General information

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 


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 %


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 


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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