Niger: Economy

Economic Trivia

Niger has some of the largest deposits of uranium in the world, which provide for its largest exports.

Trade Source: United Nations Comtrade
Note: Top 3 trade partners are calculated by imports + exports.

Top 3 Trade Partners: France, China, and Nigeria
Top 3 Exported Goods: Ores, Oil & Mineral Fuels, and Precious Stones & Metals

Top Industries Source: CIA World Factbook

Uranium Mining; Cement; Brick; Soap

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) Source: The World Bank

GDP, PPP (current international $) $16 billion (2013)
GDP Growth Rate (annual %) 3.875% (2013)
GDP Per Capita, PPP (current international $) $913 (2013)
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GDP Country Rank 143/192 (2013)

Economic Indicators Source: The World Bank

Inflation, consumer prices (annual %) 2.297% (2013)
External debt stocks, total (DOD, current US$) $2,340 million (2012)
Total tax rate (% of commercial profits) 48% (2013)
Real Interest Rate (5 year average %) 15.48% (1992)
Manufacturing, value added (% of GDP) 6.048% (2012)
Current Account Balance (BoP, current US$) $-1,135,972,346 (2010)
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Labor and Employment Source: The World Bank

Labor Force, Total 5,551,209 (2012)
Employment in Agriculture (% of total employment) 56.9% (2005)
Employment in Industry (% of total employment) 11.1% (2005)
Employment in Services (% of total employment) 31.1% (2005)
Unemployment Rate 5.1% (2012)
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Imports of goods and services (current US$) $2,958 million (2012)
Exports of goods and services (current US$) $1,679 million (2012)
Total Merchandise Trade (% of GDP) 64.962% (2012)
FDI, net inflows (BoP, current US$) $793 million (2012)
Commercial Service Exports (current US$) $118,911,230 (2010)
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How to interpret the graph: The purpose of this graph is to take a snapshot of a country’s economy in comparison to other economies. For example, Niger’s Exports rank is higher than (please wait...) of the countries in the dataset. For Exports, FDI and GDP measures, a higher rank (closer to 100%) indicates a stronger economy. Conversely, for Unemployment and Inflation, a lower rank (closer to 0%) indicates a stronger economy.

Due to unavailable data the following indicators have been omitted:
  • Exports
  • FDI, net inflows
  • GDP Growth Rate
  • GDP Per Capita
  • Inflation
  • Unemployment

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