By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Petrobras was the most profitable company in 2018, with a reported profit of R$25.8 billion, according to a survey conducted by Economatica. The government-run oil giant was followed by mining company Vale, which registered a profit of R$25.7 billion.

"Petrobras' performance in 2018 was undoubtedly the best in many years, which includes obtaining some historical records, involving free cash flow and adjusted Ebitda, and the interruption of four years of losses," said Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed? Login Here