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Quantity sold - total
  MT (thousand)     19       24       26       29       98  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Average sales price - external market
  US$     1,505.49       1,516.01       1,518.30       1,570.41       1,530.98  
Average sales price - internal market
  US$     1,933.02       1,970.53       1,974.21       1,957.43       1,958.05  
Average sales price - total
  US$     1,730.60       1,685.83       1,668.32       1,731.60       1,703.44  
Long-term indebtedness, gross
  US$     1       1       1       1       1  
Short-term indebtedness, gross
  US$     1       1       1       1       1  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Total indebtedness, gross
  US$     2       2       2       2       2  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Stockholders’ equity
  US$     84       92       96       90       90  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Net operating revenues
  US$     31       38       41       47       157  
Cost of products
  US$     (20 )     (30 )     (33 )     (40 )     (123 )
Other expenses/revenues
  US$     (2 )     (5 )     (1 )     (2 )     (10 )
Depreciation, amortization and depletion
  US$     1       2       1       2       6  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
EBITDA
  US$     10       5       8       7       30  
Depreciation, amortization and depletion
  US$     (1 )     (2 )     (1 )     (2 )     (6 )
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
EBIT
  US$     9       3       7       5       24  
Net financial result
  US$                              
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Income before income tax and social contribution
  US$     9       3       7       5       24  
Income tax and social contribution
  US$     (1 )     (2 )     (2 )     (2 )     (7 )
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Net income
  US$     8       1       5       3       17  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 

     

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[Continued from above table, first column(s) repeated]

                                             
        2002
        As of and for the three-months ended
   
Information
      March 31
  June 30
  September 30
  December 31
  Total
Quantity sold - external market
  MT (thousand)     9       12       8       13       42  
Quantity sold - internal market
  MT (thousand)     12       12       10       14       48  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Quantity sold - total
  MT (thousand)     21       24       18       27       90  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Average sales price - external market
  US$     1,467.44       1,481.49       1,485.09       1,413.67       1,459.01  
Average sales price - internal market
  US$     1,906.21       1,865.52       1,779.65       1,801.29       1,837.32  
Average sales price - total
  US$     1,720.97       1,663.20       1,654.96       1,618.98       1,661.77  
Long-term indebtedness, gross
  US$     2       1       1       1       1  
Short-term indebtedness, gross
  US$     1       1             1       1  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Total indebtedness, gross
  US$     3       2       1       2       2  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Stockholders’ equity
  US$     95       83       66       72       72  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Net operating revenues
  US$     33       37       30       40       140  
Cost of products
  US$     (25 )     (27 )     (20 )     (27 )     (99 )
Other expenses/revenues
  US$     (3 )     (2 )     (2 )           (7 )
Depreciation, amortization and depletion
  US$     1       1       1       1       4  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
EBITDA
  US$     6       9       9       14       38  
Depreciation, amortization and depletion
  US$     (1 )     (1 )     (1 )     (1 )     (4 )
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
EBIT
  US$     5       8       8       13       34  
Net financial result
  US$                       (1 )     (1 )
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Income before income tax and social contribution
  US$     5       8       8       12       33  
Income tax and social contribution
  US$     (2 )     (2 )     (1 )     (2 )     (7 )
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Net income
  US$     3       6       7       10       26  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 

S - 2


 

Aluminum Area – MRN (Additional information - Unaudited)

                                             
        2003
Information
      As of and for the three-months ended
   
        March 31
  June 30
  September 30
  December 31
  Total
Quantity sold - external market
  MT (thousand)     711       958       1,324       1,347       4,340  
Quantity sold - internal market
  MT (thousand)     1,485       2,554       2,725       3,016       9,780  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Quantity sold - total
  MT (thousand)     2,196       3,512       4,049       4,363       14,120  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Average sales price - external market
  US$     21.31       21.20       21.27       21.61       21.37  
Average sales price - internal market
  US$     18.24       18.15       18.21       18.50       18.29  
Average sales price - total
  US$     19.23       18.98       19.21       19.46       19.23  
Long-term indebtedness, gross
  US$     69       66       58       49       49  
Short-term indebtedness, gross
  US$     44       134       145       162       162  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Total indebtedness, gross
  US$     113       200       203       211       211  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Stockholders’ equity
  US$     402       417       419       420       420  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Net operating revenues
  US$     40       64       73       77       254  
Cost of products
  US$     (25 )     (34 )     (39 )     (41 )     (139 )
Other expenses/revenues
  US$     (1 )     (1 )     (1 )     (1 )     (4 )
Depreciation, amortization and depletion
  US$     10       10       12       13       45  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
EBITDA
  US$     24       39       45       48       156  
Depreciation, amortization and depletion
  US$     (10 )     (10 )     (12 )     (13 )     (45 )
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
EBIT
  US$     14       29       33       35       111  
Impairment
  US$                              
Loss on investments accounted for by the equity method
  US$                              
Net financial result
  US$     (2 )     (12 )     (1 )     (2 )     (17 )
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Income before income tax and social contribution
  US$     12       17       32       33       94  
Income tax and social contribution
  US$     (2 )     (2 )     (4 )     (5 )     (13 )
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Net income
  US$     10       15       28       28       81  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 

     

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[Continued from above table, first column(s) repeated]

