Factsheet : Cameroon

Official Title:
Republic of Cameroon


General Information

Capital: Yaounde
Population (million): 23.108
Total Area: 475,440km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 462.95 Franc CFA (XAF) (2015- Annual average)
National Holiday: 20 May, National Day
Language(s): English & French, other African languages


Political Information

Type of State:
Republic

Type of Government:
Bicameral system: National Assembly and Senate

Head of State:
President Paul BIYA

Head of Government:
Prime Minister Philémon YANG

Ministers:
External Relations: Lejeune MBELLA MBELLA
Finance: Alamine OUSMANE MEY
Commerce: Luc Magloire MBARGA ATANGANA

Main Political Parties:
CPDM: Cameroon People’s Democratic Movement SDF: Social Democratic Front, CDU: Cameroon Democratic Union, UNDP: National Union for Democracy and Progress

Elections:
Presidential: Last in 2011, Next in 2018. Legislatives: Last in 2013, Next in 2018


Economic Information (2015)

Comparative figures
Type Cameroon Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 36.42 1985.05
GDP per capita: ($) 1575.91 55409.05
GDP growth rate: (%) 5.87 1.18
Inflation: (%) 2.75 1.1
Unemployment: (%) 0 6.89

Product Trade and Investment (2015)

Canadian exports to country: $72,912,888
Canadian imports from country: $7,020,158
FDI in Canada: $ million
CDI in Cameroon: $ million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
High Commissioner Anu’a-Gheyle Solomon AZOH-MBI

Canadian Representation Abroad:
High Commissioner René CREMONESE


August 2016
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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Please note that all statistics reflect Canadian dollars, with some figures reflecting the yearly averages for the year. If listed as ’0’ or absent, the statistic is unavailable.
Bilateral Product trade
Canada - Cameroon
Year Exports Imports
2011 $27,142,424 $7,539,529
2012 $39,547,283 $11,033,887
2013 $44,133,408 $8,978,056
2014 $67,684,647 $111,794,479
2015 $72,912,888 $7,020,158
Product trade (2015)
21 HS Sections
Canada - Cameroon
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $263,085 $45,085
02 Veg. Prod. $58,558,604 $281,712
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $8,174 $16,839
04 Food Prod. $39,391 $105,078
05 Mineral Prod. $ $3,600
06 Chemical Prod. $3,123,961 $8,187
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $166,731 $346,563
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $14 $10,460
09 Wood Prod. $66,434 $5,244,518
10 Paper Prod. $63,647 $32,374
11 Textiles Prod. $430,917 $241,415
12 Dress Access. $6,696 $32,883
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $27,460 $146,233
14 Precious Metals/stones $ $17,747
15 Base Metal Prod. $609,511 $20,778
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $4,126,437 $326,235
17 Vehicles and Equip. $3,709,004 $27,746
18 Specialized Inst. $275,026 $26,378
19 Arms & Ammunition $ $9
20 Misc. Articles $420,751 $75,181
21 Antiques $ $11,137