General profile: Niger

GENERAL INFORMATION FOR 2020
Population
Population
Exchange rates
Exchange rate
GDP
GDP
24.207 Millions
575.586 XOF/US$
13 695 Millions current US$
Land area
Land area¹
CPI growth (%)
CPI growth
GDP growth
GDP growth
(n) 1 266 700 km²
2.76 %
1.20 %
INTERNATIONAL MERCHANDISE TRADE
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-17.9 %
Merchandise exports growth rate in 2020
Total merchandise trade
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2020
Merchandise exports
489
(e) 1 150
1 087
(e) 925
Merchandise imports
943
2 476
1 976
(e) 2 252
Merchandise trade balance
-454
(e) -1 326
-888
(e) -1 327
Export structure by product group in 2020
(as % of total exports)
18 %18 %15 %15 %13 %13 %10 %10 %44 %44 %
Top 5 partners in 2020
(exports, millions of US$)
126124938568126124938568
INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN SERVICES
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Total trade in services²
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2020
Services exports
88
119
232
(e) 227
Services imports
280
846
973
(e) 1 165
Services trade balance
-193
-726
-741
(e) -939
Services exports by main category²
(as % of total services)
2005
2010
2015
2020
Transport
9.8
0.7
7.4
-
Travel
49.4
88.5
31.9
(e) 37.3
Other services
40.9
10.8
60.7
-
TRADE INDICES
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7899104109951001241331191011069680685757554943424296919293921001041091131071009810112590776762616060
ECONOMIC TRENDS
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+1.2 %
Gross domestic product growth rate in 2020
Economic indicators
(millions of US$ unless otherwise specified)
2005
2010
2015
2020
GDP, current
4 489
7 620
9 659
13 695
GDP per capita, current US$
330
463
483
566
Real GDP growth, y-on-y, %
7.42
8.37
4.34
1.20
Current account balance, % of GDP
-6.94
-14.92
-15.39
..
Exchange rate (/US$)
527.258
494.794
591.212
575.586
GDP by expenditure in 2019
(as % of total GDP)
70.615.230.511.728.070.615.230.511.728.0
FDI AND EXTERNAL FINANCIAL RESOURCES
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..
FDI outflows as % of GDP in 2020
Financial flows
(millions of US$ unless otherwise specified)
2005
2010
2015
2020
FDI inflows
30.29
940.32
529.48
..
FDI outflows
-4.42
-59.74
34.14
..
Personal remittances, % of GDP
..
..
1.78
..
Financial flows trends
(millions of US$)
320.4296.7264.0176.4171.6219.1145.9151.85934663393015298237198411 066940791340129513020112238FDI Inwards flowsFDI Inwards flowsFDI Inwards flowsMigrant's remittances receiptsMigrant's remittances receiptsMigrant's remittances receipts
TRADE IN GOODS AND SERVICES
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Trade balance indicators²
(as % and index)
2005
2010
2015
2020
Balance, % of GDP
-12.22
-21.42
-17.31
..
Balance, % of imports
-52.31
-58.09
-56.69
..
Normalized balance
-0.354
-0.409
-0.396
..
Trade openness²
(sum of imports and exports as % of GDP)
3739364445464550525041353435
LABOUR FORCE
Labour force by gender in 2020
(as % of total labour force, all sectors)
Male
68%Male 68%Female
32%Female 32%
OTHER INDICATORS
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0 %
Share of the total world merchant fleet in 2020
Maritime transport indicators
 
2005
2010
2015
2020
Merchant fleet, national flag (thousands of DWT)
..
..
7
1
Liner shipping connectivity index (maximum 2006 = 100 for China)
..
..
..
..
Container port throughput (TEU)
..
..
..
..
Information economy indicators
(as % of)
2005
2010
2015
2020
Share of ICT goods, % of total exports
0.18
0.33
0.25
..
Share of ICT goods, % of total imports
3.23
1.95
3.70
..
Share of workforce involved in the ICT sector
..
..
..
..
Source: UNCTADstat (http://unctadstat.unctad.org)
Notes:
1
Land area refers to the total area of a country excluding area under inland water bodies. It differs from the country area, that includes area under inland water bodies, but excludes offshore territorial waters.
2
Statistics presented correspond to the 6th edition of the IMF Balance of Payments and International Investment Position Manual (BPM6, 2009).
e
Estimated.
n
Estimated. Data refers to 2016.
Symbols for missing values:
0
Zero means that the amount is nil or negligible
..
Not available or not separately reported
_
Not applicable
...
Not available, including no quotation
#
Non-relevant calculation
-
Not publishable
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Negative accumulation of flows; Value included in regional and global totals
Abbreviations & acronyms:
DWT:
Dead weight tons
FDI:
Foreign direct investment
GDP:
Gross domestic product
ICT:
Information and communication technology
TEU:
Twenty foot equivalent unit
US$:
United States dollar
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Generation date: 22 July 2021