Imports$1.969 billion (2011 est.)
Exports$1.166 billion (2011 est.)
Inflation rate (consumer prices)2.9% (2011 est.)
GDP - per capita (PPP)$800 (2011 est.)
National product real growth rate3.5% (2010 est.)
Internet users115,900 (2009)
Telephones - mobile cellular3.806 million (2009)
Population growth rate3.63% (2012 est.)
Population17,078,839 (July 2012 est.)
About this country
Niger became independent from France in 1960 and experienced single-party and military rule until 1991, when Gen.
Ali SAIBOU was forced by public pressure to allow multiparty elections, which resulted in a democratic government in 1993.
Political infighting brought the government to a standstill and in 1996 led to a coup by Col....
Niger is a landlocked, Sub-Saharan nation, whose economy centers on subsistence crops, livestock, and some of the world's largest uranium deposits.
Drought, desertification, and strong population growth have undercut the economy.
Niger shares a common currency, the CFA franc, and a common central bank, the Central Bank of West African States (BCEAO), with seven other members of the West African Monetary Union....
The Economist Intelligence Unit
Outlook for 2013-14 The president, Mahamadou Issoufou, and his Parti nigérien pour la démocratie et le socialisme (PNDS), supported by four other political parties in the National Assembly, ...
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