Mauritania's flag    Mauritania


Official language: Arabic
Currency: Mauritanian Ouguiya
Capital City: Nouakchott
Area: 1030700km2
Subregional membership(s): North Africa, Arab Maghreb Union (AMU), Least developed countires, Non-Oil Producing, Non-Oil LDCs, Mineral-rich countries, Community of Sahel-Saharan States (CEN-SAD) , Sub-Saharan Africa, Sahel Countries


4775.1K
2021

Mid-year population
5.0B
2017

GDP at current prices, USD

Under five mortality rate
100.4
2019

Primary enrolment ratio
Population and migration
United Nations Population Division, United Nations Population Fund
Indicator2013201420152016201720182019202020212022
Annual rate of change of the migrant stock (%)134.7018.10
Average annual population growth rate - Total (%)29.4029.1028.8028.4028.0027.6027.2026.8026.40
Average annual population growth rate - Urban (%)35.4035.4032.0032.0032.00
Life expectancy at birth - Female (years)650.7653.3655.8658.2660.6662.9665.2667.3669.4
Life expectancy at birth - Male (years)616.1619.4622.5625.5628.3630.8633.0635.0636.7
Life expectancy at birth - Total (years)633.7636.5639.4642.1644.6647.0649.2651.3653.2
Migrants as a percentage of the international migrant stock - 0-4 (%)161.40130.40
Migrants as a percentage of the international migrant stock - 10-14 (%)92.2082.10
Migrants as a percentage of the international migrant stock - 15-19 (%)89.0081.40
Migrants as a percentage of the international migrant stock - 20-24 (%)103.90101.80
Migrants as a percentage of the international migrant stock - 25-29 (%)100.20109.90
Migrants as a percentage of the international migrant stock - 30-34 (%)83.5096.40
Migrants as a percentage of the international migrant stock - 35-39 (%)65.5076.00
Migrants as a percentage of the international migrant stock - 40-44 (%)49.9059.00
Migrants as a percentage of the international migrant stock - 45-49 (%)36.1046.40
Migrants as a percentage of the international migrant stock - 5-9 (%)122.30105.10
Migrants as a percentage of the international migrant stock - 50-54 (%)26.1033.30
Migrants as a percentage of the international migrant stock - 55-59 (%)21.8025.40
Migrants as a percentage of the international migrant stock - 60-64 (%)14.2018.00
Migrants as a percentage of the international migrant stock - 65+ (%)33.9034.70
Population - Female (%)499.40499.10498.90498.70498.50498.20498.00497.80
Population - Female (thousands)19,06319,62120,18820,76321,34721,93822,53923,14723,763
Population - Male (%)500.60500.90501.10501.30501.50501.80502.00502.20
Population - Male (thousands)19,11219,68820,27520,87321,47922,09522,71823,35023,988
Population - Total (thousands)38,17539,30940,46341,63542,82644,03345,25746,49747,751
Population - Urban (%)493.00502.00511.00520.00528.00537.00545.00553.00
Population - Urban (%)493.00502.00511.00520.00528.00
Population - Urban (thousands)19,46020,40021,37022,35023,350
Total fertility rate (per woman)48.547.947.446.846.245.645.044.544.0
Health
Economic Commission for Africa, United Nations Statistics Division, World Health Organization
Indicator2013201420152016201720182019202020212022
Percentage of children under-five and underweight (%)
Percentage of children under-five and underweight (%)
Percentage of mothers provided at least one antenatal care - Total (%)840.00840.00
Prevalence of underweight children under-five years of age - Total (%)
Proportion of 1 year-old children immunised against measles (%)800.00
Proportion of population below minimum level of dietary energy consumption (%)64.0058.0056.00
Proportion of the population using improved sanitation facilities - Total (%)400.00400.00400.00
Education
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Statistics Division
Indicator2013201420152016201720182019202020212022
Adult literacy rate - Female (%)415.70
Adult literacy rate - Male (%)626.00
Adult literacy rate - Total (%)521.00
Gross enrolment ratio in primary - Female (%)980.10998.301,070997.80998.101,0281,036
Gross enrolment ratio in primary - Male (%)935.20945.401,021939.70936.00971.10973.60
Gross enrolment ratio in primary - Total (%)957.30971.501,045968.30966.60998.901,004
Gross enrolment ratio in secondary - Female (%)281.50283.30302.70322.00326.30371.40404.50
Gross enrolment ratio in secondary - Male (%)300.70309.90325.40331.40325.00365.40384.00
Gross enrolment ratio in secondary - Total (%)291.30296.80314.20326.80325.70368.30394.10
Gross enrolment ratio in teritiary - Female (%)32.6036.4034.8032.30
Gross enrolment ratio in teritiary - Male (%)73.5072.4068.6064.00
Gross enrolment ratio in teritiary - Total (%)53.3054.7052.0048.40
Gross graduation Ratio from Primary education - Female (%)229.70349.70
Gross graduation Ratio from Primary education - Male (%)248.30361.50
Gross graduation Ratio from Primary education - Total (%)238.30354.40383.80376.40
Literacy rates of 15-24 years old - Total (%)626.30
