Economy of Mauritania

Economy of Mauritania

Gross Domestic Product 2012[1]

GDP (purchasing power parity): $7.615 billion (2012 est.)

GDP real growth rate: 5.3% (2012 est.)

GDP per capita (PPP): $2,100 (2012 est.)

GDP composition by sector[2]

Agriculture: 16.1%

Industry: 39.1%

Services: 44.8% (2012 est.)

Inflation: 3.80% (June 2013 est.)

Currency: Mauritania Ouguiya (MRO)

Business Languages

French is the recognized national language of Mauritania. Arabic is used as the official language.


Mauritania has about 11,066 kilometers of road ways, 728 kilometers of narrow gauge railway and 28 airports. About 2,966 kilometers of road network are paved and 10 airports have paved runways.


Electricity, biomass and oil are the main sources of energy. Oil represents 60% of total energy consumption and is mainly used by the transport sector (60%) and for electricity production (30%). Mauritania has proven oil reserves of 13 Metric Tons.

Challenges in Malawi

  • Inadequate infrastructures
  • Insecurity
  • Desertification

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