Mauritania has a population of 3.7 million people, and a land mass of 1 millioner km2. Life expectancy is 62 years, and with a per capita GDP of USD 1077, the country is classified as a lower middle income country. The country's GDP grew in 2016 with 2%, and totaled a nominal value of USD 4.6 billion.
Mauritania is ranked at place 160 in the World Bank Doing Business Index, out of 189 countries in total. On Transparency International's corruption perception index, Mauritania is ranked at place 112, out of 167 countries in total.
Norwegian exports to Mauritania in 2016 were NOK 29 million. The same year, Norway imported goods from Mauritania at a value of 244 million.