Market research in Mauritania
As Mauritania recovers from the shock imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic, it should continue on the path it set before it. With improvement in a number of living standard metrics, and changing lifestyles, Mauritania’s consumer base is becoming more affluent. The economy is diversifying, and sectors such as Tourism, Energy, and telecommunications are growing. Investments in infrastructure are coming to fruition, with improved roads and buildings.
Mauritania, located in Western Africa, is mainly a Saharan country, made up of 75% by desert. The southern part of the country, along the Senegal River and borders Mali, is semi-arid and is part of the Sahel Region. This geographic demarcation marks the border between two distinct regions, the Sahel and Maghreb countries to the north.
As a result, the country has historically been at the center of trade between the two regions, with the country being associated with a tradition favorable to free markets, personal mobility, and entrepreneurship.
Why conduct market research
Mauritania was poised for very strong growth estimated at 5.7% before the Covid-19 pandemic, highlighting a successful restructuring of the economy, the successful implementation of more liberal policies, and increased foreign investment. A strong history of nomadic poverty weighs on the country, but recent efforts have improved living standards. The country is also witnessing a boom in a new hydrocarbon sector, thanks to the recent discovery of large deposits off the coast of Mauritania and Senegal. The discovery and its subsequent exploitation, is set to allow the government to double its revenue when it begins production in 2022. Additionally, since 2017, the number of annual visitors has increased by 166%, allowing for further diversification of the economy.
However, there remains some challenges in the country, high levels of poverty, inequality, malnutrition, and illiteracy are prevalent. For now, the economy is heavily dependent on its mineral, with iron ore accounting for 46% of its total exports.
Representative market data
Despite improvements, a large part of the country is illiterate. Coupled with improving but as of now limited infrastructure, conducting market research can be difficult and costly. Here at Sagaci Research, we are able to provide you unparalleled access to insights about Mauritania’s consumer base.
Here are some of the ways we can help you:
Market research methods in Mauritania
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