Economy of Cameroon

Imports
Imports commoditiesmachinery, electrical equipment, transport equipment, fuel, food
Import partnersChina 18.7%, France 14.9%, Nigeria 12.3%, Belgium 5.2%, US 4.4%, India 4.2% (2012)
Exports
Exports commoditiescrude oil and petroleum products, lumber, cocoa beans, aluminum, coffee, cotton
Export partnersChina 15.2%, Netherlands 9.7%, Spain 9.1%, India 8.6%, Portugal 8.1%, Italy 6%, US 5.5%, France 4% (2012)
Economy sectors
Agriculture productscoffee, cocoa, cotton, rubber, bananas, oilseed, grains, cassava (manioc); livestock; timber
Industrial productspetroleum production and refining, aluminum production, food processing, light consumer goods, textiles, lumber, ship repair
Economy
Unemployment3.80 % (2012)3.80 % (2011)3.80 % (2010)
Unemployment of Cameroon
GDP - Official Exchange Rate27.9 Billion $ (2013)25.0 Billion $ (2012)25.5 Billion $ (2011)
GDP - Official Exchange Rate of Cameroon
GDP growth rate4.60 % (2013)4.60 % (2012)4.20 % (2011)
GDP growth rate of Cameroon
GDP per Capita (PPP)2,400 $ (2013)2,300 $ (2012)2,300 $ (2011)
GDP per Capita (PPP) of Cameroon
GDP - Purchasing Power Parity53.2 Billion $ (2013)50.2 Billion $ (2012)48.1 Billion $ (2011)
GDP - Purchasing Power Parity of Cameroon
GDP PPP per land area112 Thousand $ per square kilometer (2013)106 Thousand $ per square kilometer (2012)101 Thousand $ per square kilometer (2011)
GDP PPP per land area of Cameroon
ElectricityBanking
Central bank discount rate0.00 % (2010)4.25 % (2009)4.75 % (2008)
Central bank discount rate of Cameroon
Commercial bank prime lending rate14.0 % (2013)14.0 % (2012)14.0 % (2011)
Commercial bank prime lending rate of Cameroon
GDP decomposition by sector
Agriculture % of GDP20.6 % (2013)20.8 % (2012)
Industry % of GDP27.3 % (2013)27.5 % (2012)
Services % of GDP52.1 % (2013)51.6 % (2012)
Tourism
International tourism, number of arrivals817 Thousand (2012)604 Thousand (2011)573 Thousand (2010)
International tourism, number of arrivals of Cameroon
Yearly Tourist arrivals to residents ratio3.77 % (2012)3.06 % (2011)2.78 % (2010)
Yearly Tourist arrivals to residents ratio of Cameroon
Debt, Current Account Balance and Budget Deficit
Public debt (Percentage of GDP)16.7 % of GDP (2013)16.1 % of GDP (2012)13.9 % of GDP (2011)
Public debt (Percentage of GDP) of Cameroon
Current Account Balance (Percentage of GDP)-3.61 % of GDP (2012)-2.94 % of GDP (2011)-3.81 % of GDP (2010)
Current Account Balance (Percentage of GDP) of Cameroon
External Debt Stocks (Percentage of GNI)14.8 % of GNI (2012)12.3 % of GNI (2011)14.4 % of GNI (2010)
External Debt Stocks (Percentage of GNI) of Cameroon
Short-term debt (percentage of total external debt)4.28 % of total external debt (2012)2.29 % of total external debt (2011)0.28 % of total external debt (2010)
Short-term debt (percentage of total external debt) of Cameroon
Current Account Balance (Total)-1.46 Billion $ (2013)-956.20 Million $ (2012)-1.37 Billion $ (2011)
Current Account Balance (Total) of Cameroon
External Debt (Total)3.46 Billion $ (2013)3.21 Billion $ (2012)3.15 Billion $ (2011)
External Debt (Total) of Cameroon
External Debt (Percentage of GDP)12.4 % of GDP (2013)12.8 % of GDP (2012)12.3 % of GDP (2011)
External Debt (Percentage of GDP) of Cameroon
External Debt per Capita155 $ (2013)148 $ (2012)160 $ (2011)
External Debt per Capita of Cameroon