International Trade in Mauritania

International Trade in Mauritania

The recent discovery of offshore oil fields and their exploitation, which began in February 2006, has deeply modified the profile and the economic dynamics of the country. The GDP's growth rate, which since 2000 had  a tendency to run out of steam, oscillating between 2 and 5%, experienced... Read more

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    Scomat Logistics Group

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    Chemical Sales and Distribution, Mauritania

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Overview About International Trade in Mauritania

Main Industry Sectors

Mauritania has been a market economy only since the last decade. It is currently going through a deep transformation. The country possesses iron mines and maritime coasts which count among the richest in fish in the world. The country's production is dominated by iron ore and industrial fishing. Livestock cattle farming is the traditional Mauritanian sector practiced by the nomads and it also represents an important field of activity. 
The country also counts with significant mining and oil resources, which constitute an emerging market in full development.

 

Economic Overview

The recent discovery of offshore oil fields and their exploitation, which began in February 2006, has deeply modified the profile and the economic dynamics of the country. The GDP's growth rate, which since 2000 had  a tendency to run out of steam, oscillating between 2 and 5%, experienced an exceptional growth in 2006.  As a consequence, the GDP per capita almost doubled between 2004 and 2006.  However, the growth rate dropped again in 2008 and the country entered into recession in 2009.  As a fact, the decrease of foreign demand along with a national political crisis, had a negative impact

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