                                             
        2002
Information
      As of and for the three-months ended
   
        March 31
  June 30
  September 30
  December 31
  Total
Quantity sold - external market
  MT (thousand)     485       790       740       601       2,616  
Quantity sold - internal market
  MT (thousand)     1,296       1,821       1,814       2,381       7,312  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Quantity sold - total
  MT (thousand)     1,781       2,611       2,554       2,982       9,928  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Average sales price - external market
  US$     20.56       19.09       19.21       21.42       19.93  
Average sales price - internal market
  US$     19.46       18.01       18.16       20.32       19.06  
Average sales price - total
  US$     19.76       18.34       18.46       20.54       18.95  
Long-term indebtedness, gross
  US$     96       90       78       76       76  
Short-term indebtedness, gross
  US$     14       19       23       29       29  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Total indebtedness, gross
  US$     110       109       101       105       105  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Stockholders’ equity
  US$     364       377       388       405       405  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Net operating revenues
  US$     32       43       43       55       173  
Cost of products
  US$     (19 )     (29 )     (30 )     (29 )     (107 )
Other expenses/revenues
  US$     (1 )     (1 )     (1 )     (1 )     (4 )
Depreciation, amortization and depletion
  US$     9       9       10       10       38  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
EBITDA
  US$     21       22       22       35       100  
Depreciation, amortization and depletion
  US$     (9 )     (9 )     (10 )     (10 )     (38 )
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
EBIT
  US$     12       13       12       25       62  
Impairment
  US$           24                   24  
Loss on investments accounted for by the equity method
  US$     (1 )     (4 )                 (5 )
Net financial result
  US$     (1 )     13       17       (5 )     24  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Income before income tax and social contribution
  US$     10       46       29       20       105  
Income tax and social contribution
  US$     (1 )     (8 )     1       (3 )     (11 )
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Net income
  US$     9       38       30       17       94  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 

S - 3


 

Aluminum Area – Albras (Additional information - Unaudited)

                                             
        2003
        As of and for the three-months ended
Information
      March 31
  June 30
  September 30
  December 31
  Total
Quantity sold - external market
  MT (thousand)     99       102       107       110       418  
Quantity sold - internal market
  MT (thousand)     4       4       4       4       16  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Quantity sold - total
  MT (thousand)     103       106       111       114       434  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Average sales price - external market
  US$     1,336.40       1,324.49       1,365.02       1,417.96       1,362.28  
Average sales price - internal market
  US$     1,376.14       1,365.10       1,398.92       1,455.46       1,398.91  
Average sales price - total
  US$     1,337.98       1,326.07       1,366.25       1,419.37       1,363.68  
Long-term indebtedness, gross
  US$     451       400       387       337       337  
Short-term indebtedness, gross
  US$                              
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Total indebtedness, gross
  US$     451       400       387       337       337  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Stockholders’ equity
  US$     79       172       197       220       220  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Net operating revenues
  US$     137       142       152       161       592  
Cost of products
  US$     (80 )     (91 )     (92 )     (100 )     (363 )
Other expenses/revenues
  US$     (4 )     (5 )     (2 )     (9 )     (20 )
Depreciation, amortization and depletion
  US$     3       4       4       4       15  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
EBITDA
  US$     56       50       62       56       224  
Depreciation, amortization and depletion
  US$     (3 )     (4 )     (4 )     (4 )     (15 )
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
EBIT
  US$     53       46       58       52       209  
Impairment
  US$           (3 )                   (3 )
Net financial result
  US$     30       58       (31 )     (23 )     34  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Income (loss) before income tax and social contribution
  US$     83       101       27       29       240  
Income tax and social contribution
  US$     (4 )     (24 )           (9 )     (37 )
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Net income (loss)
  US$     79       77       27       20       203  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 

     

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[Continued from above table, first column(s) repeated]

                                             
        2002
        As of and for the three-months ended
Information
      March 31
  June 30
  September 30
  December 31
  Total
Quantity sold - external market
  MT (thousand)     84       108       101       100       393  
Quantity sold - internal market
  MT (thousand)     4       2       3       4       13  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Quantity sold - total
  MT (thousand)     88       110       104       104       406  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Average sales price - external market
  US$     1,318.33       1,409.42       1,288.20       1,304.79       1,304.70  
Average sales price - internal market
  US$     1,352.12       1,330.47       1,335.69       1,356.26       1,355.55  
Average sales price - total
  US$     1,319.81       1,332.13       1,289.68       1,306.47       1,306.38  
Long-term indebtedness, gross
  US$     524       507       499       466       466  
Short-term indebtedness, gross
  US$     73       49       20       20       20  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Total indebtedness, gross
  US$     597       556       519       486       486  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Stockholders’ equity
  US$     56       (18 )     (97 )     (3 )     (3 )
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Net operating revenues
  US$     115       145       133       136       529  
Cost of products
  US$     (70 )     (89 )     (79 )     (79 )     (317 )
Other expenses/revenues
  US$     (7 )     (2 )     (2 )     (2 )     (13 )
Depreciation, amortization and depletion
  US$     5       4       4       3       16  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
EBITDA
  US$     43       58       56       58       215  
Depreciation, amortization and depletion
  US$     (5 )     (4 )     (4 )     (3 )     (16 )
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
EBIT
  US$     38       54       52       55       199  
Impairment
  US$                              
Net financial result
  US$     (9 )     (125 )     (153 )     56       (231 )
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Income (loss) before income tax and social contribution
  US$     29       (71 )     (101 )     111       (32 )
Income tax and social contribution
  US$     (2 )     2             10       10  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Net income (loss)
  US$     27       (69 )     (101 )     121       (22 )
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 

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Aluminum Area – Alunorte (Additional information - Unaudited)

