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Mauritania

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Basic Statistics


Element

1961

1962

1963

1964

1965

1966

1967

1968

1969

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Arable land (000 Ha)
267.00
267.00
267.00
266.00
265.00
266.00
267.00
268.00
278.00
278.00
239.00
239.00
226.00
196.00
192.00
195.00
196.00
192.00
195.00
210.00
230.00
250.00
270.00
280.00
300.00
320.00
340.00
360.00
380.00
400.00
410.00
420.00
431.00
470.00
498.00
488.00
488.00
488.00
488.00
488.00
450.00
400.00
400.00
400.00
400.00
400.00
400.00
400.00
390.00
450.00
400.00
400.00
450.00
Rice area (000 Ha)
0.30
0.30
0.35
0.35
0.35
0.35
0.30
0.74
0.61
1.10
1.50
2.00
0.82
1.00
1.04
1.19
1.60
1.70
2.67
3.38
3.49
4.00
4.10
4.55
5.00
6.60
11.29
12.23
13.65
15.55
14.82
12.72
19.76
16.57
13.42
17.42
21.76
25.10
21.79
17.98
12.99
16.98
21.10
18.20
18.50
15.72
17.40
17.25
13.43
25.70
31.06
35.00
36.00
43.00
Paddy yield (t/Ha)
1.67
1.67
1.71
2.00
1.86
2.00
1.33
0.70
0.81
1.25
0.91
1.25
3.68
3.00
3.71
3.34
2.25
1.94
3.48
3.20
4.30
5.00
5.37
4.39
5.00
5.00
4.69
4.17
4.03
3.33
2.81
3.99
3.29
2.74
3.94
3.83
3.72
4.06
3.97
4.24
4.53
4.56
3.74
4.70
3.89
4.48
4.72
4.76
3.99
5.23
5.19
6.94
5.61
5.00
Paddy Production (000 t)
0.50
0.50
0.60
0.70
0.65
0.70
0.40
0.51
0.50
1.37
1.37
2.50
3.00
3.00
3.84
3.96
3.60
3.30
9.30
10.80
15.00
20.00
22.00
20.00
25.00
33.00
52.90
50.95
55.07
51.80
41.68
50.72
64.92
45.40
52.81
66.75
80.94
101.90
86.46
76.20
58.81
77.41
79.00
85.53
72.00
70.46
82.16
82.16
53.57
134.45
161.08
243.00
202.00
215.00
Milled production (000 t)
0.33
0.33
0.40
0.47
0.43
0.47
0.27
0.34
0.33
0.91
0.91
1.67
2.00
2.00
2.56
2.64
2.40
2.20
6.20
7.20
10.01
13.34
14.67
13.34
16.68
22.01
35.28
33.98
36.73
34.55
27.80
33.83
43.30
30.28
35.23
44.52
53.99
67.97
57.67
50.82
39.23
51.63
52.69
57.05
48.02
47.00
54.80
54.80
35.73
89.68
107.44
Rice imports (000 t)
9.40
9.60
9.80
10.00
10.00
11.50
11.11
13.09
18.77
11.03
16.67
18.53
28.88
7.68
7.99
28.16
42.64
51.50
20.53
51.00
48.00
40.73
65.19
69.77
105.10
54.00
63.10
82.39
77.49
44.60
57.33
59.80
88.59
56.17
70.00
108.00
139.70
106.90
122.30
42.11
36.94
25.44
29.83
35.69
51.76
56.66
56.00
121.99
133.50
116.06
124.32
192.25
182.60
Rice exports
Total rice consumption (000 t)
8.94
9.16
9.43
9.71
9.65
10.21
10.12
11.74
14.98
14.79
16.99
18.63
20.34
19.11
22.56
31.54
34.88
55.04
44.71
54.41
59.26
55.14
70.80
78.78
88.61
98.98
100.04
103.14
111.11
102.89
89.37
107.74
111.06
86.00
104.79
121.29
196.52
162.87
178.64
134.63
76.44
77.69
83.30
92.91
99.94
113.75
107.38
140.84
146.78
154.02
159.67
Fertilizer usage (NPK) (000 t)
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.19
0.37
0.75
0.72
1.08
0.00
0.00
0.97
2.45
5.99
2.56
11.73
10.42
10.77
6.19
0.00
0.40
1.63
1.93
6.70
3.13
3.24
8.89
6.05
9.75
12.56
17.33
10.70
8.51
8.03
10.25
3.52
3.69
4.92
0.00
6.44


Production



Imports and exports



Caloric intake (%/day) from rice relative to other sources



Protein intake (%/day) from rice relative to other sources


General information

  • GNI per capita at PPP$, 2011: 2,400
  • Internal renewable water resources, 2011: 0.4 km3/year
  • Incoming water flow, 2011: 11 km3/year
  • Main food consumed, 2009: milk, wheat, sugar, vegetables, rice, meat, fish
  • Rice consumption, 2009: 30.5 kg milled rice per person per year

Production seasons

 

Planting

Harvesting

Main
Jun-Jul
Oct-Nov
Off
Oct-Dec
Mar-Apr


Write-up taken from the IRRI's Rice Almanac (2013):


Mauritania is a large West African country bordering the Atlantic Ocean. Two-thirds of the land area of 1 million km2 is desert. Most of its population of 3.54 million (2011) lives in the southwest, where the Senegal River provides water for irrigation. Agriculture contributes 16.3% (2011) of GDP and occupies 50% of the labor force. Arable land is only 0.4% of the land area, but fishing and livestock are the main agricultural activities.

Source: FAOSTAT database online and FAO RICE INFORMATION online, as of November 2012.




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