Niger 1997

Niger is a country located in Africa. According to AbbreviationFinder, NE is the two-letter ISO code of Niger, and NER is the three-letter country abbreviation for Niger.

Yearbook 1997

Niger. In mid-January, riots broke out in the capital Niamey. Participants in the large demonstration train that pulled through the city drew sharp criticism of the government’s undemocratic policies. According to Countryaah, the national day of Niger is August 3. More than 50 people were arrested and both the president and the prime minister called for calm. Among the arrested were former President Mahamane Ousmane.

Economy

Inflation rate 2.40%
Unemployment rate , 3%
Gross domestic product (GDP) $ 21,860,000,000
GDP growth rate 4.90%
GDP per capita $ 1,200
GDP by sector
Agriculture 41.60%
Industry 19.50%
Service 38.70%
State budget
Revenue 320 million
Expenditure 320 million
Proportion of the population below the national poverty line 63%
Distribution of household income
Top 10% 28.5
Lower 10% 3.7
Industrial production growth rate 4.80%
Investment volume
National debt 45.30% of GDP
Foreign exchange reserves
Tourism 2014
Number of visitors 135,000
Revenue $ 59,000,000

 

The President dissolved the government on two occasions during the year. The latter conversion, which was done in November, was more pervasive than the first (in April). In November, the President dismissed Prime Minister Cissé and appointed Foreign Minister Ibrahim Hassane Mayaki instead. President Maïnassara described the dismissed government as incompetent and invited the opposition to join the new government. The opposition welcomed the president’s invitation but felt it would be better to call for general elections to resolve the country’s political crisis.