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Cameroon

Cameroon Economic Outlook

  • Cameroon’s economy grew by a brisk 5.7% in 2015, led mainly by the secondary sector.
  • In the current context of declining oil prices, the country must rationalise public investment and improve the effectiveness of its expenditure.
  • Urbanisation has had a positive impact on poverty reduction, but more proactive policies are needed to diminish inequalities and imbalances.

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Key Facts

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Capital: Yaounde
Area: 476,000 sq km
Total Population 2015: 22.3 Million
Urban Population 2015: 53.24%
Female Population 2015: 50.01%
GDP: US$ 29.2 Billion
GNI Per Capita 2015: US$ 1,170
Inflation Rate: 2.29%
Crude Birth Rate (per 1000): 37.27%
Human Development Index (rank / 187): 150
Human Development Index (scale 0 to 1): 0.495
Membership Date: 10/09/1964
Cumulative Approvals (1967-2015): UA 1.4 Billion

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Bureau National du Cameroun

Groupe de la Banque africaine de développement
Immeuble Foul’assi - 1067 bis rue 1750
Nouvelle Route Bastos,
BP 33178- Yaoundé, Cameroun

Tél : (237) 22202761 / 22202765
Fax : (237) 22 20 27 64

M. Racine Kane, Représentant Résident

Department Central Africa Region

Mrs. Marlene KANGA, Director Central Africa Region

African Development Bank Group 
Rue Anoma 01 BP 1387 Abidjan 01 (Cote d'Ivoire)
Tel +225 20 26 22 51