Vale S.A. (Vale) is a metals and mining company. The Company is also a producer of iron ore and iron ore pellets, and nickel. The Company's segments include Ferrous minerals, Coal, Base metals, Fertilizers and Others. Its Ferrous minerals segment consists of the production and extraction of ferrous minerals, as iron ore, pellets and its logistic services, manganese and ferroalloys, and other ferrous products and services. Its Coal segment consists of the extraction of coal and its logistic services. Its Base metals segment includes the production and extraction of non-ferrous minerals, and is presented as nickel and its by-products (ferro-nickel, copper, precious metals and others) and copper. Its Fertilizers segment includes the production of the three major groups of nutrients and other fertilizers products. Its Others segment consists of sales and expenses of other products, services and investments in joint ventures and associate in other businesses.