Gross Fixed Capital Formation (As % of GDP) rose to 51.5% in Mauritania in 2017

Gross Fixed Capital Formation (As % of GDP) (%)
Economy | Mauritania | May 18, 2019
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Gross fixed capital formation as a share of GDP reached 51.5 % in 2017 in Mauritania, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 3.03 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, gross fixed capital formation as a share of GDP in Mauritania reached an all time high of 60.0 % in 2015 and an all time low of 6.50 % in 1974. When compared to Mauritania's main peers, gross fixed capital formation as a share of GDP in Algeria amounted to 41.4 %, 20.5 % in Mali, 28.4 % in Morocco and 24.0 % in Senegal in 2017.

Mauritania has been ranked 3rd within the group of 157 countries we follow in terms of gross fixed capital formation as a share of GDP, 40 places above the position seen 10 years ago.

Gross fixed capital formation includes: land improvements (fences, ditches, drains, and so on); purchases of plant, machinery, and equipment, and the construction of roads, railways, and the like, including schools, offices, hospitals, private residential dwellings, and commercial and industrial buildings.

Gross Fixed Capital Formation (As % of GDP) Unit 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Algeria % 31.7% 30.8% 34.2% 37.4% 42.3%
Burkina Faso % 26.4% 29.3% 31.8% 24.9% 24.7%
Gambia % 18.9% 27.8% 20.7% 20.9% 19.7%
Guinea % 23.6% 25.1% 23.4% 22.7% 24.0%
Libya % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Mali % 18.7% 14.8% 16.9% 17.9% 18.4%
Mauritania % 37.7% 50.3% 55.0% 54.3% 60.0%
Morocco % 31.5% 32.6% 30.8% 29.9% 28.4%
Niger % 38.3% 35.5% 36.0% 37.0% 38.7%
Senegal % 21.1% 20.7% 22.3% 23.7% 23.2%
Spain % 21.5% 19.8% 18.8% 19.3% 19.9%
Tunisia % 21.9% 22.5% 21.9% 20.3% 19.9%