General information

Capital: Niamey

Currency unit: CFA franc

Official language: French

Area: 1,266,700 km²

Population in million: 22,442,900.0 

GDP per capita (current US dollars): 414 

GDP per capita, PPP (current international $): 1,063 


Labor force participation rate (% of total population ages 15+): 78.7 

Annual growth rate of the population: 3.8 %

Mortality rate, infant (per 1,000 live births): 48.0 %

Life expectancy at birth: 61.6 ans

Youth literacy rate Literacy rate, youth total (% of people ages 15-24): 19 %


Gross domestic product (GDP) in billions of US dollars: 9,290,940,000.00 

Agriculture value added of GDP: 39.2 

Industry value added of GDP: 15.5 

Services value added of GDP: 6.4 


Total exports in billions of US dollars: 602,762.00 

Total imports in billions of US dollars: 931,092.00 

Major manufactured products (as % of total exports) :
Radioactive chemical elements (35.53 %)
Woven fabrics of cotton (0.79 %)
Surveying hydrographic, oceanographic, hydrological, meteorological or geophysical instruments (0.36 %)
Apparatus for communication (0.20 %)
Articles of jewellery (0.12 %)

Weight of major primary products excluding minerals and oil (as % of total exports) :
Cigars and cigarettes of tobacco (18.96 %)
Other worn articles (2.23 %)
Live bovine (1.78 %)
Live sheep and goats (1.61 %)
Cane or beet sugar (0.96 %)

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              Global Sustainable Competitiveness Indicator

              The indicator highlights the scores of each of the three pillars of the sustainable competitiveness. A larger area means a higher score (0-100) and therefore a more favorable economic situation.

              Price competitiveness

              Niger: 31
              Breakdown by component
              Price competitiveness31
              Macroeconomic competitiveness
              Niger: 26
              Products competitiveness
              Niger: 66

              Durability and resistance to vulnerabilities

              Revealed competitivenes and economic performances

              Niger: -
              Breakdown by component
              Revealed competitivenes and economic performances-
              Weighted market shares index of the 5 major exported primary products (except oil and ores)
              Niger: 1,372
              Weighted market shares index of the 5 major exported manufactured products
              Niger: 142