Foreign Trade (As % of GDP) fell 4.66% to 41.2% in Cameroon in 2017

Foreign Trade (As % of GDP) (%), 2017
Economy | Cameroon | May 18, 2019
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Foreign trade as a share of GDP fell 4.66% to 41.2% in Cameroon in 2017, according to the National Statistical Office.

Historically, foreign trade as a share of GDP in Cameroon reached an all time high of 65.0% in 1985 and an all time low of 26.5% in 1993. When compared to Cameroon's main peers, foreign trade as a share of GDP in Central African Republic amounted to 44.3%, 74.4% in Chad, 75.1% in Gabon and 26.3% in Nigeria in 2017.

Cameroon has been ranked 145th within the group of 163 countries we follow in terms of foreign trade as a share of GDP, 22 places below the position seen 10 years ago.

Foreign Trade (As % of GDP) Unit 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Angola % 86.8% 79.3% 62.9% 53.4% 52.3%
Benin % 59.2% 65.3% 56.8% 59.0% 61.5%
Cameroon % 55.6% 55.1% 49.9% 43.2% 41.2%
Central African Republic % 38.4% 53.1% 53.1% 50.5% 57.1%
Chad % 72.6% 76.6% 66.6% 63.3% 73.6%
Congo % 93.0% 105% 122% 129% 112%
Dem. Republic of the Congo % 77.5% 78.7% 59.3% 55.9% 74.3%
Equatorial Guinea % 107% 104% 98.9% 92.6% 102%
Gabon % 90.6% 73.5% 73.9% 70.1% 75.1%
Niger % 46.3% 45.7% 44.1% 36.3% 39.1%
Nigeria % 31.0% 30.9% 21.3% 20.7% 26.3%
Sudan % 23.7% 19.5% 19.1% 22.4% 21.9%