Mauritania

  • Key Indicators

    Summary Statistics
    Region: Western Africa  
    Surface Area (sq. km) 2014: 1030700                 
    Population 2016: 4167000
    Population Density (per sq. km) 2016: 4.0           
    Capital city: Nouakchott                 
    Capital city population 2015: 968000          
    Currency: Ouguiya (MRO)           
     
    Economic Indicators
    GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2014: 5092     
    GDP growth rate (annual %, const. 2005 prices) 2014: 6.4                
    GDP per capita (current US$) 2014: 1282.8             
    Economy: Agriculture (% of GVA) 2014: 20.6         
    Economy: Industry (% of GVA) 2014: 44.5              
    Economy: Services and other activity (% of GVA) 2014: 35.0          
    Unemployment (% of labor force) 2014: 30.9, Estimate.  
    Labor force participation (female/male pop. %) 2014: 29.0/65.2, Estimate.  
    CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2014: 214, 2013.  
    Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2014: 120, 2013.  
    Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2014: 120, 2013.  
    Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2014: -1535  
    Exports (million US$) 2015: 2139.8, 2014.
    Major trading partners (% of exports) 2015: China (32.7), Switzerland (17.1), Spain (6.6) 2014.  
    Major trading partners (% of imports) 2015: United States (23.7), United Arab Emirates (18.5), France (10.0) 2014.
     
    Source: World Statistics Pocketbook | United Nations Statistics Division

    1. Quarterly review of Mauritania's foreign trade 1st quarter 2017 - National Statistical Office
    2. 2017-1 IPI Publication Bilingual
    3. National Consumer Price Index
    4. Note T2 2017

    Source: ONS Mauritania

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