Cameroon: Economy

Economic Trivia

Because of its modest oil resources and favorable agricultural conditions, Cameroon has one of the best-endowed primary commodity economies in sub-Saharan Africa.

Trade Source: United Nations Comtrade
Note: Top 3 trade partners are calculated by imports + exports.

Data unavailable

Top Industries Source: CIA World Factbook

Petroleum Production and Refining; Aluminum Production; Food Processing; Light Consumer Goods

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) Source: The World Bank

GDP, PPP (current international $) $60 billion (2013)
GDP Growth Rate (annual %) 5.5% (2013)
GDP Per Capita, PPP (current international $) $2,711 (2013)
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GDP Country Rank 97/192 (2013)

Economic Indicators Source: The World Bank

Inflation, consumer prices (annual %) 1.945% (2013)
External debt stocks, total (DOD, current US$) $3,672 million (2012)
Total tax rate (% of commercial profits) 48.8% (2013)
Real Interest Rate (5 year average %) 13.377% (2007)
Manufacturing, value added (% of GDP) 16.718% (2007)
Current Account Balance (BoP, current US$) $-955,988,361 (2012)
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Labor and Employment Source: The World Bank

Labor Force, Total 8,658,591 (2012)
Employment in Agriculture (% of total employment) 53.3% (2010)
Employment in Industry (% of total employment) 12.6% (2010)
Employment in Services (% of total employment) 34.1% (2010)
Unemployment Rate 3.8% (2012)
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Imports of goods and services (current US$) $8,085 million (2012)
Exports of goods and services (current US$) $7,385 million (2012)
Total Merchandise Trade (% of GDP) 43.819% (2012)
FDI, net inflows (BoP, current US$) $526 million (2012)
Commercial Service Exports (current US$) $1,542,932,676 (2012)
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How to interpret the graph: The purpose of this graph is to take a snapshot of a country’s economy in comparison to other economies. For example, Cameroon’s Exports rank is higher than (please wait...) of the countries in the dataset. For Exports, FDI and GDP measures, a higher rank (closer to 100%) indicates a stronger economy. Conversely, for Unemployment and Inflation, a lower rank (closer to 0%) indicates a stronger economy.

Due to unavailable data the following indicators have been omitted:
  • Exports
  • FDI, net inflows
  • GDP Growth Rate
  • GDP Per Capita
  • Inflation
  • Unemployment

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