The Tasiast gold mine has been operated since 2010 by Kinross Gold Corporation through its wholly-owned subsidiary Tasiast Mauritanie Limited S.A. (TMLSA). Located in the middle of large desert expanses, 300 kilometers northeast of Nouakchott in the Inchiri region, Tasiast is an open-pit mine. The gold contained in the ore mined from the pits is recovered through a processing plant and heap leach facilities. Tasiast's proven and probable gold reserves are estimated at 6330 million ounces of gold


Moov Mauritel works in collaboration with the Mauritanian State and the Strategic Partner to constantly modernize and increase the capacity of telecommunications infrastructure in Mauritania and significant progress has been made in this area, which makes Moov Mauritel the leader of telecommunications in our country and places it at the forefront in terms of offers, coverage and technological and commercial innovation.


BP established its presence in Mauritania and Senegal in 2017, following the discovery of a gas field which straddles the maritime border of the two countries. Since entering in Mauritania and Senegal, bp partnered with Kosmos Energy, Mauritanian Company for Hydrocarbons  (SMH) and Oil Company of Senegal (PETROSEN) on the development of the multi-phase Greater Tortue Ahmeyim (GTA) Project.

Total Energies

TotalEnergies is a global multi-energy energy production and supply company: oil and biofuels, natural gas and green gases, renewables and electricity. Our 105,000 employees are committed to energy that is ever more affordable, cleaner, more reliable and accessible to as many people as possible. Present in more than 130 countries, we place sustainable development in all its dimensions at the heart of our projects and operations to contribute to the well-being of populations.

The Central Bank of Mauritania

The Central Bank of Mauritania created by Law No. 73-118 of May 30, 1973 amended by Laws 74-118 of June 8, 1974 and 75-332 of December 26, 1975, is a legal person whose organization, management, the control, powers, objectives, instruments and operations are determined by Law No. 034/2018/PR/ on the statutes of the Central Bank of Mauritania.


Arise Mauritania is the developer of a container terminal at the Port of Nouakchott in a public private partnership with the Republic of Mauritania. Arise develops and operates modern ports that function as a multifunctional hub in every country we work. The infrastructure is interconnected with national industrial centers, thereby greatly enhancing the import-export capacity of our African partners.

Animal Production

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The livestock sector is one of the main pillars of the country’s economy, around almost 10.1% of GDP in 2020, representing nearly 70% of the added value of the rural sector and employing 10% of the active population.

The annual production potential is estimated at 180,000 tons of red meats, 213,000 tons of milk and nearly 5 million pieces of raw hides.

Thus, the country could easily ensure its self-sufficiency in animal products or even export more animals and its products (red meat, skins and leathers) to other countries and also has an indisputable dairy potential distributed in different regions.

The consumption of white meat in Mauritania is estimated at around 10,000 tons/year, or 3 to 4 kg/inhabitant/year, which remains much lower compared to neighboring countries. This consumption has experienced remarkable growth in recent years mainly due to the increase in imports of frozen products. This trend of growing demand is expected to continue. Existing market opportunities, not only for the supply of Nouakchott but also of other agglomerations is generally due to the diversification of the diet of the entire population.

  • Mauritania’s poultry imports increased from around 7,306 tons in 2010 to 29,068 tons in 2019, which reflects the increase of the demand. In addition to population growth and strong urbanization, the catering mode for households changed to adapt to the most accessible products. Also, the development of the mining and petroleum sector is accompanied by the creation of platforms and workers’ living centers on research and exploitation sites, all of which increases the demand for poultry meat.

  • Individual consumption of milk and its products is estimated at 0,52 kg/inhabitant/day, around 2,080 tons consumed per day and nearly 760,000 tons/year. This data reflects the importance of the dairy consumption of the local inhabitants.

  • The oases which swarm in various zones of the north and the center of Mauritania are also an attractive element for the tourists, just like the landscapes where the mountain ranges embrace the dunes of fine sand.

  • Six industrial dairies located in Nouakchott share the collection and processing of milk collected in the immediate and remote periphery of Nouakchott, as well as in Rosso (Trarza region) and Boghé (Brakna region). Another dairy industry is installed in the South-East region of Hodh el Chargui, in the city of Néma. Many industrial dairies in a smaller scale are currently located all over the territory.

  • The legal framework for investments in the animal production sector: New legal reforms have been put in place to determine the precise rules that must govern all aspects of pastoral activity to ensure the preservation and the promotion of pastoralism in Mauritania.