                                             
        2003
        As of and for the three-months ended
   
Information
      March 31
  June 30
  September 30
  December 31
  Total
Quantity sold - external market
  MT (thousand)     289       303       395       410       1,397  
Quantity sold - internal market
  MT (thousand)     201       234       236       207       878  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Quantity sold - total
  MT (thousand)     490       537       631       617       2,275  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Average sales price - external market
  US$     170.93       172.57       190.01       182.59       180.10  
Average sales price - internal market
  US$     173.60       175.13       178.71       184.00       177.83  
Average sales price - total
  US$     172.03       173.68       185.78       183.07       179.23  
Long-term indebtedness, gross
  US$     482       494       479       490       490  
Short-term indebtedness, gross
  US$           4       8              
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Total indebtedness, gross
  US$     482       498       487       490       490  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Stockholders’ equity
  US$     91       170       201       224       224  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Net operating revenues
  US$     84       91       116       114       405  
Cost of products
  US$     (64 )     (76 )     (79 )     (81 )     (300 )
Other expenses/revenues
  US$           (1 )     (2 )           (3 )
Depreciation, amortization and depletion
  US$     3       3       4       4       14  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
EBITDA
  US$     23       17       39       37       116  
Depreciation, amortization and depletion
  US$     (3 )     (3 )     (4 )     (4 )     (14 )
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
EBIT
  US$     20       14       35       33       102  
Non-operating result
  US$                              
Net financial result
  US$     20       66       (23 )     (13 )     50  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Income (loss) before income tax and social contribution
  US$     40       80       12       20       152  
Income tax and social contribution
  US$     (4 )     (20 )     (1 )           (25 )
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Net income (loss)
  US$     36       60       11       20       127  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 

     

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[Continued from above table, first column(s) repeated]

                                             
        2002
        As of and for the three-months ended
   
Information
      March 31
  June 30
  September 30
  December 31
  Total
Quantity sold - external market
  MT (thousand)     222       175       115       208       720  
Quantity sold - internal market
  MT (thousand)     205       235       233       199       872  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Quantity sold - total
  MT (thousand)     427       410       348       407       1,592  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Average sales price - external market
  US$     148.20       152.79       162.37       154.43       153.39  
Average sales price - internal market
  US$     175.94       175.38       173.97       169.51       173.79  
Average sales price - total
  US$     161.55       165.72       170.13       161.79       164.56  
Long-term indebtedness, gross
  US$     455       455       473       481       481  
Short-term indebtedness, gross
  US$                              
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Total indebtedness, gross
  US$     455       455       473       481       481  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Stockholders’ equity
  US$     180       85       (30 )     50       50  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Net operating revenues
  US$     69       69       63       64       265  
Cost of products
  US$     (57 )     (55 )     (42 )     (50 )     (204 )
Other expenses/revenues
  US$     (1 )     1             (1 )     (1 )
Depreciation, amortization and depletion
  US$     3       3       2       2       10  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
EBITDA
  US$     14       18       23       15       70  
Depreciation, amortization and depletion
  US$     (3 )     (3 )     (2 )     (2 )     (10 )
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
EBIT
  US$     11       15       21       13       60  
Non-operating result
  US$     (2 )     (1 )     3              
Net financial result
  US$     (3 )     (89 )     (150 )     57       (185 )
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Income (loss) before income tax and social contribution
  US$     6       (75 )     (126 )     70       (125 )
Income tax and social contribution
  US$                       24       24  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Net income (loss)
  US$     6       (75 )     (126 )     94       (101 )
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 

S - 5


 

Aluminum Area - Aluvale (Additional information - Unaudited)

                                             
        2003
Information
      As of and for the three-months ended
       
        March 31
  June 30
  September 30
  December 31
  Total
Stockholders’ equity
  US$     354       472       499       542       542  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Net operating revenues
  US$     3       2       3       4       12  
Cost of products
  US$                              
Other expenses/revenues
  US$     (1 )     (1 )     (1 )     (2 )     (5 )
Dividends received from equity investees
  US$     5       3       10       18       36  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
EBITDA
  US$     7       4       12       20       43  
Depreciation, amortization and depletion
  US$                              
Impairment
  US$                              
Dividends received from equity investees
  US$     (5 )     (3 )     (10 )     (18 )     (36 )
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
EBIT
  US$     2       1       2       2       7  
Gain on investments accounted for by the equity method
  US$     66       83       34       36       219  
Net financial result
  US$     1       1       1       1       4  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Income (loss) before income tax and social contribution
  US$     69       85       37       39       230  
Income tax and social contribution
  US$     2       (4 )     (1 )     (1 )     (4 )
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Net income (loss)
  US$     71       81       36       38       226  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 

     

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[Continued from above table, first column(s) repeated]

                                             
        2002
Information
      As of and for the three-months ended
       
        March 31
  June 30
  September 30
  December 31
  Total
Stockholders’ equity
  US$     365       275       158       282       282  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Net operating revenues
  US$     2       3       2       2       9  
Cost of products
  US$                              
Other expenses/revenues
  US$     (1 )     (2 )     (1 )     (3 )     (7 )
Dividends received from equity investees
  US$     13       10       7       7       37  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
EBITDA
  US$     14       11       8       6       39  
Depreciation, amortization and depletion
  US$                              
Impairment
  US$                              
Dividends received from equity investees
  US$     (13 )     (10 )     (7 )     (7 )     (37 )
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
EBIT
  US$     1       1       1       (1 )     2  
Gain on investments accounted for by the equity method
  US$     25       (43 )     (95 )     138       25  
Net financial result
  US$     2       4       (3 )     2       5  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Income (loss) before income tax and social contribution
  US$     28       (38 )     (97 )     139       32  
Income tax and social contribution
  US$     (1 )     (2 )     1             (2 )
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Net income (loss)
  US$     27       (40 )     (96 )     139       30  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 

As from December 30, 2003 Aluvale was merged.

