Factsheet : Cameroon

Official Title:
Republic of Cameroon


General Information

Capital: Yaounde
Population (million): 23.69
Total Area: 475,440km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 447.47986 Franc CFA (XAF) (2016- 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:
Cameroon People’s Democratic Movement (CPDM), Social Democratic Front (SDF), Cameroon Democratic Union (CDU), National Union for Democracy and Progress (NUDP)

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


Economic Information (2016)

Comparative figures
Type Cameroon Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 38.87 2,026.59
GDP per capita: ($) 1,641.30 55,938.56
GDP growth rate: (%) 4.44 1.43
Inflation: (%) 0.87 1.41
Unemployment: (%) 0 7

Product Trade and Investment (2016)

Canadian exports to country: $55,746,713
Canadian imports from country: $9,717,996
FDI in Canada: $ million
CDI in Cameroon: $ million


Representation

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

Canadian Representation Abroad:
High Commissioner René CREMONESE


May 2017
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
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 $7,020,474
2016 $55,746,713 $9,717,996
Product trade (2016)
21 HS Sections
Canada - Cameroon
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $ $11,130
02 Veg. Prod. $45,488,234 $418,566
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $8,132 $20,771
04 Food Prod. $11,781 $90,172
05 Mineral Prod. $38 $2,483
06 Chemical Prod. $219,936 $47,133
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $250,217 $808,390
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $3,973 $3,561
09 Wood Prod. $39,539 $7,351,470
10 Paper Prod. $268,475 $80,943
11 Textiles Prod. $190,782 $134,325
12 Dress Access. $223 $46,609
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $13,044 $62,530
14 Precious Metals/stones $ $1,432
15 Base Metal Prod. $509,049 $50,995
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $2,661,191 $474,791
17 Vehicles and Equip. $4,412,222 $30,584
18 Specialized Inst. $285,164 $12,927
19 Arms & Ammunition $ $1,909
20 Misc. Articles $39,366 $39,553
21 Antiques $ $26,695