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 The Islamic Chamber of Commerce , Industry and Agriculture (ICCIA)
Republic of Niger
Head of State : Mahamadou Issoufou
Population : 19.9 Million
Capital City : Niamey
Largest City : Niamey
Languages : French (official), Hausa, Djerma
Monetary Unit : Communauté Financière Africaine Franc (XOF)
Facts
GDP (USD) : 7.14 Billion (2014)
Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) (USD) : 793.35 million (2012)
GNI (USD) : 7.08 Billion (2015)
Exports of Goods & Services (USD) : 1.73 Billion (2014)
Imports of Goods & Services (USD) : 3.23 Billion (2014)
Life Expectancy at Birth : 61.46 Years (2014)
Intra-OIC Exports (USD) : 212.19 million (2013)
Intra-OIC Imports (USD) : 567.24 million (2013)
Location & Geography
Niger is located in the heart of the Sahel, the transitional zone between the tropical West African coast and the Sahara Desert and is bordered by Algeria and Libya in the North, Chad in the East, Nigeria and Benin in the South, Burkina Faso in the South-west, and Mali in the West. Northern Niger is part of the Sahara, with vast expanses of rocky and sandy wilderness broken by occasional oases. Its climate varies with distinct seasons and is generally very hot. During autumn, a hot, dry wind carries dust from the Sahara. The terrain consists of desert plains, dunes and flat to rolling plains in the South and hills in the North.
Investment Profile
Doing Business 2016 Rank***Doing Business 2017 RankChange in Rank
1581508
Doing Business 2016 DTF**
(% points)
Doing Business 2017 DTF**
(% points)
Change in DTF**
(% points)
47.0749.572.5
Investment Opportunities
Construction of a hydroelectric plant on the River Niger
Energy, Power and Electrical, Infrastructure and construction | January 20, 2016
Provision Of Fuel
Oil and Gas | December 23, 2015
Provision of Electricity Access Expansion Project
Energy, Power and Electrical, Consultancy | December 9, 2015
Events
Training | February 01 - 01, 2015 | Niger