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

Foreign Trade (As % of GDP) (%)
Economy | Cameroon | May 18, 2019
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Foreign trade as a share of GDP reached 41.2 % in 2017 in Cameroon, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 4.66 % less than in the previous year.

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 147th within the group of 165 countries we follow in terms of foreign trade as a share of GDP, 22 places behind the position seen 10 years ago.

Trade is the sum of exports and imports of goods and services measured as a share of gross domestic product.

Foreign Trade (As % of GDP) Unit 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Angola % 100.0% 91.8% 86.8% 79.3% 62.9%
Benin % 50.7% 54.8% 63.9% 74.2% 58.8%
Cameroon % 56.9% 56.4% 55.6% 55.1% 49.9%
Central African Republic % 33.5% 33.4% 39.5% 50.6% 47.2%
Chad % 80.7% 80.6% 72.6% 76.6% 66.6%
Congo % 145% 144% 143% 143% 166%
Dem. Republic of the Congo % 85.2% 68.4% 77.5% 78.7% 59.3%
Equatorial Guinea % 114% 117% 107% 104% 98.9%
Gabon % 90.5% 92.3% 90.6% 73.5% 73.9%
Niger % 68.7% 61.2% 61.7% 60.3% 59.1%
Nigeria % 53.3% 44.5% 31.0% 30.9% 21.4%
Sudan % 33.1% 24.7% 23.7% 19.5% 19.1%