Natural resources of Niger

Natural resources of Niger

Uranium

Niger is the fourth largest producer of uranium in the world. The country aims at increasing its uranium output by 5,000 tonnes per year.

Gold

The indicated gold resources are estimated to be 20.9 million tonnes of ore.

Coal

Niger’s coal resources are estimated at 13.7 Mt of coal.

Oil

Niger produced 16,000 barrels/day of oil in the first half of 2013.

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Other mineral resources

  • Iron ore
  • Tin
  • Phosphates
  • Molybdenum
  • Gypsum
  • Salt

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