Niger

Niger Economic Outlook

  • Economic growth rebounded to 5.2% in 2016 from 3.5% in 2015, thanks mainly to agricultural production and growth is projected to remain strong at 5.6% in 2017.
  • Terrorism and security threats from neighbouring countries (Mali, Libya and Nigeria), falling world oil and uranium prices, and slower growth in the Nigerian economy continue to have an impact on Niger’s economic situation. 
  • Entrepreneurship in Niger is mainly informal, while industrialisation remains weak and continues to face several challenges, including problems with electricity supply.

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Key Facts

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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

Mr. M. Janvier LITSE, Director West Africa Region

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

TEL. : (+225) 20 26 40 47