Annual International Trade Statistics by Country (HS02)
Publication date: 2021-11-14
Reporting period: 2002 - 2020
Timeseries: 177 million
Source:UN Comtrade
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Mauritania | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Value (US$) and Value Growth, YoY (%) | 2009 - 2020

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TOTAL. ALL COMMODITIESMauritaniaWorldExportsValue (US$)725,370,083.002,457,998,771.002,623,807,385.002,462,517,241.002,139,810,563.001,622,761,598.001,989,430,771.002,051,854,542.002,266,469,717.002,536,731,246.00
Value Growth, YoY (%)238.866.74-6.14-13.1022.593.1310.4511.92
ImportsValue (US$)1,726,532,299.002,452,705,805.002,970,620,182.003,978,492,178.003,641,758,272.002,173,837,838.003,522,418,198.003,183,164,116.003,519,829,183.002,858,958,134.00
Value Growth, YoY (%)42.0521.1133.92-8.4662.03-9.6310.57-18.77

The value of merchandise exports from Mauritania totalled $ 2.53 billion in 2020. Merchandise exports from Mauritania increased by 11.9% compared to 2019. Goods exports grew up by $ 270 million in 2020 (the value of merchandise exports from Mauritania amounted to $2.26 billion in 2019)

Mauritania's exports 2020 by country

Top export destinations of commodities from Mauritania in 2020:

  • China with a share of 39% (999 million US$)
  • Canada with a share of 11.6% (294 million US$)
  • Spain with a share of 7.62% (193 million US$)
  • Italy with a share of 5.28% (134 million US$)
  • Japan with a share of 5.02% (127 million US$)
  • Russia with a share of 3.94% (100 million US$)
  • Switzerland with a share of 3.68% (93 million US$)
  • Germany with a share of 3.68% (93 million US$)
  • Australia with a share of 3.05% (77 million US$)
  • Côte d`Ivoire with a share of 2.98% (75 million US$)

Exports structure from Mauritania in 2020 represented by the following main commodity groups:

  • 48% (1.24 billion US$): 26 - Ores, slag and ash
  • 19.2% (488 million US$): 03 - Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates
  • 14.1% (359 million US$): 71 - Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones, precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin
  • 7.38% (187 million US$): 16 - Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates
  • 5.64% (143 million US$): 23 - Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed
  • 1.51% (38 million US$): 15 - Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes
  • 1.15% (29 million US$): 28 - Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare earth metals, of radioactive elements or of isotopes
  • 0.546% (13.8 million US$): 84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
  • 0.39% (9.91 million US$): 27 - Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
  • 0.214% (5.45 million US$): 31 - Fertilizers

What did Mauritania export in 2020?

Mauritania's Top Exports in 2020:

  • 40% ($1.01 billion): 2601 - Iron ores and concentrates, including roasted iron pyrites.
  • 14.1% ($359 million): 7108 - Gold (including gold plated with platinum) unwrought or in semi-manufactured forms, or in powder form.
  • 13.1% ($333 million): 0303 - Fish, frozen, excluding fish fillets and other fish meat of heading 03.04.
  • 8.86% ($224 million): 2603 - Copper ores and concentrates.
  • 7.1% ($180 million): 1605 - Crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates, prepared or preserved.
  • 5.64% ($143 million): 2301 - Flours, meals and pellets, of meat or meat offal, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates, unfit for human consumption; greaves.
  • 4.6% ($116 million): 0307 - Molluscs, whether in shell or not, live, fresh, chilled, frozen, dried, salted or in brine; aquatic invertebrates other than crustaceans and molluscs, live, fresh, chilled, frozen, dried, salted or in brine; flours, meals and pellets of aquatic invertebrates other than crustaceans, fit for human consumption.
  • 1.51% ($38 million): 1504 - Fats and oils and their fractions, of fish or marine mammals, whether or not refined, but not chemically modified.
  • 1.13% ($28 million): 2821 - Iron oxides and hydroxides; earth colours containing 70 % or more by weight of combined iron evaluated as Fe2O3.
  • 0.616% ($15.6 million): 0306 - Crustaceans, whether in shell or not, live, fresh, chilled, frozen, dried, salted or in brine; crustaceans, in shell, cooked by steaming or by boiling in water, whether or not chilled, frozen, dried, salted or in brine; flours, meals and pellets of crustaceans, fit for human consumption.