S - 6


 

Pelletizing Affiliates and Iron Ore Subsidiaries – Kobrasco (Additional information - Unaudited)

                                             
        2003
Information
      As of and for the three-months ended
        March 31
  June 30
  September 30
  December 31
  Total
Quantity sold - external market
  MT (thousand)     453       667       800       722       2,642  
Quantity sold - internal market
  MT (thousand)     681       461       200       360       1,702  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Quantity sold - total
  MT (thousand)     1,134       1,128       1,000       1,082       4,344  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Average sales price - external market
  US$     29.89       29.98       33.57       32.04       31.61  
Average sales price - internal market
  US$     30.72       30.90       38.68       33.33       32.26  
Average sales price - total
  US$     30.39       30.35       34.59       32.47       31.86  
Long-term indebtedness, gross
  US$     124       102       102       96       96  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Total indebtedness, gross
  US$     124       102       102       96       96  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Stockholders’ equity
  US$     (28 )     (20 )     (18 )     1       1  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Net operating revenues
  US$     34       34       35       34       137  
Cost of products
  US$     (27 )     (30 )     (28 )     (32 )     (117 )
Other expenses/revenues
  US$     (2 )     (2 )     (1 )     4       (1 )
Depreciation, amortization and depletion
  US$     1             1       1       3  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
EBITDA
  US$     6       2       7       7       22  
Depreciation, amortization and depletion
  US$     (1 )           (1 )     (1 )     (3 )
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
EBIT
  US$     5       2       6       6       19  
Impairment
  US$                       24       24  
Net financial result
  US$     5       16       (2 )     (17 )     2  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Income (loss) before income tax and social contribution
  US$     10       18       4       13       45  
Income tax and social contribution
  US$     (4 )     (7 )     (1 )     4       (8 )
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Net income (loss)
  US$     6       11       3       17       37  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 

     

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[Continued from above table, first column(s) repeated]

                                             
        2002
Information
      As of and for the three-months ended
        March 31
  June 30
  September 30
  December 31
  Total
Quantity sold - external market
  MT (thousand)     436       534       850       1,074       2,894  
Quantity sold - internal market
  MT (thousand)     420       478             242       1,140  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Quantity sold - total
  MT (thousand)     856       1,012       850       1,316       4,034  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Average sales price - external market
  US$     31.31       29.34       29.47       29.89       29.88  
Average sales price - internal market
  US$     32.08       29.24             30.32       30.51  
Average sales price - total
  US$     31.69       29.30       29.47       29.97       30.09  
Long-term indebtedness, gross
  US$     150       143       147       114       114  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Total indebtedness, gross
  US$     150       143       147       114       114  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Stockholders’ equity
  US$     23       3       (21 )     (31 )     (31 )
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Net operating revenues
  US$     27       27       25       41       120  
Cost of products
  US$     (21 )     (26 )     (21 )     (29 )     (97 )
Other expenses/revenues
  US$                       (8 )     (8 )
Depreciation, amortization and depletion
  US$     1       1       1       1       4  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
EBITDA
  US$     7       2       5       5       19  
Depreciation, amortization and depletion
  US$     (1 )     (1 )     (1 )     (1 )     (4 )
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
EBIT
  US$     6       1       4       4       15  
Impairment
  US$                              
Net financial result
  US$     (2 )     (27 )     (46 )     15       (60 )
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Income (loss) before income tax and social contribution
  US$     4       (26 )     (42 )     19       (45 )
Income tax and social contribution
  US$     (1 )     9       14       (7 )     15  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Net income (loss)
  US$     3       (17 )     (28 )     12       (30 )
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 

S - 7


 

Pelletizing Affiliates and Iron Ore Subsidiaries – Hispanobras (Additional information - Unaudited)

                                             
        2003
Information
      As of and for the three-months ended
   
        March 31
  June 30
  September 30
  December 31
  Total
Quantity sold - external market
  MT (thousand)     268       625       94       386       1,373  
Quantity sold - internal market
  MT (thousand)     637       265       730       580       2,212  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Quantity sold - total
  MT (thousand)     905       890       824       966       3,585  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Average sales price - external market
  US$     29.54       33.75       32.62       33.06       32.66  
Average sales price - internal market
  US$     29.95       38.90       32.56       33.13       32.72  
Average sales price - total
  US$     29.75       36.33       32.59       33.10       32.94  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Stockholders’ equity
  US$     27       34       34       32       32  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Net operating revenues
  US$     27       32       27       31       117  
Cost of products
  US$     (23 )     (28 )     (21 )     (32 )     (104 )
Other expenses/revenues
  US$     (1 )     2       (5 )     (1 )     (5 )
Depreciation, amortization and depletion
  US$     1             1             2  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
EBITDA
  US$     4       6       2       (2 )     10  
Depreciation, amortization and depletion
  US$     (1 )           (1 )           (2 )
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
EBIT
  US$     3       6       1       (2 )     8  
Non-operating result
  US$                              
Impairment
                    1             1  
Net financial result
  US$     (1 )     (2 )     (1 )     1       (3 )
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Income (loss) before income tax and social contribution
  US$     2       4       1       (1 )     6  
Income tax and social contribution
  US$     (1 )           (1 )     1       (1 )
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Net income
  US$     1       4                   5  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 

     

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[Continued from above table, first column(s) repeated]

                                             
        2002
Information
      As of and for the three-months ended
   
        March 31
  June 30
  September 30
  December 31
  Total
Quantity sold - external market
  MT (thousand)     487       356       165       313       1,321  
Quantity sold - internal market
  MT (thousand)     420       480       520       826       2,246  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Quantity sold - total
  MT (thousand)     907       836       685       1,139       3,567  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Average sales price - external market
  US$     31.33       31.49       31.39       24.28       29.71  
Average sales price - internal market
  US$     31.43       31.63       32.28       27.31       30.15  
Average sales price - total
  US$     31.38       31.56       32.07       25.80       29.77  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Stockholders’ equity
  US$     36       31       25       27       27  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Net operating revenues
  US$     28       27       24       31       110  
Cost of products
  US$     (24 )     (22 )     (20 )     (28 )     (94 )
Other expenses/revenues
  US$           (3 )     (2 )           (5 )
Depreciation, amortization and depletion
  US$     1                   1       2  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
EBITDA
  US$     5       2       2       4       13  
Depreciation, amortization and depletion
  US$     (1 )                 (1 )     (2 )
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
EBIT
  US$     4       2       2       3       11  
Non-operating result
  US$                              
Impairment
                                 
