Niger Economic Outlook

  • In 2013 real GDP growth reached 3.6% compared with 11.1% in 2012, as a result of a slowdown in output in the agricultural and extractive sectors.
  • Programmes have been launched to mitigate vulnerability to climate change and to strengthen natural resource management but private sector development remains a challenge.
  • The weakness of productive capacities rules out short-term integration into global value chains (GVCs) although some opportunities for the agro-food, extractive and manufacturing industries do exist.


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 2013: 17.8 Million
Urban Population 2013: 18.32%
Female Population 2013: 49.61%
GDP: US$ 7.2 Billion
GNI Per Capita 2013: US$ 390
Inflation Rate: 1.89%
Crude Birth Rate (per 1000): 49.67%
Human Development Index (rank / 187): 186
Human Development Index (scale 0 to 1): 0.304
Membership Date: 10/09/1964
Cumulative Approvals (1967-2013): UA 525.6 Million

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