Mauritania Trade

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Overall Exports and Imports

Exports (in US$ Mil) 2,829
No. Of products 269
No. Of partners 97
Imports (in US$ Mil) 2,744
No. Of products 2,295
No. Of partners 138

Trade Indicator

HH Market concentration index0.20
Index of export market penetration1.63
World Growth-3.91
Country Growth-0.44

Service Indicators 2020

Service imports (BoP, current US$)...
Service exports (BoP, current US$)...
Imports of goods and services (% of GDP)49.53
Exports of goods and services (% of GDP)41.14

Mauritania top 5 Export and Import partners

Market Trade (US$ Mil) Partner share(%)
China960 33.93
Switzerland484 17.09
Canada283 10.00
Spain186 6.57
Italy129 4.55
Exporter Trade (US$ Mil) Partner share(%)
Spain400 14.58
United Arab Emirates390 14.22
France232 8.44
China226 8.22
Belgium186 6.79

Mauritania Exports and Imports of Product Groups

Product Categories Exports Imports
Export(US$ Mil) Product share(%) Import(US$ Mil) Prod share(%) Weighted Average (%)
Raw materials1,554 54.93 319 11.61 14.32
Intermediate goods1,063 37.57 376 13.70 13.32
Consumer goods194 6.86 1,585 57.78 14.66
Capital goods18 0.64 464 16.92 7.68

Top 5 Products exports imports at HS 6 digit level

Non-agglomerated iro ...944,680.83
Gold in oth semi-man ...393,659.30
Gold in unwrought fo ...344,667.53
Frozen salmonidae (e ...306,222.37
Copper ores and conc ...215,806.51
Petroleum oils, etc, ...756,453.19
Cane or beet sugar, ...160,067.86
Spelt, common wheat ...157,045.79
Soya-bean oil (excl. ...147,623.88
Parts of cranes, wor ...93,644.04

Tariff and Trade Barriers for Mauritania

Tariffs 2020

No. Of Tariff Agreement 1
Simple Average (%) 13.21
Duty Free Imports (US$ Thousand) 203,622.49
Maximum Rate (%) 35
Weighted Average (%) 12.19
Duty Free Tariff Lines Share (%) 2.54

Overall Trade Restrictiveness Index (OTRI)

Overall Trade Restrictiveness Index - MFN Tariff...
Overall Trade Restrictiveness Index - Applied Tariff...

Services Service Policy Restrictive Database (SPRD)

Services Trade Restrictions Index - Over All...

Non-Tariff Measures (NTM)

No Of NTM Measures...
No Of NTM Affected Products (HS 6 Digit)...

Temporary Trade Barriers Database (TTDB)

Temporary Trade Barriers in Effect - Simple Average...
Temporary Trade Barriers in Effect - Weighted Average...

World Development Indicators (WDI)

2020 WDI »
GDP (current US$ Mil)7,779
GNI per capita, Atlas method (current US$)1,640.00
Trade Balance (current US$ Mil)-652.00
Trade Balance (% of GDP)-8.39

Doing Business

2019 Doing Business »
Ease of Doing Business Rank152
Trading Across Borders Rank144

Country Policy and Institutional Assessment (CPIA)

2018 CPIA »
CPIA Trade Ratings4

Logistics Performance Index (LPI)

2016 LPI »
LPI Score1.87
LPI Rank157