MAJOR COMMERCIAL CITIES: Nouakchott, Nouadhibou, Néma, Kiffa, Rosso, Atar
MAJOR INTERNATIONAL AIRPORTS: Nouadhibou International Airport, Nouakchott–Oumtounsy International Airport, Nouakchott International Airport, Atar International Airport
MAJOR SEAPORTS: Nouadhibou, Nouakchott
RAIL AND ROADWAYS:There are five main roads, each of them is connected by major cities in Mauritania:
Nouakchott - Nema axis (known as the road of hope) 1,100 km leading to Mali passing Aleg, Kiffa, Aioun, Nema is asphalted. The section between Nema and Bassiknou is a rocky or sandy road under construction for about 250 km.
Nouakchott - Kaédi axis, 418 km asphalted.
Nouakchott - Akjoujt axis, 255 km with extension to Atar and Western Sahara through the desert.
Nouakchott-Rosso, 204 km, asphalt, leading to St-Louis, Senegal
Nouakchott-Nouadhibou axis, 470 km, asphalt, leading to Western Sahara (Morocco).
There is an approximately 680 km long railway line between the port of Nouadhibou and the iron mines of Zouerate. The transport of miscellaneous items by traders is done in two ways, either by payment in advance or free of charge if it is a community interest. There are two tariffs used.
Mineral wagons from 55 to 60 tons at 150,000UM plus 15% VAT.
Flatbed wagons from 80 to 85MT at 200,000UM plus 15% VAT.
EXPORT GOODS: The top exports of Mauritania are Iron Ore ($1.68B), Non-fillet Frozen Fish($692M), Gold ($600M), Molluscs ($377M) and Processed Crustaceans ($368M)
EXPORT PARTNERS: exporting mostly to China ($1.42B), Switzerland ($549M), Spain ($409M), Japan ($398M), and Italy($225M)
IMPORT GOODS: The top imports of Mauritania are Special Purpose Ships ($160M), Planes, Helicopters, and/or Spacecraft ($136M), Wheat ($127M), Raw Sugar ($97.9M), and Refined Petroleum ($94.9M),
IMPORT PARTNERS: importing mostly from China ($1.08B), France ($255M), Spain($247M), Morocco ($205M), and United Arab Emirates ($197M)