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About Niger

Niger, Officially known as the Republic of Niger is a Land locked country in Western Africa predominantly covered by the Sahara Desert. The country was previously a French Colony.

The economy of Niger is primarily Agriculture, Livestock, and Mining. Uranium is found in abundance in the country. The country is poor and having one of the lowest human development index.

Country Facts


Basic Details
RegionWest Africa
Capital CityNiamey
Government TypeProvisional Republic
Official LanguagesFrench
CurrencyWest African CFA franc, XOF
Phone Code +227
Important CitiesAbala, Abalak, Agadez, Aguié, Arlit, Ayourou, Balléyara, Birni Ngaouré, Birni Nkonni, Bouza, Dakoro, Diffa, Dogondoutchi, Dosso, Filingué, Gaya, Gazaoua, Gouré
National DayIndependence Day (Aug-03)
GDP (nominal)USD 17.073 Billion
Ease of Doing Business Ranking132
Primary IndustriesEconomic sectors,Agriculture,Drought and food crisis,Mining,Oil.
Foreign Relations
Bordering NationsNigeria, Benin, Burkina Faso, Mali, Algeria, Libya, Chad
Member of(African Union), ( Organisation of Islamic Cooperation), ( United Nations)
Major ExportsMining, Metals & Minerals, Gems & Jewellery, Vegetables and Related Products, Machinery & Appliances, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Edible Oils & Seeds, Live Animals and Animal Products, Electrical Products, Silk & Textiles, Cereals & Pulses, Fisheries, Sea Food & Crustaceans, Aviation Vehicles, Instruments & Optical Solutions, Railway and Locomotives, Plastics and Products
Major ImportsCereals & Pulses, Aviation Vehicles, Machinery & Appliances, Arms and Ammunitions, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Electrical Products, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Silk & Textiles, Pharmaceutical Products, Plastics and Products, Edible Oils & Seeds, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Agriculture & Farming Products and Solutions, Household Items & Products, Instruments & Optical Solutions, Chemical Products
Total Exports ValueUSD 0.446 Billion
Total Imports ValueUSD 3.787 Billion
Foreign Trade BalanceUSD 3.341 Billion (Deficit)
Foreign Relations with India
Trade Agreements with IndiaIndia is the largest trading partner of Nigeria and Nigeria is India’s largest trading partner in Africa.  The total bilateral trade between India and Nigeria during the year 2019-20 registered US $ 13.82 billion, as against US$ 13.89 billion recorded during the year 2018-19. Indian exports to Nigeria during the period 2019-20 were US$ 3.61 billion, as against US$3.0 billion (20% increase) in 2018-19. India’s imports during the period 2020-19 recorded US $ 10.21 billion, as against the US$10.88 billion in 2018-19.
Major Exports to IndiaFashion and Apparel, Pharmaceutical Products, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Silk & Textiles, Machinery & Appliances, Electrical Products, Books and Papers, Rubber and Products, Chemical Products, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Ceramic Products, Other Products, Household Items & Products
Major Imports from IndiaCereals & Pulses, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Pharmaceutical Products, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Machinery & Appliances, Silk & Textiles, Chemical Products, Spices, Books and Papers, Electrical Products, Ceramic Products, Instruments & Optical Solutions, Plastics and Products, Edible Oils & Seeds
India's Imports ValueUSD 119.5 Million
India's Exports ValueUSD 83.83 Million
Trade Balance with IndiaUSD 35.67 Million (Excess)
Indian Embassy Details for NigerEmbassy of India
H.E. Sita Ram Meena
Honourable Ambassador
B.P. 201, Rue Ambassades 14,Kouara Kano, Niamey-CN1 NIGER

Embassy Details of Niger in IndiaNiger
Embassy of Republic of Niger

F-8/22, Munirka Marg, Vasant ViharNew Delhi-110057
+91-11-26150160 (O)

Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Niger in Mumbai
H.E. Mr. Arun Naraindas Lalwani
Honorary Consul
No. 108 Rupa Solitaire Building No. A, Sector 1 Millenium Business Park Next to DAKC, Mahape, Navi Mumbai
022-65606030/9168041122 (O)

Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Niger in Kolkata
H.E. Mr. Rajendra Khandelwal
Honorary Consul
Dhanwantary House, 48A/1 Diamond HArbour Road, Mominpur jn P.S.-Ekbalpore, P.O-Alipore Kolkata-700027
03324493204 (O)