Mauritania: Economy

Economic Trivia

Mauritania has large iron ore deposits, which make up 40% of exports.

Trade Source: United Nations Comtrade
Note: Top 3 trade partners are calculated by imports + exports.

Top 3 Trade Partners (2014): China, United States, and United Arab Emirates
Top 3 Exported Goods (2014): Ores, Seafood, and Precious Stones & Metals

Top Industries Source: CIA World Factbook

Fish Processing; Oil Production; Mining (Iron Ore, Gold, Copper)

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) Source: The World Bank

GDP, PPP (current international) $15,528,207,926 (2014)
GDP Growth Rate (annual %) 6.419% (2014)
GDP Per Capita, PPP (current international) $3,912 (2014)
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GDP Country Rank 145/193 (2014)

Economic Indicators Source: The World Bank

Inflation, consumer prices (annual %) 3.535% (2014)
External debt stocks, total (DOD, current US$) $3,570,463,000 (2013)
Total tax rate (% of commercial profits) 71.3% (2015)
Real Interest Rate (5 year average %) 24.245% (2012)
Manufacturing, value added (% of GDP) 8.012% (2014)
Current Account Balance (BoP, current US$) ($1,470,734,387) (2014)
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Labor and Employment Source: The World Bank

Labor Force, Total 1,280,621 (2014)
Employment in Agriculture (% of total employment) Data unavailable
Employment in Industry (% of total employment) Data unavailable
Employment in Services (% of total employment) Data unavailable
Unemployment Rate 31% (2014)
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Imports of goods and services (current US$) $3,554,776,278 (2014)
Exports of goods and services (current US$) $2,419,322,166 (2014)
Total Merchandise Trade (% of GDP) 91.123% (2014)
FDI, net inflows (BoP, current US$) $501,852,411 (2014)
Commercial Service Exports (current US$) $254,953,344 (2014)
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How to interpret the graph: The purpose of this graph is to take a snapshot of a country’s economy in comparison to other economies. For example, Mauritania’s Exports rank is higher than (please wait...) of the countries in the dataset. For Exports, FDI and GDP measures, a higher rank (closer to 100%) indicates a stronger economy. Conversely, for Unemployment and Inflation, a lower rank (closer to 0%) indicates a stronger economy.

Due to unavailable data the following indicators have been omitted:
  • Exports
  • FDI, net inflows
  • GDP Growth Rate
  • GDP Per Capita
  • Inflation
  • Unemployment

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