Republic of Cameroon

Population: 25,216,000 (2018)
GDP: 38.7 Billion USD (2018)
Total Area: 472,710 sq km (2018)
Agriculture Land: 20.6% (2016)
Forest: 39.3% (2016)


Cameroon is the largest economy in the Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CEMAC). The country has a diversified economy based on her rich natural resources: oil and gas, aluminium, minerals, agricultural products – coffee, cocoa, cotton, rubber, bananas, oilseed, grains, cassava (manioc, tapioca); livestock; timber. Cameroon’s industries comprise of petroleum production and refining, aluminium production, food processing, light consumer goods, textiles, lumber, ship repair. GDP growth is expected to reach 4.2% this year after reaching 3.5% in 2017 and 4.0% in 2018. The rebound is driven by three factors: an increase in natural gas production, with a new liquefied natural gas (LNG) offshore terminal coming online; and sustained momentum in the construction, industry, housing, and services sectors (World Bank, October 2019).

Natural Rubber

Cameroon’s rubber plantations were established first by the Germans and then by the French. at the beginning of the 20th century. These plantations were located in the Centre,the South and the East provinces. In the 1980's the Cameroonian Government  launched two smallholder rubber development projects partly funded by the World Bank. Two public agro-industries, CDC in the South-West and Hevecam in the South were the technical operators for the implementation of these projects. Today, the main private agro-industrial entities contributing to Cameroon’s rubber are Hevecam (54,000 ha) and Sudcam (45,000 ha), both owned by Halcyon Agri. Major exports destinations are Europe and the U.S..In 2017, the total production of natural rubber in Cameroon reached 53,000 tonnes .

Synthetic Rubber
Currently there is no production of synthetic rubber in Cameroon.

Government & Other Agencies

Ministère du Commerce (Ministry of Trade) 
Immeuble Rose, Yaoundé, Cameroun 
B.P: 27 Yaoundé  
Tel: +237 222 23 36 06  
E-mail: infos@mincommerce.gov.cm 
Website: www.mincommerce.gov.cm
Ministére de l’Agriculture et du Dévelopment Rural (MINADER)
(Ministry of Agriculture & Rural Development) 
Address: BP 1060 Yaoundé
Tel: +237 3222 5166 
Website: www.minader.cm

Cameroon Development Corporation (CDC) 
CDC Head Office 
Bota - Limbe 
South West Region
Republic of Cameroon 
Tel: +237 3333 2251; +237 3343 1883
E-mail: info@cdc-cameroon.com
Website: www.cdc-cameroon.com

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Press Releases
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Paul Biya optimistic about economic situation in 2020 despite security tensions
In his new year’s address to the nation on December 31, 2019, Paul Biya was optimistic about Cameroon's economic situation in 2020, despite a socio-political crisis in the North-West and South-West regions that has already created nearly XAF1,000 billion of losses to companies. “The Government’s 2020 Economic, Financial, Social and Cultural Programme, which was presented recently before the National Assembly, is consistent with this trend. It is based on a...
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IMF Executive Board Completes Fifth Review of the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement for Cameroon
The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) today completed the fifth review of the arrangement under the Extended Credit Facility (ECF) for Cameroon. The completion of the review enables the disbursement of SDR55.2 million (about US$76.1 million), bringing total disbursements under the arrangement to SDR427.8 million (about US$590 million). Cameroon’s three-year arrangement was approved on June 26, 2017 for SDR 483 million (about US$666.1 million, or 175 percent...
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State-owned companies employ more than 40,000 people in Cameroon
According to a study just published by the Technical Commission put in place for the rehabilitation of companies in the Public and Para public Sector (CTR), state-owned companies employ more than 40,000 people in Cameroon. The figure updated at the end of 2018 confirms the importance of a company like the Cameroon Development Corporation (CDC) in Cameroon's public job creation scheme. This public agro-industrial unit, which specializes in the production...