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Foreign Trade (As % of GDP) in Cameroon

Source: World Bank
Last Updated: May 1, 2021

Foreign trade as a share of GDP reached 44.9 % in 2019 in Cameroon, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 4.32 % more 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 66.1 %, 74.6 % in Chad, 72.2 % in Gabon and 34.0 % in Nigeria in 2019.

Cameroon has been ranked 133rd within the group of 152 countries we follow in terms of foreign trade as a share of GDP, 4 places above 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.


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