Flag Mauritania

Econ Complexity (2018): -0.91, Rank 110 of 137

Product Exports (2018): $2.56B, Rank 130 of 222

Exports Per Capita (2018): $580, Rank 15 of 219

Product Imports (2018): $3.07B, Rank 147 of 221

Imports Per Capita (2018): $697, Rank 18 of 219

Service Exports (2015): $206M, Rank 146 of 170

Service Imports (2015): $599M, Rank 140 of 170

GDP (2018): $5.23B, CURRENT US$
Rank 155 of 196

GDP growth (2008 - 2018): 29.9%, CURRENT US$
Rank 112 of 196

GDP PC (2018): $1,189, CURRENT US$
Rank 168 of 196

GDP PC GROWTH (2008 - 2018): -2.79%, CURRENT US$
Rank 156 of 196

Overview: This page contains the latest international trade data for Mauritania, including service trade data, and tariffs. In 2018 Mauritania was the number 155 economy in the world in terms of GDP (current US$), the number 130 in total exports, the number 147 in total imports, and the number 110 most complex economy according to the Economic Complexity Index (ECI). In 2018, Mauritania exported $2.56B and imported $3.07B, resulting in a negative trade balance of -$513M. In 2018, Mauritania's exports per capita were $580 and its imports per capita were $697.

Trade: The top exports of Mauritania are Iron Ore ($628M), Non-fillet Frozen Fish ($450M), Processed Crustaceans ($443M), Gold ($384M), and Copper Ore ($195M). The top imports of Mauritania are Wheat ($131M), Palm Oil ($92.8M), Light Pure Woven Cotton ($83M), Woven Fabric of Synthetic Staple Fibers ($78.1M), and Tea ($60.6M).

Destinations: Mauritania exports mostly to China ($735M), Spain ($370M), Switzerland ($319M), Cote d'Ivoire ($159M), and Japan ($139M), and imports mostly from China ($1.04B), France ($200M), Morocco ($188M), Spain ($175M), and Belgium-Luxembourg ($133M).

Location: Mauritania borders Algeria, Mali, Morocco, and Senegal by land and Cape Verde by sea.

Yearly Exports

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Top Export (2018): Iron Ore, $628M

Top Destination (2018): China, $735M

In 2018 Mauritania exported a total of $2.56B, making it the number 130 exporter in the world. During the last five reported years the exports of Mauritania have changed by -$2.11B from $4.67B in 2013 to $2.56B in 2018.

The most recent exports are led by Iron Ore ($628M), Non-fillet Frozen Fish ($450M), Processed Crustaceans ($443M), Gold ($384M), and Copper Ore ($195M). The most common destination for the exports of Mauritania are China ($735M), Spain ($370M), Switzerland ($319M), Cote d'Ivoire ($159M), and Japan ($139M).

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Yearly Imports

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Top Import (2018): Wheat, $131M

Top Origin (2018): China, $1.04B

In 2018 Mauritania imported $3.07B, making it the number 147 trade destination in the world. During the last five reported years the imports of Mauritania changed by -$2.75B from $5.82B in 2013 to $3.07B in 2018.

The most recent imports of Mauritania are led by Wheat ($131M), Palm Oil ($92.8M), Light Pure Woven Cotton ($83M), Woven Fabric of Synthetic Staple Fibers ($78.1M), and Tea ($60.6M). The most common import partners for Mauritania are China ($1.04B), France ($200M), Morocco ($188M), Spain ($175M), and Belgium-Luxembourg ($133M).

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Mauritania Exports Services (2015): $206M

Mauritania Imports Services (2015): $599M

In 2015, Mauritania exported $206M worth of services. The top services exported by Mauritania in 2015 were Other business services ($124M), Government services, n.i.e. ($43.7M), Sea transport ($26.6M), Business travel ($4.77M), and Air transport ($4.76M).

The top services imported by Mauritania in 2015 were Miscellaneous business, professional, and technical services ($292M), Sea transport ($200M), Government services, n.i.e. ($41.9M), Air transport ($32.6M), and Business travel ($20.6M).

Trade Forecasts

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This section shows forecasts for total product exports and imports for Mauritania. The forecast is based in a long short-term memory model or LSTM constructed using yearly trade data.

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Tariffs by Product

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The top product import tariffs by their MFN Ad Valorem value for Mauritania are Acrylic & vinyl polymer based paint, varnish, in wate (20%) and Acrylic or vinyl polymer paint or varnish, non-aqueou (20%).

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*The tariffs applied to imports for Mauritania are:
136: Most Favoured Nation duty rate treatement

Economic Complexity

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Economic Complexity Ranking

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During the last 12 years Mauritania's⁩ ⁨economy has become relatively less complex, moving from the ⁩⁨107th to the 110th⁩ position in the ECI rank.

These economic complexity rankings use 6 digit exports classified according to the HS96 classification. We consider only countries with population of at least 1 million and exports of at least $1 billion, and products with world trade over $500 million. To explore different rankings and vary these parameters visit the custom rankings section.

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Most Specialized Products by RCA Index

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Mauritania has a high level of specialization in Fish Oil (241), Processed Crustaceans (170), Animal Meal and Pellets (145), Non-fillet Frozen Fish (124), and Iron Ore (47.4). Specialization is measured using RCA, an index that takes the ratio between Mauritania observed and expected exports in each product.

Most Complex Products by PCI

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The highest complexity exports of Mauritania according to the product complexity index (PCI) are Tube or hollow profile, seamless iron/steel not cast (0.12), Malt (-0.096), Fishing vessels and factory ships (-0.42), Cyanides (-0.49), and Animal or vegetable fertilizers, in packs >10 kg (-0.67). PCI measures the knowledge intensity of a product by considering the knowledge intensity of its exporters.

Export Opportunities by Relatedness

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The top export opportunities for Mauritania according to the relatedness index, are Crude Petroleum (0.066), Tropical Fruits (0.052), Other Oily Seeds (0.051), Petroleum Gas (0.05), and Other Ores (0.048). Relatedness measures the distance between a country's current exports and each product. The barchart show only products that Mauritania is not specialized in.

The product space is a network connecting products that are likely to be co-exported. The product space can be used to predict future exports, since countries are more likely to start exporting products that are related to current exports. Relatedness measures the distance between a product, and all of the products it is currently specialized in.

Diversification Frontier

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The Complexity-Relatedness diagram compares the risk and the strategic value of a country's potential export oppotunities. Relatedness is a predictive of the probability that a country increases its exports in a product. Complexity, is associated with higher levels of income, economic growth, less income inequality, and lower emissions.