Factsheet : Cameroon

Official Title:
Republic of Cameroon


General Information

Capital: Yaounde
Population (million): 21.994
Total Area: 475,440km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 447.46 Franc CFA (XAF) (2014)
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:
Foreign Affairs: Pierre MOUKOKO MBONJO
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

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


Economic Information (2013)

Comparative figures
Type Cameroon Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 30.14 1881.42
GDP per capita: ($) 1370.46 53593.83
GDP growth rate: (%) 5.45 2.02
Inflation: (%) 2.05 0.96
Unemployment: (%) 0 7.08

Trade and Investment (2014)

Canadian exports to country: $67,749,647
Canadian imports from country: $111,798,210
FDI in Canada: $ million (2013)
CDI in Cameroon: $ million (2013)


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
High Commissioner Solomon Azoh-Mbi ANU’A- GHEYLE

Canadian Representation Abroad:
High Commissioner designate René CREMONESE


March 2015
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.
5-year trade
Canada - Cameroon
Year Exports Imports
2010 $29,675,433 $6,204,001
2011 $27,142,424 $7,539,529
2012 $39,547,283 $11,033,887
2013 $44,133,408 $8,978,056
2014 $67,749,647 $111,798,210
Product trade (2014)
21 HS Chapters
Canada - Cameroon
Chapter Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $112,931 $8,528
02 Veg. Prod. $50,595,495 $238,695
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $ $9,191
04 Food Prod. $80,002 $311,220
05 Mineral Prod. $24 $103,362,293
06 Chemical Prod. $125,931 $97,242
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $772,365 $601,138
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $830 $2,369
09 Wood Prod. $120,439 $6,107,421
10 Paper Prod. $652,143 $23,306
11 Textiles Prod. $165,801 $193,854
12 Dress Access. $2,028 $25,224
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $1,750 $2,634
14 Precious Metals/stones $ $17,300
15 Base Metal Prod. $3,665,799 $69,431
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $5,184,927 $385,802
17 Vehicles and Equip. $4,299,762 $42,273
18 Specialized Inst. $121,404 $28,661
19 Arms & Ammunition $9,365 $139
20 Misc. Articles $261,721 $238,293
21 Antiques $ $32,972