Niger

Niger, officially named the Republic of Niger, is a landlocked country in Western Africa, named after the Niger River. It borders Nigeria and Benin to the south, Burkina Faso and Mali to the west, Algeria and Libya to the north and Chad to the east.
BASIC INDICATORS
CapitalNiamey
Population16.46 million
Official LanguageFrench
National LanguageArabic, Hausa, Songhai
Area 1.27 million sq km (489,000 sq miles)
(source: BBC.co.uk)

ECONOMIC INDICATORS
Monetary UnitCommunaute Financiere Africaine (CFA)
GDP Total (PPP)$10.58 billion (2010)
Per capita $700 (2010 est.)
GDP (Official Exchange Rate) $5.603 billion (2009 est.)
GDP Growth (Annual %) 3.5% (2010 est.)
(source: CIA.gov)

TRADE POLICY
WTO accession Date13 December 1996
Trade Policy review Dates1, 13 November 2009
Contribution to WTO budget0.015% (2010)
Services sectors with GATS commitments7
(WTO.org)

TRADE STATISTICS
Exports of goods and servicesNot Provided
Main Export CommoditiesUranium, livestock products
Imports of goods and servicesNot Provided
Import CommoditiesNot Provided
(2008) (World Development Indicators Database 2010)

WORLD DOING BUSINESS RANKING
2010 2009 Change
Starting a business-
Closing a business-
Dealing with construction permits-
-
Registering property-
Getting credit-
Protecting investors-
Paying taxes-
Trading across borders-
Enforcing contracts-
(Source: The World Bank Group)