Niger Niger

EITI Status

EITI Status: 
Compliant country

Compliant since

Compliant since: 
1 March 2011

Extractive Industries

The Republic of Niger has large reserves of uranium and in 2010 was the fifth largest producer in the world. Uranium mining recently experienced expansion, partly due to revisions of Niger's mining laws which increased incentives for foreign investors. Gold mining has been traditionally done on small scale. Despite production starting in Niger's first commercial mine at Samira in late 2004, gold contribution to the economy remains modest. Oil reserves in Niger are estimated at 480 million barrels, and the country officially became an oil producer in 2011 with the opening of the country's first refinery in Zinder. It expects to produce about 20,000 barrels of fuel a day, initially just for the local market.  In 2009, natural resources (uranium) accounted for 41.4% of total exports and for 12% of government revenue.

EITI Reporting

The country produces EITI Reports that disclose revenues from the extraction of its natural resources. Companies disclose what they have paid in taxes and other payments and the government discloses what it has received. These two sets of figures are compared and reconciled.
The 2010 report was published in July 2012. The selection of the reconciler for the 2011 EITI Report is underway. It will again cover all mining and oil companies that made payments in 2011 and artisanal miners.

EITI Implementation

Implementation is progressing as planned with the 2010 report published in June 2012 and the 2011 exercise currently under elaboration. Communications and outreach activities ongoing across the country.

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Innovations

  • Report disaggregated by company and revenue stream.
  • Interesting summary report.
  • Contract and revenue disclosure mandated by the constitution.
  • Intranet section planned for website to better link stakeholders.

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National Coordinator

International Secretariat

Niger
Strategic Advisor
EITI International Secretariat
+47 97 99 47 70

Facts & Figures

Latest Eiti Report: 2011 Report
Deadline for next Eiti report: Wednesday, 31 December 2014
Number of fiscal years published: 7

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