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Niger Economic Outlook

Real GDP growth, averaging 5.6% over 2016–18, was estimated at 6.4% in 2019 due to strong performance by the primary and tertiary sectors. This growth is due to investments in infrastructure, extractives, and services, as well as to structural reforms, especially actions aimed at developing the private sector and strengthening the resilience of agriculture. Inflationary pressures remained contained, with an estimated rate of 1.5% for 2019.

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Key Facts

Capital: Niamey
Area: 1,267,000 sq km
Total Population 2017: 21.6 Million ...
Urban Population 2017: 73.50%
Female Population 2017: 49.70%
GDP: US$ 7.4 Billion
GNI Per Capita 2015: US$ 390
Inflation Rate: 1.90%
Crude Birth Rate (per 1000): 48.70%
Human Development Index (rank / 188): 187
Human Development Index (scale 0 to 1): 0.353
Membership Date: 10/09/1964
Cumulative Approvals (1967-2016): UA 608.1 Million

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West Africa Region

Mrs Marie-Laure Akin-Olugbade, Director General

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

TEL. : (+225) 20 26 40 47

Niger Country Office

Mr. Nouridine Kane Dia, Country Manager