Niger Economic Outlook

  • In 2012, GDP grew by an estimated 13.1% in real terms, one of the highest levels recorded in Africa. Growth was boosted by a good harvest and an exceptionally dynamic secondary sector, which grew by almost 38%, driven by the extractive industries. Although there are some risks, the outlook for 2013 and for the medium term is good, with growth expected to average 5.5%.Reducing the national debt remains a challenge.
  • In the political sphere, state institutions were consolidated in 2012. In social affairs, progress was made in human development, but remains slow. Niger is unlikely to achieve all the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by 2015.


Department West Africa Region

Mr. Franck Perrault, Director West Africa Region

African Development Bank Group
24ème  Etage, Immeuble  CCIA, Plateau
01 Boite Postale 1387 Abidjan 01
Côte d’Ivoire

Phone: (+225) 20 20 40 46


Key Facts

Capital: Niamey
Area: 1,267,000 sq km
Total Population 2012: 16.6 Million
Urban Population 2012: 17.40%
Female Population 2012: 49.67%
GDP: US$ 6.7 Billion
GNI Per Capita 2012: US$ 360
Inflation Rate: 3.90%
Crude Birth Rate (per 1000): 47.88%
Human Development Index (rank / 187): 186
Human Development Index (scale 0 to 1): 0.304
Membership Date: 10/09/1964
Cumulative Approvals (1967-2012): UA 514.0 Million

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