Net financial result
  US$           3       3       (2 )     4  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Income (loss) before income tax and social contribution
  US$     4       5       5       1       15  
Income tax and social contribution
  US$     (2 )     (2 )     (1 )           (5 )
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Net income
  US$     2       3       4       1       10  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 

S - 8


 

Pelletizing Affiliates and Iron Ore Subsidiaries – Itabrasco (Additional information - Unaudited)

                                             
        2003
Information
      As of and for the three-months ended
   
        March 31
  June 30
  September 30
  December 31
  Total
Quantity sold - external market
  MT (thousand)     306       778       838       700       2,622  
Quantity sold - internal market
  MT (thousand)     507       65             81       653  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Quantity sold - total
  MT (thousand)     813       843       838       781       3,275  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Average sales price - external market
  US$     29.97       33.53       32.96       32.97       32.78  
Average sales price - internal market
  US$     29.20       55.87             33.20       32.35  
Average sales price - total
  US$     29.54       35.25       32.96       33.00       32.71  
Long-term indebtedness, gross
  US$     5             1       1       1  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Total indebtedness, gross
  US$     5             1       1       1  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Stockholders’ equity
  US$     20       23       24       22       22  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Net operating revenues
  US$     25       31       27       25       108  
Cost of products
  US$     (21 )     (26 )     (25 )     (24 )     (96 )
Other expenses/revenues
  US$     (2 )     2       (1 )     (2 )     (3 )
Depreciation, amortization and depletion
  US$                              
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
EBITDA
  US$     2       7       1       (1 )     9  
Depreciation, amortization and depletion
  US$                              
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
EBIT
  US$     2       7       1       (1 )     9  
Net financial result
  US$     (1 )     (2 )     1       1       (1 )
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Income before income tax and social contribution
  US$     1       5       2             8  
Income tax and social contribution
  US$     (1 )     (2 )                 (3 )
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Net income
  US$           3       2             5  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 

     

[Additional columns below]

[Continued from above table, first column(s) repeated]

                                             
        2002
Information
      As of and for the three-months ended
   
        March 31
  June 30
  September 30
  December 31
  Total
Quantity sold - external market
  MT (thousand)     644       533       572       431       2,180  
Quantity sold - internal market
  MT (thousand)     233       169       243       482       1,127  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Quantity sold - total
  MT (thousand)     877       702       815       913       3,307  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Average sales price - external market
  US$     31.16       28.46       29.96       30.01       29.71  
Average sales price - internal market
  US$     31.90       27.79       30.33       30.60       29.13  
Average sales price - total
  US$     31.35       28.30       30.06       30.18       29.51  
Long-term indebtedness, gross
  US$     18       17       16              
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Total indebtedness, gross
  US$     18       17       16              
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Stockholders’ equity
  US$     27       24       20       17       17  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Net operating revenues
  US$     28       20       26       27       101  
Cost of products
  US$     (24 )     (19 )     (23 )     (25 )     (91 )
Other expenses/revenues
  US$     (2 )           (2 )     1       (3 )
Depreciation, amortization and depletion
  US$                              
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
EBITDA
  US$     2       1       1       3       7  
Depreciation, amortization and depletion
  US$                              
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
EBIT
  US$     2       1       1       3       7  
Net financial result
  US$           3       5       (2 )     6  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Income before income tax and social contribution
  US$     2       4       6       1       13  
Income tax and social contribution
  US$     (1 )     (2 )     (2 )     1       (4 )
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Net income
  US$     1       2       4       2       9  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 

S - 9


 

Pelletizing Affiliates and Iron Ore Subsidiaries – Nibrasco (Additional information - Unaudited)

                                             
        2003
        As of and for the three-months ended
Information
      March 31
  June 30
  September30
  December 31
  Total
Quantity sold - external market
  MT (thousand)     469       513       509       761       2,252  
Quantity sold - internal market - CVRD
  MT (thousand)     1,303       1,180       1,085       874       4,442  
Quantity sold - internal market - Others
  MT (thousand)     28       26       32       33       119  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Quantity sold - total
  MT (thousand)     1,800       1,719       1,626       1,668       6,813  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Average sales price - external market
  US$     28.76       27.69       32.96       32.41       30.70  
Average sales price - internal market
  US$     27.38       28.23       34.18       30.44       29.87  
Average sales price - total
  US$     27.75       28.07       33.79       31.35       30.14  
Long-term indebtedness, gross
  US$     1                          
Short-term indebtedness, gross
  US$     2       2       2       1       1  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Total indebtedness, gross
  US$     3       2       2       1       1  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Stockholders’equity
  US$     25       28       33       35       35  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Net operating revenues
  US$     50       50       60       57       217  
Cost of products
  US$     (48 )     (51 )     (53 )     (54 )     (206 )
Other expenses/revenues
  US$                 (1 )           (1 )
Depreciation, amortization and depletion
  US$     1       1       1       1       4  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
EBITDA
  US$     3             7       4       14  
Depreciation, amortization and depletion
  US$     (1 )     (1 )     (1 )     (1 )     (4 )
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
EBIT
  US$     2       (1 )     6       3       10  
Impairment
  US$                 1             1  
Net financial result
  US$                 (1 )     (1 )     (2 )
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Income (loss) before income tax and social contribution
  US$     2       (1 )     6       2       9  
Income tax and social contribution
  US$     (1 )                 (1 )     (2 )
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Net income (loss)
  US$     1       (1 )     6       1       7  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 

