Source
Central bank

Bank of Central African States

International Reserves

USD 3.5 billion (2015)

International Monetary Fund (IMF), data retrieved January 2017

Gross Domestic Product - GDP

USD 33.1 billion (2017, estimate)

GDP (Purchasing Power Parity)

Intl$ 82.2 billion (2017, estimate)

Real GDP growth
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
3.2% 3.3% 2.9% 1.9% 3.3% 4.1% 4.6%
2013 2014 2015* 2016* 2017*    
5.6% 5.9% 5.8% 4.8% 4.2%    

*Estimate

GDP per capita - current prices

USD 1,364.1 (2017, estimate)

GDP per capita - PPP

Intl$ 3,386.1 (2017, estimate)

GDP (PPP) - share of world total
1980 1990 2000 2010 2017*
0.08% 0.08% 0.06% 0.06% 0.07%

*Estimate

 
 
Source
GDP - composition by sector
  • agriculture: 21.3% 
  • industry: 30.8% 
  • services: 47.9%

(2016 estimate)

Gross domestic expenditure on R&D; (% of GDP)

N/A

 

Inflation
2013 2014 2015* 2016* 2017*
2.1% 1.9% 2.8% 2.2% 2.2%

*Estimate

Unemployment rate
2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

*Estimate

Household saving rates

N/A

Public debt (General government gross debt as a % of GDP)
2013 2014 2015* 2016* 2017*
18.7% 27.5% 29% 31.6% 33.8%

*Estimate

Public deficit (General government net lending/borrowing as a % of GDP)
2013 2014 2015* 2016* 2017*
-4% -4.6% -2.7% -6.2% -4.9%

*Estimate

Government bond ratings

Standard & Poor's: B

Moody's: B2

Standard & Poor's / Moody's (Updated January 2017)

Market value of publicly traded shares
2013 2014 2015
N/A N/A N/A
Largest companies in Cameroon

N/A

 
 
Source
Current account balance

US$ -1.083 billion (2014 estimate)

Current account balance by percentage of GDP

-3.508% of GDP (2014 estimate)

Exports as percent of GDP(Exports of goods and services)

27.9% (2012)

(Data released on Oct 2014)

Shares in world total merchandising export

0.02% (2012)

(Data were released in March 2014)

Shares in world total commercial services export

0.04% (2012)

(Data were released in 2014)

Total exports

US$6.002 billion (2013 estimate) 

Export commodities

crude oil and petroleum products, lumber, cocoa beans, aluminum, coffee, cotton

Total imports

US$6.795 billion (2013 estimate) 

 
 
Source
Import commodities

machinery, electrical equipment, transport equipment, fuel, food

Exports - major partners

China 15.2%, Netherlands 9.7%, Spain 9.1%, India 8.6%, Portugal 8.1%, Italy 6%, US 5.5%, France 4% (2012)

Imports - major partners

China 18.7%, France 14.9%, Nigeria 12.3%, Belgium 5.2%, US 4.4%, India 4.2% (2012)

FDI inflows
2011 2012 2013
US$ 652 million US$ 526 million US$ 572 million
FDI outflows
2011 2012 2013  
US$ 187 million US$-284 million US$ 135 million  
Value of cross-border M&A;, by country of purchaser
2010 2011 2012 2013
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Cross-border M&A; deals worth over $3 billion completed in 2012(Acquiring company, Acquired company, Country of the acquired company, Value of the deal)

N/A

(for a monthly update on M&A; click here )

Cross-border M&A; deals worth over $3 billion completed in 2013(Acquiring company, Acquired company, Country of the acquired company, Value of the deal)

N/A

(for a monthly update on M&A; click here )

Best countries for doing business World Bank/IFC Doing Business Project

Economies are ranked on their ease of doing business, from 1 - 189. A high ranking means the regulatory environment is more conducive to the starting and operation of a local firm.

Overall ranking: 168 out of 189 countries (2013)

Subcategories:

Starting a business: 132 out of 189 countries

Enforcing Contracts: 175 out of 189 countries

Registering Property: 159 out of 189 countries

Getting credit: 109 out of 189 countries

Protecting investors: 128 out of 189 countries

Trading across border: 159 out of 189 countries

Paying Taxes: 180 out of 189 countries

Dealing with Construction Permits: 127 out of 189 countries

Getting Electricity: 62 out of 189 countries

Resolving Insolvency: 151 out of 189 countries

(2013)

Global competitiveness ranking(ranking by country on a basis of 144, the first is the best)

116

(2014-2015)

 

 

Index of Economic FreedomWSJ and Heritage Foundation

Ranking: 136 Score: 52.6 (Mostly Unfree) (2014)

(100=totally free 0=totally repressed )

 
 
Source
Time zone

UTC+1

Total area

475,440 sq km

Capital

Yaounde

Currency

Cooperation Financiere en Afrique Centrale francs (XAF)

Government type

republic; multiparty presidential regime

Languages

24 major African language groups, English (official), French (official)

Religions

indigenous beliefs 40%, Christian 40%, Muslim 20%

Total population
1990 2000 2010 2014* 2019**
11.685 million 15.541 million 20.424 million 22.544 million 25.506 million

*Estimate    **Forecast

 
 
Source
Urban population as % of total population
1960 1980 2000 2013
13.9% 32% 46% 53%
Population median age

18.3 years (2014 est.)

Population growth rate

2.6% (2014 est.)

Life expectancy

57.35 years  (2014 est.)

Adult literacy

71.3%  (2010 estimate)

% of population living on less than $2 a day

53.2% (2007)

Inequality of wealth distribution (Gini index)

40.7 (2007)

(0=perfect equality, 100=absolute inequality)

Freedom House rating

Political Rights: 6
Civil Liberties: 6 (2014)

(1 represents the most free, 7 the least free)

Total telephone subscribers as % of population

Fixed  3.6%   Mobile 70.4% (2013)
(fixed-telephone subscribers and mobile-cellular subscribers)

Internet users as % of total population

6.40% (2013)

Cost of living - Mercer index(ranking by city on a basis of 214; the 1st is the most expensive and the 214th is the least expensive)

Yaounde 44th (2014)

CO2 emissions(Metric tons of CO2 per capita)

0.4 (2010)