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Summary statistics
Region 2015 Western Africa  
Surface area (sq km) 2014 1030700  
Population (proj., 000) 2016 4167  
Pop. density (per sq km) 2016 4.0  
Capital city 2015 Nouakchott  
Capital city pop. (000) 2015 968  
Currency 2015 Ouguiya (MRO)  
UN membership date 2013 27 October 1961  
Economic indicators
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2014 5092  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2010 4338  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2005 2184  
GDP growth rate (annual %, const. 2005 prices) 2014 6.4  
GDP growth rate (annual %, const. 2005 prices) 2010 4.8  
GDP growth rate (annual %, const. 2005 prices) 2005 9.0  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2014 1282.8  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2010 1207.8  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2005 692.6  
Economy: Agriculture (% of GVA) 2014 20.6  
Economy: Agriculture (% of GVA) 2010 21.3  
Economy: Agriculture (% of GVA) 2005 29.8  
Economy: Industry (% of GVA) 2014 44.5  
Economy: Industry (% of GVA) 2010 40.9  
Economy: Industry (% of GVA) 2005 32.4  
Economy: Services and other activity (% of GVA) 2014 35.0  
Economy: Services and other activity (% of GVA) 2010 37.8  
Economy: Services and other activity (% of GVA) 2005 37.9  
Unemployment (% of labour force) 2014 30.9 Estimate.  
Unemployment (% of labour force) 2010 30.9 Estimate.  
Unemployment (% of labour force) 2005 32.1 Estimate.  
Labour force participation (female/male pop. %) 2014 29.0/65.2 Estimate.  
Labour force participation (female/male pop. %) 2010 28.8/65.5 Estimate.  
Labour force participation (female/male pop. %) 2005 27.8/65.9 Estimate.  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2014 214 2013.  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2010 185  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2005 139  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2014 120 2013.  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 113  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 100  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2014 120 2013.  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 113  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 100  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2014 -1535  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2010 ...  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2005 ...  
Exports (million US$) 2015 2139.8 2014.  
Imports (million US$) 2015 3641.8 2014.  
Balance (million US$) 2015 -1502.0 2014.  
Major trading partners (% of exports) 2015 China (32.7), Switzerland (17.1), Spain (6.6) 2014.  
Major trading partners (% of imports) 2015 United States (23.7), United Arab Emirates (18.5), France (10.0) 2014.  
Social indicators
Population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 2.5  
Urban population (%) 2015 59.9  
Urban population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 3.5  
Fertility rate, total (live births per woman) 2010-2015 4.7  
Life expectancy at birth (females/males, years) 2010-2015 64.3/61.3  
Total dependency ratio (Pop. aged 0-14 & 65+ per 100 pop. 15-64) 2015 76  
International migrant stock (000/% of total pop.) mid-2015 138.2/3.4 Including refugees. Refers to foreign citizens.  
Refugees and others of concern to UNHCR mid-2015 77258  
Infant mortality rate (per 1 000 live births) 2010-2015 67  
Health: Total expenditure (% of GDP) 2014 3.8  
Education: Government expenditure (% of GDP) 2014 3.3 2013.  
Education: Primary gross enrolment ratio (f/m per 100 pop.) 2014 100.7/95.4  
Education: Secondary gross enrolment ratio (f/m per 100 pop.) 2014 28.6/31.3  
Education: Tertiary gross enrolment ratio (f/m per 100 pop.) 2014 3.3/7.5 2013.  
Intentional homicide rate (per 100 000 pop.) 2014 11.4 2012.  
Seats held by women in national parliaments (%) 2016 25.2  
Environment
Mobile-cellular subscriptions (per 100 inhabitants) 2014 94.2  
Individuals using the Internet (%) 2014 10.7 Estimate.  
Threatened species 2015 69  
Forested area (% of land area) 2013 0.2 Estimate.  
CO2 emission estimates (000 tons/tons per capita) 2013 2648/0.7  
Energy production, primary (Petajoules) 2013 31  
Energy supply per capita (Gigajoules) 2013 13.0 Estimate.  
Terrestrial and marine areas protected (% of total area) 2014 1.4  
Population using improved drinking water sources (urban/rural, %) 2015 58.4/57.1  
Population using improved sanitation facilities (urban/rural, %) 2015 57.6/13.9  
Net Official Development Assistance received (% of GNI) 2014 5.4  
Trade Profile
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