Overview: In 2019 Mauritania was the number 146 economy in the world in terms of GDP (current US$), the number 119 in total exports, the number 140 in total imports,
the number 148 economy in terms of GDP per capita (current US$) and the number 130 most complex economy according to the Economic Complexity Index (ECI).
Exports: The top exports of Mauritania are Iron Ore ($1.68B), Non-fillet Frozen Fish ($692M), Gold ($600M), Molluscs ($377M), and Processed Crustaceans ($368M), exporting mostly to China ($1.42B), Switzerland ($549M), Spain ($409M), Japan ($398M), and Italy ($225M).
Imports: The top imports of Mauritania are Special Purpose Ships ($160M), Planes, Helicopters, and/or Spacecraft ($136M), Wheat ($127M), Raw Sugar ($97.9M), and Refined Petroleum ($94.9M), importing mostly from China ($1.08B), France ($255M), Spain ($247M), Morocco ($205M), and United Arab Emirates ($197M).
Location: Mauritania borders Algeria, Mali, Morocco, and Senegal by land and Cape Verde by sea.