The value of merchandise imports to Mauritania totalled $ 2.85 billion in 2020. Overall commodity imports to Mauritania decreased by 18.7% compared to 2019. Merchandise imports decreased by $ 660 million (the value of merchandise imports to Mauritania was equal to $3.51 billion in 2019)

Mauritania's imports 2020 by country

Top trading partners (import sources) of Mauritania in 2020:

  • Spain with a share of 14.5% (416 million US$)
  • United Arab Emirates with a share of 14.2% (406 million US$)
  • France with a share of 8.36% (239 million US$)
  • China with a share of 8.29% (237 million US$)
  • Belgium with a share of 6.78% (193 million US$)
  • Russia with a share of 6.03% (172 million US$)
  • Netherlands with a share of 4.03% (115 million US$)
  • Brazil with a share of 3.4% (97 million US$)
  • Turkey with a share of 3.14% (89 million US$)
  • Morocco with a share of 2.92% (83 million US$)

Imports structure to Mauritania in 2020 represented by the following main commodity groups:

  • 28% (828 million US$): 27 - Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
  • 11.1% (319 million US$): 84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
  • 7.39% (211 million US$): 10 - Cereals
  • 6.02% (172 million US$): 17 - Sugars and sugar confectionery
  • 5.84% (167 million US$): 15 - Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes
  • 4.96% (142 million US$): 87 - Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof
  • 4.04% (115 million US$): 73 - Articles of iron or steel
  • 3.16% (90 million US$): 85 - Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles
  • 2.84% (81 million US$): 04 - Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included
  • 2.44% (69 million US$): 07 - Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers

What did Mauritania import in 2020?

Mauritania's Top Imports in 2020:

  • 27% ($787 million): 2710 - Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals, other than crude; preparations not elsewhere specified or included, containing by weight 70 % or more of petroleum oils or of oils obtained from bituminous minerals, these oils being the basic constituents of the preparations; waste oils.
  • 6.39% ($182 million): 1001 - Wheat and meslin.
  • 5.98% ($171 million): 1701 - Cane or beet sugar and chemically pure sucrose, in solid form.
  • 5.38% ($153 million): 1507 - Soya-bean oil and its fractions, whether or not refined, but not chemically modified.
  • 4.54% ($130 million): 8431 - Parts suitable for use solely or principally with the machinery of headings 84.25 to 84.30.
  • 2.11% ($60 million): 8703 - Motor cars and other motor vehicles principally designed for the transport of persons (other than those of heading 87.02), including station wagons and racing cars.
  • 2.01% ($57 million): 0402 - Milk and cream, concentrated or containing added sugar or other sweetening matter.
  • 1.48% ($42 million): 8704 - Motor vehicles for the transport of goods.
  • 1.37% ($39 million): 2523 - Portland cement, aluminous cement, slag cement, supersulphate cement and similar hydraulic cements, whether or not coloured or in the form of clinkers.
  • 1.36% ($39 million): 7308 - Structures (excluding prefabricated buildings of heading 94.06) and parts of structures (for example, bridges and bridge?sections, lock?gates, towers, lattice masts, roofs, roofing frame?works, doors and windows and their frames and thresholds for doors, shutters, balustrades, pillars and columns), of iron or steel; plates, rods, angles, shapes, sections, tubes and the like, prepared for use in structures, of iron or steel.

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Mauritania | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Value (US$) and Value Growth, YoY (%) | 2009 - 2020