Doing Business in Niger
EENI - Business School.
Subject (Course): International Trade and Business in Niger - Niamey
- Introduction to the Republic of Niger (West Africa).
- Doing Business in Niamey.
- The Economy of Niger
- International Trade of Niger
- Business and Investment Opportunities in Niger:
- Extractive industry (petrol and gas)
- Case Study: the uranium in Niger
- Introduction to French
- Access to the Nigerien Market
- Business Plan for Niger
Objectives of the subject “Doing Business in the Republic of Niger”:
- To analyse the Nigerien economy and foreign trade
- To evaluate business opportunities in the Republic of Niger
- To explore Niger's trade relations with the student's country
- To know Niger's Free Trade Agreements (FTAs)
- To develop a business plan for the Nigerien Market
Sample of the subject - Doing Business in Niger
Subject Description: Foreign Trade and Business in Niger - Niamey.
The Republic of Niger: the largest reserves of uranium in the World.
- Area: 1,267,000 square kilometres (landlocked country)
- Nigerien Population: 10.6 millions of people.
- Capital: Niamey (770,000 people)
- Nigerien official language: French.
- Another local language: Hausa, Tamacheq, and Zarma
- Independence: 1960 (from France)
- The Republic of Niger is a
Semi-Presidential Democratic Republic.
- Borders of the Republic of Niger: Algeria, Libya, Chad, Nigeria, Benin, Burkina Faso, and Mali.
Religion in Niger: Islam (96% of the population, 11
Niger belongs to the West African Economic Area of the African Civilisation.
- Boubou Hama
The economy of Niger:
- The Economy of Niger is based principally on crops, livestock, and
uranium (30% of exports, the biggest resources in the World).
- 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.
- Real gross domestic product growth: 6%, driven
mainly by the agricultural sector.
- - Agriculture: 33% of GDP
- services: 50.6%
- Industry: 14%
- The ratio of exports to gross domestic product: 18.7.
Debt service (% of exports of products): 7.7
- The population of
Niger lives mainly from agriculture, livestock, fisheries, and handicrafts.
- The inflation: 1.9%
- Nigerien currency: CFA Franc
- Huge reserves of petroleum
- Top Nigerien economic sectors: petroleum, gold, and aluminium
- Niger: fourth world's producer of uranium
- Top Nigerien exports: uranium ore, livestock, and cowpeas
- Top exports partners: Nigeria, the United States, India, Italy, China, and Ghana
- Top imports: foodstuffs, machinery, and vehicles
- 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-Sahelian Highway
- Algiers-Niger-Lagos Corridor
The nearest ports:
- Port of Cotonou
- Port of Lagos (Nigeria)
- Port of Abidjan (Ivory Coast)
- Port of Lomé (Togo)
Niger has preferential market access to:
- Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)
- West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU)
- Community of Sahel-Saharan States (CEN-SAD)
- US-WAEMU Trade Agreement
- Cotonou Agreement (European Union)
- Niger is a beneficiary of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA United States)
Niger is a member of:
- Sino-African Forum
- Forum Africa-India
- African Union (AU)
- Convention on Preventing and Combating Corruption
- African Development Bank
- Afro-Arab cooperation
- Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA)
- Niger Basin Authority
- Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)
- Organisation for the Harmonisation of Business Law in Africa (OHADA)
- Summit Africa (Niger)-America
- Africa (Niger)-Asia Strategic Partnership
- Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)
- Islamic Development Bank