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Economy of Mauritania
GDP (2002): $980 million.
Annual growth rate: 4.8%.
Per capita income: $377.
Natural resources: Fish, iron ore, gypsum, copper, phosphates, salt.
Agriculture (25% of GDP): Products--livestock, traditional fisheries, millet, maize, wheat, dates, rice.
Industry (27% of GDP): Types--iron mining, fishing. Trade (40% of GDP): Exports--$348 million (2001). Major markets--France 22%; Spain 13%; Belgium 13%; Italy 12%; Japan 11%. Imports--$360 million (2001): foodstuffs, machinery, tools, petroleum products, and consumer goods. Major suppliers--France 31%; U.S. 11%; Germany 6%; Spain 5%; Belgium/Luxembourg 4%; Unspecified 22%. Currency: Ouguiya (UM).