Mean years of schooling - Total (years)38.038.0
Net enrolment rate in primary education - Female (%)737.50755.70727.10776.20
Net enrolment rate in primary education - Male (%)704.40721.30690.80739.00
Net enrolment rate in primary education - Total (%)720.70738.20792.10708.70757.30
Net enrolment rate in secondary education - Female (%)197.70219.40233.30273.10248.70
Net enrolment rate in secondary education - Male (%)228.80238.50249.00257.70255.10
Net enrolment rate in secondary education - Total (%)213.40229.00241.30265.30252.00
Primary school enrollment - Female (number)2,870,9402,998,5203,194,4603,054,8103,139,0703,322,4803,442,940
Primary school enrollment - Male (number)2,818,5902,923,9703,133,1502,958,8303,027,4003,230,1303,331,640
Primary school enrollment - Total (number)5,689,5305,922,4906,327,6106,013,6406,166,4706,552,6106,774,580
Pupil-teacher ratio, primary education - Total (rate)353.8343.8358.1363.7363.5342.8
Pupil-teacher ratio, secondary education - Total (rate)330.9335.5263.7237.1259.2
Pupil-teacher ratio, tertiary education - Total (rate)429.5
Ratio of girls to boys in primary education (ratio)10.210.510.610.710.610.6
Ratio of girls to boys in secondary education (ratio)9.19.39.710.010.210.5
Ratio of girls to boys in tertiary education (ratio)4.3
Ratio of school attendance rate of orphans to school attendance rate of non orphans (%)
School life Expectancy in Primary - Female (years)60.861.863.959.760.4
School life Expectancy in Primary - Male (years)58.158.460.956.057.1
School life Expectancy in Primary - Total (years)59.460.162.457.858.7
School life Expectancy in Secondary - Female (years)20.620.421.022.222.6
School life Expectancy in Secondary - Male (years)21.922.422.623.023.7
School life Expectancy in Secondary - Total (years)21.321.421.822.623.2
School life Expectancy in Tertiary - Female (years)2.12.12.01.8
School life Expectancy in Tertiary - Male (years)4.54.24.03.7
School life Expectancy in Tertiary - Total (years)3.33.23.02.8
Survival Rate to the last grade in Primary - Female (%)
Survival Rate to the last grade in Primary - Male (%)
Survival Rate to the last grade in Primary - Total (%)711.60
National accounts
United Nations Statistics Division
Indicator2013201420152016201720182019202020212022
Expenditure on GDP at current purchaser's values - current USD (billions)56.453.648.347.549.9
Expenditure on GDP at current purchaser's values - National Currency (billions)16,95816,26515,69016,72617,869
Prices
Economic Commission for Africa, International Monetary Fund (IMF)
Indicator2013201420152016201720182019202020212022
Consumer price index, All item, 2010=1001,1551,1951,2341,2521,2811,3201,3501,383
Inflation rate (percentage change of CPI over same period of previous year)41.3035.3032.4014.9022.8030.5023.00
inflation rate: end of period price indices percentage change over previous year44.9046.8012.7028.5012.4031.1027.1018.20
Inflation, average, percentage change over previous period41.3035.3032.4014.9022.8030.5023.0023.90
Inflation, average, percentage change over previous period44.9050.00-28.3027.7015.9030.5023.1022.6024.1035.00
Inflation, end of period consumer prices (%)44.9050.00-28.3027.7015.9030.5023.1022.6024.10
Inflation, end of period consumer prices (index)1,5601,6381,5921,6361,662
Energy
African Union Commission, United Nations Statistics Division, U.S. Energy Information Administration
Indicator2013201420152016201720182019202020212022
Coal - Production, Tonnes (thousands)0.00.00.0
Electricity - Consumption (Giga watt hours)3,9304,3204,5004,5904,690
Electricity - Consumption (Giga watt hours)7,062
Electricity - total biofuels and waste production (Giga watt hours)00000
Electricity - total fossil fules production (Giga watt hours)3,3454,7904,9805,1905,400
Electricity - total fossil fules production (Giga watt hours)4,700
Electricity - total hydro production (Giga watt hours)1,4161,8301,8401,9902,170
Electricity - total hydro production (Giga watt hours)
Electricity - total Solar wind tide wave production (Giga watt hours)290.9250259272
Electricity - total thermal production (Giga watt hours)8,4108,74510,21810,23010,990
Oil - Consumption (metric tons)7,9207,8307,6307,8508,080
Total electricity installed capacity - kilowatt hours (thousands)3,2503,3405,4105,580
Total electricity installed capacity - kilowatt hours (thousands)2.32.44.44.65.15.76.1
Total electricity production (Giga watt hours)5,0526,8707,0907,4507,860
Total electricity production (Giga watt hours)7,900
Tourism
World Bank, World Tourism Organization
Indicator2013201420152016201720182019202020212022
International tourism expenditures - current USD (millions)1,0501,120730.0740.0
International tourism receipts (% of total exports)17.618.91919.8
International tourism receipts - current USD (millions)500.0420.0310.0330.0240.060.0
Rooms in hotels and similar establishments (thousands)
Transport

