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 (2014): France, China, and Nigeria
Top 3 Exported Goods (2014): Ores, Oil & Mineral Fuels, and Precision Instruments

Top Industries Source: CIA World Factbook

Uranium Mining; Cement; Brick; Soap

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) Source: The World Bank

GDP, PPP (current international) $17,923,782,017 (2014)
GDP Growth Rate (annual %) 6.9% (2014)
GDP Per Capita, PPP (current international) $938 (2014)
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GDP Country Rank 142/193 (2014)

Economic Indicators Source: The World Bank

Inflation, consumer prices (annual %) -0.786% (2014)
External debt stocks, total (DOD, current US$) $2,655,662,000 (2013)
Total tax rate (% of commercial profits) 48.2% (2015)
Real Interest Rate (5 year average %) 15.48% (1992)
Manufacturing, value added (% of GDP) 6.178% (2014)
Current Account Balance (BoP, current US$) ($1,150,273,170) (2013)
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Labor and Employment Source: The World Bank

Labor Force, Total 5,899,212 (2013)
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% (2013)
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Imports of goods and services (current US$) $2,996,412,036 (2014)
Exports of goods and services (current US$) $1,454,349,285 (2014)
Total Merchandise Trade (% of GDP) 45.907% (2014)
FDI, net inflows (BoP, current US$) $768,985,316 (2014)
Commercial Service Exports (current US$) $73,958,850 (2012)
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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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