Trade Data Analysis

Niger: Intra-Africa trade and tariff profile

Niger: Intra-Africa trade and tariff profile

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Intra-Africa trade profile for 2018

In 2018, Niger exported and imported goods to and from the rest of Africa to the value of US$291 million and US$504 million, respectively. Intra-Africa exports accounted for 19% of Niger’s total exports and imports for 19% of total imports for 2018%.

  • Between 2017 and 2018, Niger’s intra-Africa exports declined by 82% (world exports declined by 21%); exports to all main African destination markets, except Tunisia declined. On the contrary, intra-Africa and world imports increased by 31% and 50% respectively. Imports of soups and broths, iron bars and rods, maize and extracts more than doubled.

  • 74% of Niger’s intra-Africa exports products are petroleum oils (excluding crude). Other export products include onions, live animals, pasta, palm oil and fruit stones and kernels for human consumption. The top 10 export products account for 94% of total intra-Africa exports.

  • 30% of intra-Africa imports are cement and palm oil. Other import products include cigars and cigarettes, electric energy, wheat flour and soups and broths. The top 10 import products account for 68% of total intra-Africa imports.

  • Niger mainly trades with fellow ECOWAS member states; 96% of intra-Africa exports are to ECOWAS (63% to Nigeria) and 85% of intra-Africa imports are sourced from ECOWAS (38% from Nigeria). Accordingly, in terms of total intra-Africa trade (exports + imports) Nigeria is the main trading partner (43% of total intra-Africa trade), followed by Ivory Coast (11%) and Ghana (10%).

  • Apart from Nigeria, other main African destination markets are Mali, Burkina Faso, Ghana and Tunisia and other main source markets include Ivory Coast, Ghana, Benin and Togo.

Intra-Africa import tariffs

Niger subscribesto the ECOWAS ETLS enabling all qualifying goods sourced from approved producers in the other ECOWAS member states to be imported into Niger duty-free. Goods imported from CEN-SAD countries, which are not ECOWAS member states (including Egypt, Morocco, Somalia and Tunisia) and the rest of Africa, are levied the MFN applied duty. The MFN applied duty of Niger is the ECOWAS CET which have five tariff bands – duty-free, 5%, 10%, 20% and 35%

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Niger: Intra-Africa trade and tariff profile | December 2019
Infographic: Niger – Intra-Africa trade and tariff profile | December 2019
Niger: Intra-Africa trade and tariff profile | December 2018
Infographic: Niger – Intra-Africa trade and tariff profile | December 2018
Niger: Intra-Africa trade data spreadsheet | December 2018

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