Economic growth in Niger in 2021 was lower than in 2020. Inflationary pressures eased, with inflation falling from 4.4 percent in 2020 to 3.19 percent in 2021, but the inflation rate remains above the WAEMU standard of 3 percent. The allocation of SDR 126 million in 2021 amounted to US$ 179 million. The chronic current account deficit deteriorated slightly to 13.6 percent of GDP in 2021 from 13.1 percent in 2020, while foreign exchange reserves increased to cover 6.1 months of imports from 5.5 months in 2020. (Download detailed Analysis Source : Report African Economic Outlook 2022 ; AfDB)
As a member of UEMOA, the Niger is a member of the Regional Securities Exchange (BRVM), which account 59 listed companies, representing, in the end of 2017, representing a market capitalization of $ 16.3 billion.
In the end of 2016, the banking sector of UEMOA represented a total asset of $ 36 billion.
Credit distributed to private sector at the end of 2017 represents $ 30 billion.
Amounts invested by private equity represents $ 103 million.