About Cameroon

  • Cameroon is a country in West Africa. It is bordered by Nigeria to the west; Chad to the northeast; the Central African Republic to the east; and Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, and the Republic of the Congo to the south.
  • Cameroon's coastline lies on the Bight of Bonny, part of the Gulf of Guinea and the Atlantic Ocean. With an area of 475,650 km², it is almost the size of Spain or slightly larger than the US state of California.
  • Its southern and coastal areas are characterized by dense vegetation, a vast river system and a hot, humid climate with abundant rainfall.
  • Cameroon's highlands in central and west offer a cooler climate and an average altitude of more than 1,100 m, the region is rich in volcanic soils, favorable for agriculture (coffee, vegetable, etc.).
  • Largest city is Douala, the country's main port and economic capital with its commercial and industrial activities, Yaounde is the second largest city and the political capital of Cameroon.
  • Other major urban centers are Edea characterized by its heavy industry and its hydro-power plant, Limbe, headquarters of the oil industry and Kribi terminal of the Chad-Cameroon pipeline. English and French are official languages, although French is by far the most understood language.

$72.12 Billion (PPP)
$28.82 Billion (Nominal)
GDP growth
GDP per capita
$3,200 (PPP)
$1,489 (Nominal)
Main industries
petroleum production and refining, aluminium production, food processing, light consumer goods, textiles, lumber, ship repair
$5.283 billion
Export goods
crude oil and petroleum products, lumber, cocoa beans, aluminium, coffee, cotton
$6.159 billion
goods machinery, electrical equipment, transport equipment, fuel, food
Main import partners
China 18.9%
France 15.0%
Nigeria 12.1%
Belgium 5.2%
United States 4.4%
India 4.2%
Economic aid
The Paris Club agreed to reduce Cameroon's debt of $1.3 billion by $900 million, debt relief now totals $1.26 billion
Credit rating
B (Domestic)
B (Foreign)
BBB- (T&C Assessment)

Automotive Industry In

Car manufacturing is non-existent in Cameroon and rare elsewhere in Africa, where large numbers of second hand vehicles are imported from Europe. So, the automative industry is based on spare parts, care, repair, maintaince, etc. Moreover, the country has reached a $158 million agreement with an Indian and two Chinese firms to build two vehicle plants in Cameroon. The first vehicles are due to be ready in 18 months. Country's automative sector heighly waits for invesments.

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