General information

Capital: Yaoundé

Currency unit: CFA franc

Official language: English, French

Area: 472,710 km²

Population in million: 25,216,200.0 

GDP per capita (current US dollars): 1,534 

GDP per capita, PPP (current international $): 3,785 


Labor force participation rate (% of total population ages 15+): 76.3 

Annual growth rate of the population: 2.6 %

Mortality rate, infant (per 1,000 live births): 50.6 %

Life expectancy at birth: 58.5 ans

Youth literacy rate Literacy rate, youth total (% of people ages 15-24): 77 %


Gross domestic product (GDP) in billions of US dollars: 38,675,200,000.00 

Agriculture value added of GDP: 14.4 

Industry value added of GDP: 25.8 

Services value added of GDP: 4.4 


Total exports in billions of US dollars: 4,270,700.00 

Total imports in billions of US dollars: 5,879,160.00 

Major manufactured products (as % of total exports) :
Wood sheets for veneering (1.10 %)
Soap (0.60 %)
bottles, flasks, jars, pots and other containers of glass (0.36 %)
Bars and rods of iron or steel, forged, hot-rolled, hot-drawn (0.31 %)
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 (11.47 %)
Wood sawn (9.18 %)
Bananas (5.86 %)
Wood in the rough (4.98 %)
Natural rubber (3.69 %)

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