Niger Niger

EITI Status

EITI Status: 
Compliant country

Compliant since

Compliant since: 
1 March 2011

Extractive Industries

The Republic of Niger has significant reserves of uranium. According to the World Nuclear Association, Niger is the world's fourth-ranking producer of uranium. Uranium mining recently experienced expansion, partly due to revisions of Niger's mining laws that increased incentives for foreign investors.

Gold mining has traditionally been done on a small scale. Despite production starting in Niger's first commercial mine at Samira in late 2004, the gold sector's contribution to the economy remains modest. 

Niger became an oil producer in 2011 with first production from the Agadem oilfield and when the country's first refinery was opened at Zinder. Reserves are estimated at 480 million barrels. Niger's oil production grew from 13,000 barrels per day in 2012 to 19,000 in 2013 according to the IMF, of which roughly two thirds is exported. 

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.

EITI Implementation

Preparatory work towards the publication of the Report covering 2013 is on-going.

Previous EITI Reports were published in time, the latest one, covering 2012 in December 2014.

For priorities of the country's EITI, see the workplan below. 

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National Coordinator

National Coordinator
+227 2075 5950 / +227 9664 8400 / +227 20 72 20 56

International Secretariat

Country Manager
EITI International Secretariat
+66 88 604 9930
Regional Director
EITI International Secretariat
+47 216 85 398

Facts & Figures

Latest Eiti Report: 2012 Report
Deadline for next Eiti report: Thursday, 31 December 2015
Number of fiscal years published: 8

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