Mauritania has a population of 3.7 million people, and a land mass of 1 million km2. Life expectancy is 62 years, and with a per capita GDP of USD 1136, the country is classified as a lower middle income country. The country's GDP grew in 2017 with 3.5%, and totaled a nominal value of USD 5 billion.
Mauritania is ranked at place 148 in the World Bank Doing Business Index, out of 190 countries in total. On Transparency International's corruption perception index, Mauritania is ranked at place 143, out of 180 countries in total.
Norwegian exports to Mauritania in 2017 were NOK 22 million. The same year, Norway imported goods from Mauritania at a value of 134 million.