Mauritania is the 93rd largest export economy in the world and the 86th most complex economy according to the Economic Complexity Index (ECI). In 2016, Mauritania exported $1.62B and imported $2.17B, resulting in a negative trade balance of $554M. In 2016 the GDP of Mauritania was $4.63B and its GDP per capita was $3.85k.
The top exports of Mauritania are Iron Ore ($487M), Molluscs ($245M), Gold ($227M), Non-fillet Frozen Fish ($206M) and Copper Ore ($198M), using the 1992 revision of the HS (Harmonized System) classification. Its top imports are Refined Petroleum ($391M), Tug Boats ($221M), Excavation Machinery ($136M), Wheat ($85.3M) and Special Purpose Ships ($60.9M).
The top export destinations of Mauritania are China ($599M), Switzerland ($219M), Spain ($144M), Japan ($122M) and Russia ($78.4M). The top import origins are China ($869M), Morocco ($172M), France ($163M), Spain ($126M) and Brazil ($119M).