Factsheet : Niger

Official Title:
Republic of Niger


General Information

Capital: Niamey
Population (million): 18.19
Total Area: 1,267,000km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 447.22 Franc CFA (XOF) (2016- Annual average)
National Holiday: 3 August, Proclamation of Independence
Language(s): French; arabic, buduma, gourma, haoussa, kanouri, peul, tasawaq, teda, touareg, zarma


Political Information

Type of State:
Semi-Presidential Republic

Type of Government:
Unicameral National Assembly, 170 members.

Head of State:
Mahamadou ISSOUFOU

Head of Government:
Prime Minister Rafini BRIGI

Ministers:
State, Foreign Affairs, Coop, African int., Nigeriens abroad: Ibrahim YACOUPA
Commerce and Private Sector Promotion: Alma OUMAROU
State, Mines and Industrial Development: Hassane Barazé MOUSSA

Main Political Parties:
The Nigerian Party for the democracy and socialism (PNDS-Tarayya); MODEN/FA-Lumana Africa; The national Movement for the development of Society (MNSD-Nassara);

Elections:
Last: Mars 2016 (presidential). Next : 2021 (presidential and legislative).


Economic Information (2016)

Comparative figures
Type Niger Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 9.91 2,026.59
GDP per capita: ($) 544.75 55,938.56
GDP growth rate: (%) 4.6 1.43
Inflation: (%) 1.1 1.41
Unemployment: (%) 0 7

Product Trade and Investment (2016)

Canadian exports to country: $18,194,192
Canadian imports from country: $1,777,692
FDI in Canada: $ million
CDI in Niger: $ million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Hassana ALIDOU

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Designate Louis Verret


October 2017
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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Please note that all statistics reflect Canadian dollars, with some figures reflecting the yearly averages for the year. If listed as ’0’ or absent, the statistic is unavailable.
Bilateral Product trade
Canada - Niger
Year Exports Imports
2012 $6,568,761 $475,718
2013 $4,593,336 $1,130,015
2014 $3,525,726 $1,314,545
2015 $5,892,385 $1,872,937
2016 $18,194,192 $1,777,692
Product trade (2016)
21 HS Sections
Canada - Niger
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $42,364 $
02 Veg. Prod. $12,749,009 $13,703
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $ $
04 Food Prod. $5,120 $10,517
05 Mineral Prod. $6,648 $282
06 Chemical Prod. $3,643 $24,972
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $211,271 $63,549
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $ $
09 Wood Prod. $45 $
10 Paper Prod. $ $30,202
11 Textiles Prod. $395,291 $41,052
12 Dress Access. $ $7
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $70,261 $831
14 Precious Metals/stones $ $19,047
15 Base Metal Prod. $259,363 $312,673
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $2,250,729 $344,718
17 Vehicles and Equip. $2,045,820 $736,460
18 Specialized Inst. $85,308 $86,074
19 Arms & Ammunition $ $4,869
20 Misc. Articles $1,028 $88,736
21 Antiques $ $