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Indicators of economy in Mauritania

The essential economic performance of a country is reflected by the gross domestic product. So the total of all goods and services sold. Worldwide gross domestic product in 2021 was at about 12.259 USD per capita. GDP in Mauritania, on the other hand, reached USD 1.723 per capita, or 8.23 billion USD in the whole country. Mauritania is one of the smaller economies and is currently ranked 152. If this is calculated per inhabitant taking into account the purchasing power parity, then Mauritania is in the list of the world's richest countries in place 133.

Inflation in Mauritania was in 2020 at around 2.39%. Within the EU, the average in the same year was 2.55%. In the United States, it was most recently 4.70%.

Compared with the USA, prices for daily consumer goods are around 100.0% lower.
The Corruption Perceptions Index for the public sector counts 67 and is compared to other countries moderate.


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Impact of the Covid-19 pandemic

Overall, the gross domestic product in Mauritania in 2020 increased from 7.89 billion US Dollar to 7.92 billion US Dollar. Certainly, there have been shifts in numerous sectors of the economy, but a 0.33 percent increase has been rather unusual this year. While most countries have suffered significant losses, Mauritania has certainly held its own. The tourism sector alone slumped by around 53 percent. The unemployment rate rose from 10.4 to 11.3 percent. The consumer inflation rate has risen from 2.3% previously to 2.4% now.

Unemployment rates in percent 1991 - 2021

Economic performance 2021

 Mauritania
Total
Mauritania
per capita
EU
Total
EU
per capita
GDP8.23 bn USD1,723.01 USD17.09 tn USD33,228.68 USD
Gross national product8.25 bn USD1,727.10 USD16.78 tn USD32,621.03 USD


Development of gross domestic product in million US Dollar 1970 - 2021



Im- and Exports 2020

 Mauritania
Total
Mauritania
per capita
EU
Total
EU
per capita
Imports3.67 bn USD769.55 USD8,916.24 bn USD17,337.55 USD
Exports2.78 bn USD583.01 USD9,554.34 bn USD18,578.33 USD


Development of imports and exports in millions of USD 1975 - 2020

Exports
Imports



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