Production of dates reached 22,383 tonnes in 2016 in Mauritania, according to Faostat. This is 2.25 % more than in the previous year.
Historically, production of dates in Mauritania reached an all time high of 35,888 tonnes in 1997 and an all time low of 10,000 tonnes in 1971. When compared to Mauritania's main peers, production of dates in Algeria amounted to 1,029,596 tonnes, 698 tonnes in Mali and 125,329 tonnes in Morocco in 2016.
Mauritania has been ranked 20th within the group of 38 countries we follow in terms of production of dates, 2 places behind the position seen 10 years ago.