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Mauritania Economic Outlook

The decline in iron ore prices resulted in weak growth of 0.8% in 2014 and 1.7% in 2015, but 2017 brought recovery, with growth estimated at 3.6% and projected to be 3% in 2018 and 4.6% in 2019, due to a revival in the public investment program, structural reforms, recovery in metal prices, and exploitation of recently discovered offshore gas deposits. In 2017, growth was driven by construction, agriculture, fishing, and land use, as well as gold and copper mining.

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Key Facts

Capital: Nouakchott
Area: 1,026,700 sq km
Total Population 2017: 4.3 Million
Urban Population 2017: 73.50%
Female Population 2017: 49.70%
GDP: US$ 5.8 Billion
GNI Per Capita 2015: US$ 1,360
Inflation Rate: 2.20%
Crude Birth Rate (per 1000): 32.20%
Human Development Index (rank / 188): 157
Human Development Index (scale 0 to 1): 0.513
Membership Date: 10/09/1964
Cumulative Approvals (1967-2016): UA 535.1 Million

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Mauritanie Liaison Office

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

Mr Marcellin Ndong Ntah, resident country economist

Regional Development, Integration and Business Delivery Office (RDIB)

Director General, Mr. Mohamed El Azizi

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

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

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