In 2013, the value of merchandise exports of Mauritania decreased moderately by 6.1 percent to reach 2.5 bln US$, while its merchandise imports increased substantially by 33.9 percent to reach 4.0 bln US$ (see graph 1, table 2 and table 3). The merchandise trade balance recorded a moderate deficit of 1.5 bln US$ (see graph 1). The largest merchandise trade balance was with MDG Developed Europe at -1.3 bln US$ (see graph 4). Merchandise exports in Mauritania were highly concentrated amongst partners; imports were diversified. The top 6 partners accounted for 80 percent or more of exports and 11 partners accounted for 80 percent or more of imports (see graph 5). In 2012, the value of exports of services of Mauritania decreased substantially by 23.2 percent, reaching 161.0 mln US$, while its imports of services increased substantially by 34.5 percent and reached 1.0 bln US$ (see graph 2). There was a large trade in services deficit of 863.1 mln US$.

Related Subject(s): International Trade and Finance
Countries: Mauritania
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