General profile: Mauritania

GENERAL INFORMATION FOR 2021
Population
Population
Exchange rates
Exchange rate
GDP
GDP
4.615 Millions
36.200 MRO/US$
9 203 Millions current US$
Land area
Land area¹
CPI growth (%)
CPI growth
GDP growth
GDP growth
(q) 1 030 700 km²
3.44 %
3.10 %
INTERNATIONAL MERCHANDISE TRADE
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+53.5 %
Merchandise exports growth rate in 2021
Total merchandise trade
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2021
Merchandise exports
625
2 074
1 832
(e) 4 343
Merchandise imports
1 428
1 935
3 703
(e) 3 564
Merchandise trade balance
-803
138
-1 872
(e) 779
Export structure by product group in 2021
(as % of total exports)
20 %20 %51 %51 %28 %28 %
Top 5 partners in 2021
(exports, millions of US$)
1 7053593513252351 705359351325235
INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN SERVICES
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Total trade in services²
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2021
Services exports
80
119
246
(e) 193
Services imports
379
670
641
(e) 782
Services trade balance
-299
-551
-395
(e) -589
Services exports by main category²
(as % of total services)
2005
2010
2015
2021
Transport
6.0
6.0
12.7
(e) 32.2
Travel
-
-
11.8
-
Other services
-
-
75.5
(e) 64.7
TRADE INDICES
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195148118105108911001021251211241138296929748352731323115213612310711210410010912211712913510811799103967472767677
ECONOMIC TRENDS
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+3.1 %
Gross domestic product growth rate in 2021
Economic indicators
(millions of US$ unless otherwise specified)
2005
2010
2015
2021
GDP, current
2 937
5 629
6 167
9 203
GDP per capita, current US$
975
1 646
1 563
1 994
Real GDP growth, y-on-y, %
8.57
2.62
5.38
3.10
Current account balance, % of GDP
-29.86
-6.34
-15.50
(e) -7.55
Exchange rate (/US$)
26.553
27.589
32.467
36.200
GDP by expenditure in 2020
(as % of total GDP)
56.912.841.739.851.356.912.841.739.851.3
FDI AND EXTERNAL FINANCIAL RESOURCES
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+0.1 %
FDI outflows as % of GDP in 2021
Financial flows
(millions of US$ unless otherwise specified)
2005
2010
2015
2021
FDI inflows
811.87
130.53
502.07
22.18
FDI outflows
2.02
16.75
0.21
5.40
Personal remittances, % of GDP
..
0.98
1.05
..
Financial flows trends
(millions of US$)
61.364.560.477.265.065.065.065.065.065.0229288877735872715025011 1261 389589131-3343139155812404102677740FDI Inwards flowsFDI Inwards flowsFDI Inwards flowsMigrant's remittances receiptsMigrant's remittances receiptsMigrant's remittances receipts
TRADE IN GOODS AND SERVICES
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Trade balance indicators²
(as % and index)
2005
2010
2015
2021
Balance, % of GDP
-37.54
-5.61
-15.47
(e) -9.10
Balance, % of imports
-61.00
-12.54
-36.85
(e) -20.44
Normalized balance
-0.439
-0.067
-0.226
(e) -0.114
Trade openness²
(sum of imports and exports as % of GDP)
80727167646168889510391847689837786
LIVING AREA
Population by living area in 2021
(% of population)
Urban
56%Urban 56%Rural
44%Rural 44%
OTHER INDICATORS
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0 %
Share of the total world merchant fleet in 2021
Maritime transport indicators
 
2005
2010
2015
2021
Merchant fleet, national flag (thousands of DWT)
24
25
15
1
Liner shipping connectivity index (maximum 2006 = 100 for China)
..
7.07
6.72
8.17
Container port throughput (TEU)
..
-
-
..
Information economy indicators
(as % of)
2005
2010
2015
2021
Share of ICT goods, % of total exports
..
..
..
..
Share of ICT goods, % of total imports
1.44
0.94
0.97
..
Share of workforce involved in the ICT sector
..
..
..
..
Source: UNCTADstat (http://unctadstat.unctad.org)
Notes:
1
Land area refers to the total area of a country excluding area under inland water bodies. It differs from the country area, that includes area under inland water bodies, but excludes offshore territorial waters.
2
Statistics presented correspond to the 6th edition of the IMF Balance of Payments and International Investment Position Manual (BPM6, 2009).
e
Estimated.
q
Estimated. Data refers to 2020.
Symbols for missing values:
0
Zero means that the amount is nil or negligible
..
Not available or not separately reported
_
Not applicable
...
Not available, including no quotation
#
Non-relevant calculation
-
Not publishable
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Negative accumulation of flows; Value included in regional and global totals
Abbreviations & acronyms:
DWT:
Dead weight tons
FDI:
Foreign direct investment
GDP:
Gross domestic product
ICT:
Information and communication technology
TEU:
Twenty foot equivalent unit
US$:
United States dollar
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Generation date: 20 October 2022