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Mauritania Economic Outlook

  • Despite poor international conditions, notably a sharp drop in the price of iron – the country’s main export – the economy grew an estimated 6.4% in 2014, the third year running that it has been above 5%.
  • The short and medium-term outlook remains good, thanks to satisfactory macroeconomic policies, structural reforms, increased public investment and plans for greater production capacity in the extractive sector.
  • Encouragement of inclusive growth includes reducing spatial and other inequalities, a priority for better territorial governance.

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Key Facts

Capital: Nouakchott
Area: 1,026,700 sq km
Total Population 2015: 3.9 Million
Urban Population 2015: 42.01%
Female Population 2015: 49.64%
GDP: US$ 4.5 Billion
GNI Per Capita 2015: US$ 1,110
Inflation Rate: 4.09%
Crude Birth Rate (per 1000): 34.07%
Human Development Index (rank / 187): 155
Human Development Index (scale 0 to 1): 0.467
Membership Date: 10/09/1964
Cumulative Approvals (1967-2015): UA 513.2 Million

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Bureau de Liaison de la Mauritanie

C/O Ministère des Affaires Economiques et du Développement
3ème étage – Tevragh Zeina (derrière le Palais des Congrès)
B.P. 7653
Nouakchott, Mauritanie

M. Marcellin Ndong Ntah, économiste pays résident

Department North Africa Region

Director North Africa Region, Mr. Jacob Kolster

African Development Bank Group
Immeuble Zahrabed
Avenue du Dollar, Les Berges Du Lac II, Tunis 1053, Tunisia

Tel: (+216) 71102953
Fax: (+216) 71194523