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Trade in Mauritania

Mauritania was the world’s 130th largest exporter of goods and 158th largest exporter of commercial services in 2022. Export values were $3.78 billion and $219 million USD respectively. Mauritania’s top export category was Fuels and mining products, followed by Agricultural products, and Manufactures. In 2022, Mauritania’s main export destination markets for goods and services trade were to China, Switzerland and Canada, with trade representing 103.95 per cent of GDP. In terms of imports, Mauritania is the world’s 145th largest importer of goods and 129th largest importer of commercial services. Import values were $5.12 billion and $1.36 billion USD respectively in 2022. Mauritania’s top import category was Manufactures, followed by Fuels and mining products and Agricultural products. Leading import partners were Spain, United Arab Emirates and France.
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General Information

This section includes general information on the economy, legal system, official languages and links to additional demographic information.

Official Name

Islamic Republic of Mauritania





WTO Membership Date

31 May 1995

Legal System

mixed legal system of Islamic and French civil law



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Additional Information

Financial Information

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Contact Information

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Business Support Organizations

  • Direction de la Normalisation et de la Promotion de la Qualité

    Regulatory/Standards agency (i.e Quality)

    [email protected]
  • Direction Générale de la Promotion du Secteur Privé

    Investment promotion agency

    [email protected]

Copyright Offices

  • Cultural Cooperation and Intellectual Property Department

  • Directorate of Culture and Arts

  • Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports

Industrial Property Offices

  • Directorate of Industry

  • Ministry of Commerce, Industry, Handicraft and Tourism

SPS Enquiry Points

Sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) enquiry points are government agencies designated to answer questions about trade requirements.
  • Direction de la Protection du Commerce Extérieur
    Phone: +(222) 524 3360

    BP 182

    [email protected]

Additional Information

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Last Reviewed: June, 2024

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