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 (2016): France, China, and Thailand
Top 3 Exported Goods (2016): Ores, Oil & Mineral Fuels, and Cereals

Top Industries Source: CIA World Factbook

Uranium Mining; Cement; Brick; Soap

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) [1]

GDP, PPP (current international) $20,226,495,777 (2016)
GDP Growth Rate (annual %) 5% (2016)
GDP Per Capita, PPP (current international) $978 (2016)
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GDP Country Rank 142/194 (2016)

GDP Composition %

Note: GDP composition percentage may exceed 100. Manufacturing is included in the Industry figures and is also reported separately because it plays a critical role in many economies.

Economic Indicators [1]

Inflation, consumer prices (annual %) 0.171% (2016)
External debt stocks, total (DOD, current US$) $3,233,062,000 (2016)
Total tax rate (% of commercial profits) 47.3% (2017)
Real Interest Rate (5 year average %) 5.199% (2016)
Manufacturing, value added (% of GDP) 6.263% (2015)
Current Account Balance (BoP, current US$) ($1,150,273,170) (2013)
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Labor and Employment [1]

Labor Force, Total 6,918,173 (2017)
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 2.665% (2017)
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Trade [1]

Imports of goods and services (current US$) $2,817,146,688 (2015)
Exports of goods and services (current US$) $1,226,938,225 (2015)
Total Merchandise Trade (% of GDP) 35.957% (2016)
FDI, net inflows (BoP, current US$) $292,834,901 (2016)
Commercial Service Exports (current US$) $141,417,688 (2013)
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Economic Snapshot [1]

Note: Percentile ranks are calculated using the latest available data for all countries within the last 5 years.

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


  1. The World Bank