General information

Capital: Niamey

Currency unit: CFA franc

Official language: French

Area: 1,267,000 km²

Population in million: 21.5 

GDP per capita (current US dollars): 378 

GDP per capita, PPP (current international $): 1,017 


Labor force participation rate (% of total population ages 15+): 78.9 

Annual growth rate of the population: 3.8 %

Mortality rate, infant (per 1,000 live births): 48.3 %

Life expectancy at birth: 60.1 ans

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


Gross domestic product (GDP) in billions of US dollars: 8.12 

Agriculture value added of GDP: 39.7 

Industry value added of GDP: 15.9 

Services value added of GDP: 39.0 


Total exports in billions of US dollars: 1.24 

Total imports in billions of US dollars: 1.74 

Major manufactured products (as % of total exports) :
Radioactive chemical elements (36.10 %)
Woven fabrics of cotton (0.81 %)
Surveying hydrographic, oceanographic, hydrological, meteorological or geophysical instruments (0.37 %)
Apparatus for communication (0.21 %)
Articles of jewellery (0.12 %)

Weight of major primary products excluding minerals and oil (as % of total exports) :
Cigars and cigarettes of tobacco (19.27 %)
Other worn articles (2.27 %)
Live bovine (1.81 %)
Live sheep and goats (1.64 %)
Cane or beet sugar (0.98 %)

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