Natural resources of Niger

Natural resources of Niger


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.


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


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


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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