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Fact Sheet

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Cameroon

Official Title:
Republic of Cameroon


General Information

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
2009 $34,275,865 $4,553,717
2010 $29,675,433 $6,204,001
2011 $27,142,424 $7,539,529
2012 $39,547,283 $11,033,829
2013 $44,291,965 $8,978,327
Product trade (2013)
21 HS Chapters
Canada - Cameroon
Chapter Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $4,060 $3,008
02 Veg. Prod. $32,162,293 $110,670
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $ $2,732
04 Food Prod. $80,289 $73,552
05 Mineral Prod. $3,698 $108
06 Chemical Prod. $91,787 $3,046
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $184,227 $2,714,839
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $221 $2,650
09 Wood Prod. $43,413 $4,169,329
10 Paper Prod. $1,742,133 $47,918
11 Textiles Prod. $261,696 $42,638
12 Dress Access. $38,689 $20,605
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $29,951 $682
14 Precious Metals/stones $40 $13,027
15 Base Metal Prod. $1,548,577 $125,816
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $4,468,676 $1,508,669
17 Vehicles and Equip. $2,799,805 $26,874
18 Specialized Inst. $229,457 $20,984
19 Arms & Ammunition $ $
20 Misc. Articles $117,119 $84,295
21 Antiques $ $383

Capital: Yaounde
Population (million): 21.994
Total Area: 475,440km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 479.82 Franc CFA (XAF) (2013)
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 October 2011, Next in October 2018; Legislatives: Last in July 2007, Next in 2013


Economic Information (2013)

Comparative figures
Type Cameroon Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 28.78 1878.77
GDP per capita: ($) 1308.52 53518.54
GDP growth rate: (%) 4.65 2.01
Inflation: (%) 2.05 0.96
Unemployment: (%) 0 7.08

Trade and Investment (2013)

Canadian exports to country: $44,291,965
Canadian imports from country: $8,978,327
FDI in Canada: $ million
CDI in Cameroon: $ million


Representation

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

Canadian Representation Abroad:
High Commissioner Benoît-Pierre LARAMÉE


May 2014
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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Date Modified:
2010-02-17