Mauritania
In-depth country-focused analysis on Mauritania's economic, political and operational risk environment, complemented by detailed sector insight

Our comprehensive assessment of Mauritania's operating environment and the outlook for its leading sectors are formed by bringing together a wealth of data on global markets that affect Mauritania, as well as the latest industry developments that could impact Mauritania's industries. This unique integrated approach has given us an impeccable track-record for predicting important shifts in the markets, ensuring you’re aware of the latest market opportunities and risks in Mauritania before your competitors.

Mauritania Industry Coverage (2)

Mining

Mauritania Mining

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BMI View: We expect West Africa's mining sector to undergo rapid growth as companies are attracted to the region's sizeable mineral deposits. Iron ore will be the centre of this transformation as abundant high-grade reserves in Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia and Cote d'Ivoire offer unrivalled opportunities. However, risks to this bullish outlook remain weighted to the downside, with weak global iron ore prices, insufficient infrastructure and political concerns top of the list.

West Africa will exhibit some of the fastest rates of growth in iron ore production over the coming years which will make the region a major export hub by 2018. We expect steady growth in gold production in Ghana, Côte d'Ivoire and Burkina Faso, however we highlight that weak gold prices will squeeze margins for gold miners and precipitate mine closures where cash costs become unsustainable.

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West African Boom

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Telecommunications

Mauritania Telecommunications

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BMI View: Our Q414 West and Central Africa report analyses latest industry, regulatory and macroeconomic developments in the telecoms markets of seven countries: Cameroon, Côte d'Ivoire, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Gabon, Mali, Mauritania and Senegal. The greatest growth area in these markets is the broadband sector, which should benefit from improved international connectivity, investment in wireless data networks and cheaper devices. The mobile operators in the region will also seek to expand their non-voice services portfolios to create new revenue streams that will offset the sluggish revenue growth from traditional services.  

Key Data

  • The average mobile market growth for the seven countries in our...

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