Mauritania: 2019 intra-Africa trade and tariff profile
In 2019, 7% of Mauritania’s world exports and 9% of world imports were to and from the rest of Africa. Between 2018 and 2019, Mauritania’s intra-Africa exports fell by 11%, while imports rose by 6%. Mauritania mainly exports fish, food industry waste, salt, leather, and animal or vegetable oils to African countries. Mauritania mainly trades with CEN-SAD and AMU member states like Morocco, Ivory Coast, Mali, Algeria, Nigeria, Togo and Senegal, accounting for 78% of Mauritania’s intra-Africa trade. Outside AMU and CEN-SAD, Mauritania mainly trades with South Africa, Egypt and Cameroon. Mauritania imports mainly petroleum oils, oilcake, vegetables and rice from African countries. Most of the products imported from African countries face import duties in Mauritania.