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Indicators of economy in Mauritania

The essential economic performance of a country is reflected by the gross domestic product, the total of all goods and services sold. Worldwide gross domestic product in 2021 was at about 12,230 USD per capita. GDP in Mauritania, on the other hand, reached USD 2,166 per capita, or 10.00 billion USD for the whole country. Mauritania is one of the smaller economies and is currently ranked 148. If this is calculated per inhabitant, taking purchasing power parity into account, then Mauritania ranks 141st in the list of the richest countries.

Inflation in Mauritania in 2021 was around 3.57%. Within the EU, the average in the same year was 2.55 percent. In the United States, it was most recently 4.70%.

Compared with the USA, prices for daily consumer goods are around 100.0 percent lower.
The index for perceived corruption in the public sector is 28, which is rather poor by global standards.


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Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic

Overall, the gross domestic product in Mauritania in 2020 increased from 8.07 billion US dollars to 8.41 billion US dollars. Certainly, there have been shifts in numerous sectors of the economy, but a 4.2 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 percent previously to 2.4 percent now.

Unemployment rates in percentages 1991 - 2021

Economic performance 2021

 Mauritania
Total
Mauritania
per capita
EU
Total
EU
per capita
GDP10.00 bn USD2,166.05 USD17.177 tn USD33,384.92 USD
Gross national product9.02 bn USD1,954.70 USD16.895 tn USD32,835.37 USD


Development of gross domestic product in millions of USD 1970 - 2021



Imports and Exports 2021

 Mauritania
Total
Mauritania
per capita
EU
Total
EU
per capita
Imports3.67 bn USD796.25 USD8.916 tn USD17,329.02 USD
Exports2.78 bn USD603.25 USD9.554 tn USD18,569.19 USD


Development of imports and exports in millions of USD 1975 - 2021

Exports
Imports



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