     

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        2002
        As of and for the three-months ended
Information
      March 31
  June 30
  September 30
  December 31
  Total
Quantity sold - external market
  MT (thousand)     407       686       290       783       2,166  
Quantity sold - internal market - CVRD
  MT (thousand)     584       1,544       1,520       1,301       4,949  
Quantity sold - internal market - Others
  MT (thousand)     9       27       32       32       100  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Quantity sold - total
  MT (thousand)     1,000       2,257       1,842       2,116       7,215  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Average sales price - external market
  US$     30.25       30.88       27.39       28.95       29.60  
Average sales price - internal market
  US$     30.49       31.58       25.69       28.25       28.77  
Average sales price - total
  US$     30.39       31.36       25.96       28.52       29.01  
Long-term indebtedness, gross
  US$     4       2       2       1       1  
Short-term indebtedness, gross
  US$     2       2       2       2       2  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Total indebtedness, gross
  US$     6       4       4       3       3  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Stockholders’equity
  US$     31       28       21       23       23  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Net operating revenues
  US$     31       67       52       60       210  
Cost of products
  US$     (29 )     (57 )     (47 )     (52 )     (185 )
Other expenses/revenues
  US$     (2 )     (4 )     (2 )     (2 )     (10 )
Depreciation, amortization and depletion
  US$     1       1       1       1       4  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
EBITDA
  US$     1       7       4       7       19  
Depreciation, amortization and depletion
  US$     (1 )     (1 )     (1 )     (1 )     (4 )
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
EBIT
  US$           6       3       6       15  
Impairment
  US$                              
Net financial result
  US$     (1 )     (1 )                 (2 )
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Income (loss) before income tax and social contribution
  US$     (1 )     5       3       6       13  
Income tax and social contribution
  US$           (2 )     (1 )     (2 )     (5 )
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Net income (loss)
  US$     (1 )     3       2       4       8  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 

S - 10


 

Pelletizing Affiliates and Iron Ore Subsidiaries – Samarco (Additional information - Unaudited)

                                             
        2003
        As of and for the three-months ended
       
Information
      March 31
  June 30
  September 30
  December 31
  Total
Quantity sold - Pellets
  MT (thousand)     3,338       3,339       3,359       3,454       13,490  
Quantity sold - Iron ore
  MT (thousand)     650       938       569       319       2,476  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Quantity sold - total
  MT (thousand)     3,988       4,277       3,928       3,773       15,966  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Average sales price - Pellets
  US$     29.78       35.03       35.47       35.85       34.05  
Average sales price - Iron ore
  US$     16.39       16.57       17.56       14.36       16.47  
Average sales price - total
  US$     27.59       30.98       32.88       34.03       31.32  
Long-term indebtedness, gross
  US$     56       50       38       25       25  
Short-term indebtedness, gross
  US$     123       138       136       167       167  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Total indebtedness, gross
  US$     179       188       174       192       192  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Stockholders’ equity
  US$     336       395       392       369       369  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Net operating revenues
  US$     103       125       119       118       465  
Cost of products
  US$     (48 )     (59 )     (58 )     (57 )     (222 )
Other expenses/revenues
  US$     (4 )     (15 )     (13 )     (12 )     (44 )
Depreciation, amortization and depletion
  US$     5       6       6       7       24  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
EBITDA
  US$     56       57       54       56       223  
Depreciation, amortization and depletion
  US$     (5 )     (6 )     (6 )     (7 )     (24 )
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
EBIT
  US$     51       51       48       49       199  
Impairment
              (12 )           (25 )     (37 )
Gain on investments accounted for by the equity method
  US$     (1 )     6       (2 )     3       6  
Net financial result
  US$           8       (5 )     (1 )     2  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Income (loss) before income tax and social contribution
  US$     50       53       41       26       170  
Income tax and social contribution
  US$     (12 )     (7 )     (8 )     (3 )     (30 )
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Net income (loss)
  US$     38       46       33       23       140  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 

     

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        2002
        As of and for the three-months ended
       
Information
      March 31
  June 30
  September 30
  December 31
  Total
Quantity sold - Pellets
  MT (thousand)     2,629       2,886       3,275       3,370       12,160  
Quantity sold - Iron ore
  MT (thousand)     672       550       596       464       2,282  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Quantity sold - total
  MT (thousand)     3,301       3,436       3,871       3,834       14,442  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Average sales price - Pellets
  US$     32.03       31.42       30.13       31.27       31.16  
Average sales price - Iron ore
  US$     14.59       14.95       15.81       14.30       14.94  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Average sales price - total
  US$     28.48       28.78       27.93       29.22       28.60  
Long-term indebtedness, gross
  US$     93       87       76       67       67  
Short-term indebtedness, gross
  US$     169       181       170       142       142  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Total indebtedness, gross
  US$     262       268       246       209       209  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Stockholders’ equity
  US$     454       333       231       307       307  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Net operating revenues
  US$     89       95       100       108       392  
Cost of products
  US$     (48 )     (48 )     (47 )     (41 )     (184 )
Other expenses/revenues
  US$     (8 )     (12 )     (13 )     (6 )     (39 )
Depreciation, amortization and depletion
  US$     6       6       5       4       21  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
EBITDA
  US$     39       41       45       65       190  
Depreciation, amortization and depletion
  US$     (6 )     (6 )     (5 )     (4 )     (21 )
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
EBIT
  US$     33       35       40       61       169  
Impairment
                                 
