On this page you will find beneficial information regarding foreign direct investment in / trading with Mauritania. If you are interested in exploring trade or investment possibilities in the country, feel free to contact the International Trade Council team. Additionally, we encourage you to engage with the official government investment agency featured on this page.

It is important to note that while the statistics presented on this page were understood to be accurate at the time of publication, they are subject to change over time. Please consult your ITC Trade Commissioner for up-to-date information.

Type of Government: Military Junta
Population: 4.614 million (2021)
GDP: 9.996 billion USD (2021)
Corporate Tax Rate: 25%
Personal Income Tax Rate: 40%
Major Exports: Iron Ore ($2.02B), Gold ($606M), Processed Crustaceans ($349M), Non-fillet Frozen Fish ($348M), and Copper Ore ($313M), exporting mostly to China ($1.76B), Spain ($389M), Canada ($337M), Turkey ($278M), and Japan ($278M).
Major Imports: Gold ($402M), Wheat ($172M), Cars ($170M), Palm Oil ($159M), and Unpackaged Medicaments ($157M), importing mostly from China ($947M), Turkey ($556M), France ($377M), United Arab Emirates ($308M), and Morocco ($282M).