MAJOR COMMERCIAL CITIES: Niamey, Zinder, Maradi, Agadez
MAJOR INTERNATIONAL AIRPORTS: Mano Dayak International Airport, Diori Hamani International Airport
MAJOR SEAPORTS: Niger is a landlocked country with no access to the sea. The ports of Lomé, Togo and Cotonou, Benin are the most used ports, with the port of Tema, Ghana and Abidjan, Ivory Coast as backup ports.
RAIL AND ROADWAYS: The roads in Niger stretches about 18 950 kilometres. About 21 per cent of the roads are paved and classified as primary roads. Most of the paved roads can be found at the stretch between Niamey and Nguime, via Diffa, and the triangle consisting of Agadez, Zinder and Tahoua. Secondary roads make up around 13.5% and consist of lateral and gravel roads. Tertiary roads are about 7.5 per cent and are generally dirt roads. The remaining 58 per cent consists of rural tracks and trails. The road network is mostly developed in the south which is most densely populated and where most of the economic activity takes place.
A railway connecting Niger to a seaport has been a long running pipedream for Niger for which a railway would facilitate the import and export of goods. A railway connecting Nigroad a seaport has been a long running pipedream for Niger for which a railway would facilitate the import and export of goods.
EXPORT GOODS: The top exports of Niger are Gold ($457M), Other Oily Seeds ($214M), Radioactive Chemicals ($59.6M), Petroleum Gas ($42.5M), and Refined Petroleum ($19.2M)
EXPORT PARTNERS: exporting mostly to United Arab Emirates ($459M), China ($209M), France ($57.3M), Pakistan($42.5M), and Burkina Faso ($20M)
IMPORT GOODS: The top imports of Niger are Rice ($66.4M), Packaged Medicaments ($64.8M), Palm Oil ($62.8M), Cars ($54.6M), and Cement ($44.1M)
IMPORT PARTNERS: importing mostly from China($289M), France ($141M), United Arab Emirates ($107M), Cote d'Ivoire ($95.9M), and India($85.5M)