Gain on investments accounted for by the equity method
  US$                 (12 )     (1 )     (13 )
Net financial result
  US$     (6 )     (37 )     (52 )     12       (83 )
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Income (loss) before income tax and social contribution
  US$     27       (2 )     (24 )     72       73  
Income tax and social contribution
  US$     (5 )     (3 )           (9 )     (17 )
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Net income (loss)
  US$     22       (5 )     (24 )     63       56  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 

S - 11


 

Pelletizing Affiliates and Iron Ore Subsidiaries – Nibrasco (Additional information — Unaudited)

                                             
        2003
        As of and for the three-months ended
       
Information
      March 31 (*)
  June 30
  September 30
  December 31
  Total
Quantity sold - external market
  MT (thousand)     772       1,178       900       1,089       3,939  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Quantity sold - total
  MT (thousand)     772       1,178       900       1,089       3,939  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Average sales price - external market
  US$     41.00       43.30       41.18       43.11       42.31  
Average sales price - total
  US$     41.00       43.30       41.18       43.11       42.31  
Long-term indebtedness, gross
  US$     35       35       30       25       25  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Total indebtedness, gross
  US$     35       35       30       25       25  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Stockholders’ equity
  US$     67       75       75       80       80  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Net operating revenues
  US$     32       51       43       49       175  
Cost of products
  US$     (25 )     (39 )     (33 )     (38 )     (135 )
Other expenses/revenues
  US$     (3 )     (2 )     (6 )     (6 )     (17 )
Depreciation, amortization and depletion
  US$     1             1       1       3  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
EBITDA
  US$     5       10       5       6       26  
Depreciation, amortization and depletion
  US$     (1 )           (1 )     (1 )     (3 )
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
EBIT
  US$     4       10       4       5       23  
Net financial result
  US$                       1       1  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Net income
  US$     4       10       4       6       24  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 

     

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        2002
        As of and for the three-months ended
       
Information
      March 31
  June 30
  September 30
  December 31
  Total
Quantity sold - external market
  MT (thousand)     823       676       643       932       3,074  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Quantity sold - total
  MT (thousand)     823       676       643       932       3,074  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Average sales price - external market
  US$     41.76       40.30       41.55       40.40       40.98  
Average sales price - total
  US$     41.76       40.30       41.55       40.40       40.98  
Long-term indebtedness, gross
  US$     40       40       40       35       35  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Total indebtedness, gross
  US$     40       40       40       35       35  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Stockholders’ equity
  US$     66       68       70       81       81  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Net operating revenues
  US$     35       27       26       38       126  
Cost of products
  US$     (27 )     (23 )     (22 )     (28 )     (100 )
Other expenses/revenues
  US$     (3 )     (4 )     (2 )     (7 )     (16 )
Depreciation, amortization and depletion
  US$     1       1       2       2       6  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
EBITDA
  US$     6       1       4       5       16  
Depreciation, amortization and depletion
  US$     (1 )     (1 )     (2 )     (2 )     (6 )
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
EBIT
  US$     5             2       3       10  
Net financial result
  US$                              
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Net income
  US$     5             2       3       10  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 

(*) Refers to the statements up to February 2003.

S - 12


 

Pelletizing Affiliates and Iron Ore Subsidiaries – Ferteco (Additional information - Unaudited)

                                             
        2003
        As of and for the three-months ended
       
Information
      March 31
  June 30
  September 30
  December 31
  Total
                                 (*)        
Quantity sold - external market - Iron Ore
  MT (thousand)     3,503       2,917       1,417             7,837  
Quantity sold - internal market - Iron Ore
  MT (thousand)     1,376       1,509       1,433             4,318  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Quantity sold - total - Iron Ore
  MT (thousand)     4,879       4,426       2,850             12,155  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Quantity sold - external market - Pellets
  MT (thousand)     358       514       393             1,265  
Quantity sold - internal market - Pellets
  MT (thousand)     498       661       364             1,523  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Quantity sold - total - Pellets
  MT (thousand)     856       1,175       757             2,788  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Average sales price - external market - Iron Ore
  US$     16.29       18.82       19.38             17.79  
Average sales price - internal market - Iron Ore
  US$     7.73       8.69       7.96             8.14  
Average sales price - total - Iron Ore
  US$     13.87       13.67       13.64             13.74  
Average sales price - external market - Pellets
  US$     28.51       31.05       31.85             30.58  
Average sales price - internal market - Pellets
  US$     30.40       32.42       33.05             31.91  
Average sales price - total - Pellets
  US$     29.62       31.82       32.42             31.31  
Long-term indebtedness, gross
  US$     82       78       78              
Short-term indebtedness, gross
  US$     10                          
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Total indebtedness, gross
  US$     92       78       78              
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Stockholders’ equity
  US$     406       497       505              
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Net operating revenues
  US$     89       101       63             253  
Cost of products
  US$     (53 )     (50 )     (46 )           (149 )
Other expenses/revenues
  US$     (1 )     (5 )     4             (2 )
Depreciation, amortization and depletion
  US$     3       3       2             8  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
EBITDA
  US$     38       49       23             110  
Depreciation, amortization and depletion
  US$     (3 )     (3 )     (2 )           (8 )
Impairment
  US$                              
Dividends received from equity investees
  US$                              
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
EBIT
  US$     35       46       21             102  
Gain on investments accounted for by the equity method
  US$     1       3       4             8  
Non-operating result
  US$                              
Net financial result
  US$     (3 )     3       1             1  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Income (loss) before income tax and social contribution
  US$     33       52       26             111  
Income tax and social contribution
  US$     (10 )     (22 )     (3 )           (35 )
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Net income (loss)
  US$     23       30       23             76  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 

     

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        2002
        As of and for the three-months ended
       