Indicator2013201420152016201720182019202020212022
Paved Road (% of total) (%)
Total length of railways (kilometre)7,2807,280
Information society
International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
Indicator2013201420152016201720182019202020212022
Fixed telephone lines (per 100 inhabitants) (%)14.1013.1012.7012.8013.3013.6013.70
Internet users per 100 inhabitants (%)62.00107.00152.00180.00208.00
Mobile telephone subscribers (number)39,881,95037,533,30036,444,83036,141,72040,741,57047,108,000
Mobile telephone subscribers (per 100 inhabitants) (%)1,045954.80900.70868.10951.301,0371,041
International trade
International Road Federation, World Bank
Indicator2013201420152016201720182019202020212022
Banking, insurance, financial statistics
International Monetary Fund (IMF), United Nations Statistics Division
Indicator2013201420152016201720182019202020212022
Deposit rate (%) (%)
Exchange rate, period average (national currency per USD)3,0073,0273,247
Exchange rate, period average (national currency per USD)300.70302.70324.70352.40357.90356.80366.90
Interest rate - Lending (%)
Government finance fiscal and public sector statistics
World Bank, International Monetary Fund (IMF)
Indicator2013201420152016201720182019202020212022
Debt service ratio - Per export (ratio)57.199.2126.8134.5132.4
Fiscal deficit (% of GDP)-24.41.35.334.226.429.7-20.00.7
Net ODA - current USD (millions)2,9472,6073,1802,9412,845
Net ODA - Per capita (current USD)746.9641.5760.3683.7643.5
Total external debt - as % of GDP (%)510.60603.10587.50565.50551.00613.90565.40595.30562.70616.30
Balance of payments
International Monetary Fund (IMF), United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), Economic Commission for Africa
Indicator2013201420152016201720182019202020212022
Capital Account net - current USD (billions)0.00.20.30.10.1
Compensation of employees - current USD (millions)-2,551.1-1,885.6-1,715.8
Current account balance - as % of GDP (%)-220.50-272.80-197.60-148.70-100.30
Current account balance - current USD (millions)-12,617.6-14,731.2-9,559.5-7,067.9-7,090.0
Errors and omissions - current USD (millions)-3,067.2-590.3-1,337.6
Financial Account net - current USD (millions)-15,635.8-15,161.2-10,584.7
Inward flows of Foreign Direct investment - Flow, current USD (millions)11,2575,0105,0212,7123,296
Inward flows of Foreign Direct investment - Stock, current USD (millions)54,75259,76364,78467,500
Outward flows of Foreign Direct investment - Flow, current USD (millions)186.2277.52.110.496.6
Outward flows of Foreign Direct investment - Stock, current USD (millions)429.3723.0802.7989.3
Primary income (Net) - current USD (millions)-1,964.8-2,531.0-1,800.7-1,165.1-160.6
Secondary income (Net) - current USD (millions)1,4081,1381,7812,4462,511
Services Balance - current USD (millions)-8,131.6-6,215.3-3,945.7-3,354.6-5,724.8
Trade balance - as % of GDP (%)-140.00
Trade balance - current USD (millions)-3,928.6-7,123.3-5,594.4-4,993.8-3,715.5
Environment
United Nations Statistics Division, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
Indicator2013201420152016201720182019202020212022
Carbon Dioxide Emission - metric tons (thousands)
Consumption of ozone-depleting CFCs in ODP (metric tons)204.00
Forest Area as % of Land Area (%)2.00
Land area covered by forest (%)