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Cameroon

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Capital: Yaoundé

Currency unit: CFA franc

Official language: English, French

Area: 475,440 km²

Population in million: 24.1 

GDP per capita (current US dollars): 1,447 

GDP per capita, PPP (current international $): 3,694 

Demography

Labor force participation rate (% of total population ages 15+): 76.2 

Annual growth rate of the population: 2.6 %

Mortality rate, infant (per 1,000 live births): 55.1 %

Life expectancy at birth: 58.1 ans

Youth literacy rate Literacy rate, youth total (% of people ages 15-24): 75 %

Production

Gross domestic product (GDP) in billions of US dollars: 34.80 

Agriculture value added of GDP: 15.3 

Industry value added of GDP: 24.1 

Services value added of GDP: 52.7 

Trade

Total exports in billions of US dollars: 3.55 

Total imports in billions of US dollars: 5.11 

Major manufactured products (as % of total exports) :
Wood sheets for veneering (1.13 %)
Soap (0.62 %)
bottles, flasks, jars, pots and other containers of glass (0.37 %)
Bars and rods of iron or steel, forged, hot-rolled, hot-drawn (0.32 %)
Cartons, boxes, cases, bags and other packing containers of paper (0.29 %)

Weight of major primary products excluding minerals and oil (as % of total exports) :
Cocoa beans (11.80 %)
Wood sawn (9.04 %)
Bananas (6.03 %)
Wood in the rough (5.60 %)
Natural rubber (3.79 %)

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              Global Sustainable Competitiveness Indicator

              The indicator highlights the scores of each of the three pillars of the sustainable competitiveness. A larger area means a higher score (0-100) and therefore a more favorable economic situation.

              Price competitiveness

              Cameroon: 68
              Breakdown by component
              Cameroon
              Price competitiveness68
              Macroeconomic competitiveness
              Cameroon: 50
              50
              Products competitiveness
              Cameroon: 66
              66
              Productions factors competitiveness
              Cameroon: -
              -

              Durability and resistance to vulnerabilities

              Revealed competitivenes and economic performances

              Cameroon: -
              Breakdown by component
              Cameroon
              Revealed competitivenes and economic performances-
              Weighted market shares index of the 5 major exported primary products (except oil and ores)
              Cameroon: 102
              102
              Weighted market shares index of the 5 major exported manufactured products
              Cameroon: 41
              41