Mauritania - Services, etc., value added (% of GDP)

Services, etc., value added (% of GDP) in Mauritania was 42.60 as of 2016. Its highest value over the past 56 years was 45.99 in 1984, while its lowest value was 28.06 in 1961.

Definition: Services correspond to ISIC divisions 50-99 and they include value added in wholesale and retail trade (including hotels and restaurants), transport, and government, financial, professional, and personal services such as education, health care, and real estate services. Also included are imputed bank service charges, import duties, and any statistical discrepancies noted by national compilers as well as discrepancies arising from rescaling. Value added is the net output of a sector after adding up all outputs and subtracting intermediate inputs. It is calculated without making deductions for depreciation of fabricated assets or depletion and degradation of natural resources. The industrial origin of value added is determined by the International Standard Industrial Classification (ISIC), revision 3. Note: For VAB countries, gross value added at factor cost is used as the denominator.

Source: World Bank national accounts data, and OECD National Accounts data files.

See also:

Year Value
1960 33.17
1961 28.06
1962 32.40
1963 35.19
1964 35.97
1965 32.22
1966 30.46
1967 30.94
1968 29.34
1969 30.69
1970 32.25
1971 32.47
1972 36.57
1973 31.22
1974 31.09
1975 36.32
1976 37.65
1977 40.96
1978 42.97
1979 42.72
1980 43.63
1981 41.92
1982 43.51
1983 44.97
1984 45.99
1985 44.63
1986 42.22
1987 40.93
1988 40.08
1989 38.39
1990 41.57
1991 38.34
1992 39.13
1993 37.39
1994 38.33
1995 37.39
1996 38.36
1997 40.18
1998 35.29
1999 34.94
2000 35.35
2001 35.91
2002 38.59
2003 38.68
2004 37.16
2005 36.30
2006 30.53
2007 34.83
2008 35.36
2009 38.88
2010 36.72
2011 33.35
2012 36.25
2013 35.08
2014 39.23
2015 43.68
2016 42.60

Limitations and Exceptions: In the services industry the many self-employed workers and one-person businesses are sometimes difficult to locate, and they have little incentive to respond to surveys, let alone to report their full earnings. Compounding these problems are the many forms of economic activity that go unrecorded, including the work that women and children do for little or no pay.

Statistical Concept and Methodology: Gross domestic product (GDP) represents the sum of value added by all its producers. Value added is the value of the gross output of producers less the value of intermediate goods and services consumed in production, before accounting for consumption of fixed capital in production. The United Nations System of National Accounts calls for value added to be valued at either basic prices (excluding net taxes on products) or producer prices (including net taxes on products paid by producers but excluding sales or value added taxes). Both valuations exclude transport charges that are invoiced separately by producers. Total GDP is measured at purchaser prices. Value added by industry is normally measured at basic prices.

Aggregation method: Weighted average

Periodicity: Annual

General Comments: Note: Data for OECD countries are based on ISIC, revision 4.

Classification

Topic: Economic Policy & Debt Indicators

Sub-Topic: National accounts