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.