Foreign trade as a share of GDP reached 111 % in 2017 in Mauritania, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 10.5 % more than in the previous year.
Historically, foreign trade as a share of GDP in Mauritania reached an all time high of 141 % in 1985 and an all time low of 38.3 % in 1960. When compared to Mauritania's main peers, foreign trade as a share of GDP in Algeria amounted to 56.1 %, 61.8 % in Mali, 83.7 % in Morocco and 57.1 % in Senegal in 2017.
Mauritania has been ranked 40th within the group of 165 countries we follow in terms of foreign trade as a share of GDP, 12 places above the position seen 10 years ago.
Trade is the sum of exports and imports of goods and services measured as a share of gross domestic product.