In 2019, exports from Togo to Niger exceeded $80 million

Economic governance
Sunday, 04 April 2021 17:06
In 2019, exports from Togo to Niger exceeded $80 million


In 2019, Togo exported over $80 million worth of goods to Niger, according to data gathered by the UN. 

The exports include mainly livestock and oils (valued at around $25 million), as well as plastics and derivatives ($14.5 million). There were also vehicles, sugar, iron, steel, wines, fabrics, alcohol drinks and other beverages.

This makes Niger Togo’s fourth export destination over the period reviewed, with 8.9% of all Togolese exports. The new performance is far better than that recorded in 2018; it stood at about $38 million. 

The increase is attributable primarily to the Port of Lomé’s performances which were significantly driven up by the Togolese government’s efforts to make the infrastructure a logistics hub across the region. 

It should be noted that President Gnassingbé was in Niamey on April 2, 2021, to take part in the swearing-in ceremony of Niger’s newly elected leader, Mohamed Bazoum. It is to be expected that bilateral cooperation between the two countries, at the trade, politial and diplomatic levels, will further improve, especially given growing talks of an open market in Africa. 

Séna Akoda

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