Business in Niger

EENI- School of International Business

Subject Subject (Course): International Trade and Doing Business in Niger, Niamey


  1. Introduction to the Republic of Niger (West Africa).
  2. Doing Business in Niamey.
  3. The Economy of Niger
  4. International Trade of Niger
  5. Business and Investment Opportunities in Niger:
      - Agribusiness
      - Extractive industry (petrol and gas)
      - Manufacturing
      - Services
  6. Case Study: the uranium in Niger
  7. Introduction to French
  8. Access to the Nigerien Market
  9. Business Plan for Niger

Objectives of the subject “Foreign Trade and Doing Business in the Republic of Niger”:

  1. To analyse the Nigerien economy and foreign trade
  2. To evaluate business opportunities in the Republic of Niger
  3. To explore Niger's trade relations with the student's country
  4. To know Niger's Free Trade Agreements (FTAs)
  5. To develop a business plan for the Nigerien Market


Subject “Doing Business in Niger” is studied...
  1. Doctorates (e-learning): Islamic Countries, Africa
  2. Course: West Africa
  3. Masters: International Business, Africa, and Muslims Countries

Course learning materials in English or French Niger Portuguese Niger Spanish Niger

  1. Credits of the subject “Foreign Trade and Doing Business in Niger”: 1 ECTS Credits / 0.5 AC Credits
  2. Duration: one week

Area of Knowledge: Africa

Sample of the subject - Foreign Trade and Doing Business in Niger
Doing Business in Niger

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Description Subject Description: Foreign Trade and Business in Niger - Niamey.

The Republic of Niger: the largest reserves of uranium in the World.

  1. Area: 1,267,000 square kilometres (landlocked country)
  2. Nigerien Population: 10.6 millions of people.
  3. Capital: Niamey (770,000 people)
  4. Nigerien official language: French.
  5. Another local language: Hausa, Tamacheq, and Zarma
  6. Independence: 1960 (from France)
  7. The Republic of Niger is a Semi-Presidential Democratic Republic.
  8. Borders of the Republic of Niger: Algeria, Libya, Chad, Nigeria, Benin, Burkina Faso, and Mali.

Religion in Niger: Islam (96% of the population, 11 million).

Niger belongs to the West African Economic Area of the African Civilisation.

  1. Boubou Hama

The economy of Niger:

  1. The Economy of Niger is based principally on crops, livestock, and uranium (30% of exports, the biggest resources in the World).
  2. The Republic of Niger has two mines of Uranium: COMINAK and SOMAIR (French consortium). Companies from the People's Republic of China and Canada are studying the viability of open new mines.
  3. Real gross domestic product growth: 6%, driven mainly by the agricultural sector.
  4. - Agriculture: 33% of GDP
    - services: 50.6%
    - Industry: 14%
  5. The ratio of exports to gross domestic product: 18.7. Debt service (% of exports of products): 7.7
  6. The population of Niger lives mainly from agriculture, livestock, fisheries, and handicrafts.
  7. The inflation: 1.9%
  8. Nigerien currency: CFA Franc
  9. Huge reserves of petroleum
  10. Top Nigerien economic sectors: petroleum, gold, and aluminium
  11. Niger: fourth world's producer of uranium
  12. Top Nigerien exports: uranium ore, livestock, and cowpeas
  13. Top exports partners: Nigeria, the United States, India, Italy, China, and Ghana
  14. Top imports: foodstuffs, machinery, and vehicles
  15. Top imports partners: France, China, Nigeria, Togo, and Ivory Coast

Founded in 1977, SONIDEP (Niger) has a registered capital of 1 billion CFA francs to his credit and an average annual of 2 billion to the State budget. The Nigerian Society of Petroleum Products is the main pillar of the country's energy policy. As such; it is a strategic tool for the country's development.

Trans-African Highways:

  1. Trans-Sahelian Highway
  2. Algiers-Niger-Lagos Corridor

The nearest ports:

  1. Port of Cotonou
  2. Port of Lagos (Nigeria)
  3. Port of Abidjan (Ivory Coast)
  4. Port of Lomé (Togo)

Niger has preferential market access to:

  1. Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)
  2. West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU)
  3. Community of Sahel-Saharan States (CEN-SAD)
  4. US-WAEMU Trade Agreement
  5. Cotonou Agreement (European Union)
  6. Niger is a beneficiary of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA United States)

West African Economic Monetary Union (WAEMU)

Niger is a member of:

  1. Sino-African Forum
  2. Forum Africa-India
  3. African Union (AU)
  4. Convention on Preventing and Combating Corruption
  5. NEPAD
  6. African Development Bank
  7. Afro-Arab cooperation
  8. Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA)
  9. Niger Basin Authority
  10. Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)
  11. Organisation for the Harmonisation of Business Law in Africa (OHADA)
  12. Summit Africa (Niger)-America
  13. Africa (Niger)-Asia Strategic Partnership
  14. Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)
  15. Islamic Development Bank

Samples - Business in Niger

Boubou Hama (Niger)

ECOWAS Economic Community of West African States

United States-West African Economic and Monetary Union Agreement

Common Market (West African Economic and Monetary Union)

Community of Sahel-Saharan States (CEN-SAD)

Algiers-Lagos Corridor (Trans-Saharan Highway)

Niger Basin Authority

Trans-Sahelian Highway (Dakar-N’Djamena Corridor)

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