Information
      March 31
  June 30
  September 30
  December 31
  Total
Quantity sold - external market - Iron Ore
  MT (thousand)     2,020       2,713       2,769       2,142       9,644  
Quantity sold - internal market - Iron Ore
  MT (thousand)     512       832       1,594       1,146       4,084  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Quantity sold - total - Iron Ore
  MT (thousand)     2,532       3,545       4,363       3,288       13,728  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Quantity sold - external market - Pellets
  MT (thousand)     448       736       554       645       2,383  
Quantity sold - internal market - Pellets
  MT (thousand)     277       498       703       697       2,175  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Quantity sold - total - Pellets
  MT (thousand)     725       1,234       1,257       1,342       4,558  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Average sales price - external market - Iron Ore
  US$     16.53       17.32       16.38       16.56       16.76  
Average sales price - internal market - Iron Ore
  US$     3.71       6.20       6.47       5.42       6.02  
Average sales price - total — Iron Ore
  US$     14.59       14.70       12.66       12.68       13.46  
Average sales price - external market - Pellets
  US$     28.08       29.68       26.78       28.73       28.45  
Average sales price - internal market - Pellets
  US$     19.02       23.15       23.38       19.73       21.60  
Average sales price - total — Pellets
  US$     26.63       27.05       24.88       24.06       25.18  
Long-term indebtedness, gross
  US$     94       88       74       82       82  
Short-term indebtedness, gross
  US$     55       58       52       23       23  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Total indebtedness, gross
  US$     149       146       126       105       105  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Stockholders’ equity
  US$     132       429       301       359       359  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Net operating revenues
  US$     53       78       96       84       311  
Cost of products
  US$     (37 )     (46 )     (61 )     (39 )     (183 )
Other expenses/revenues
  US$     2       (11 )     2       (29 )     (36 )
Depreciation, amortization and depletion
  US$     4       4       3       2       13  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
EBITDA
  US$     22       25       40       18       105  
Depreciation, amortization and depletion
  US$     (4 )     (4 )     (3 )     (2 )     (13 )
Impairment
  US$                              
Dividends received from equity investees
  US$                              
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
EBIT
  US$     18       21       37       16       92  
Gain on investments accounted for by the equity method
  US$                 (32 )     6       (26 )
Non-operating result
  US$                       2       2  
Net financial result
  US$     (2 )     (17 )     (19 )     4       (34 )
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Income (loss) before income tax and social contribution
  US$     16       4       (14 )     28       34  
Income tax and social contribution
  US$     (4 )     (1 )     1       (13 )     (17 )
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Net income (loss)
  US$     12       3       (13 )     15       17  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 

(*) On August 29, 2003 Ferteco was merged into CVRD.

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Manganese and Ferroalloys Area - RDM (Additional information - Unaudited) - Consolidated Subsidiary

                                             
        2003
        As of and for the three-months ended
Information
      March 31
  June 30
  September 30
  December 31
  Total
Quantity sold - external market - Ferroalloys
  MT (thousand)     30       40       47       51       168  
Quantity sold - internal market - Ferroalloys
  MT (thousand)     37       38       43       46       164  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Quantity sold - total
  MT (thousand)     67       78       90       97       332  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Quantity sold - external market - Manganese
  MT (thousand)     147       306       261       294       1,008  
Quantity sold - internal market - Manganese
  MT (thousand)     94       76       83       76       329  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Quantity sold - total
  MT (thousand)     241       382       344       370       1,337  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Average sales price - external market - Ferroalloys
  US$     573.88       549.79       534.97       621.32       571.66  
Average sales price - internal market - Ferroalloys
  US$     505.02       664.75       607.37       623.79       602.18  
Average sales price - total
  US$     536.68       606.47       569.57       622.52       587.07  
Average sales price - external market - Manganese
  US$     46.71       42.17       43.96       43.14       43.58  
Average sales price - internal market - Manganese
  US$     36.35       46.00       50.48       43.29       43.75  
Average sales price - total
  US$     42.65       42.93       45.52       43.17       43.61  
Long-term indebtedness, gross
  US$     20       39       39       19       19  
Short-term indebtedness, gross
  US$     37       25       18       42       42  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Total indebtedness, gross
  US$     57       64       57       61       61  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Stockholders’ equity
  US$     89       112       119       207       207  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Net operating revenues
  US$     41       58       59       69       227  
Cost of products
  US$     (24 )     (31 )     (38 )     (47 )     (140 )
Other expenses/revenues
  US$     (7 )     (10 )     (8 )     (14 )     (39 )
Depreciation, amortization and depletion
  US$     2       2       2       1       7  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
EBITDA
  US$     12       19       15       9       55  
Depreciation, amortization and depletion
  US$     (2 )     (2 )     (2 )     (1 )     (7 )
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
EBIT
  US$     10       17       13       8       48  
Impairment
  US$                       (17 )     (17 )
Gain on sale of investments
  US$                       61       61  
Net financial result
  US$     (3 )     (8 )     (1 )     (2 )     (14 )
Minority interest
  US$                       (3 )     (3 )
Income before income tax and social contribution
  US$     7       9       12       47       75  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Income tax and social contribution
  US$     (2 )     (1 )     (2 )     11       6  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Net income
  US$     5       8       10       58       81  

     

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        2002
        As of and for the three-months ended
Information
      March 31
  June 30
  September 30
  December 31
  Total
Quantity sold - external market - Ferroalloys
  MT (thousand)     23       39       63       35       160  
Quantity sold - internal market - Ferroalloys
  MT (thousand)     37       39       41       50       167  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Quantity sold - total
  MT (thousand)     60       78       104       85       327  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Quantity sold - external market - Manganese
  MT (thousand)     243       212       181       192       828  
Quantity sold - internal market - Manganese
  MT (thousand)     15       35       58       90       198  
 
       
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
 
Quantity sold - t